46 @ 46 (Things I have learned on my journey so far…)

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the lessons that life has taught me because I recently celebrated my 46th birthday.  I’m not the same person I was twenty years ago.

I thought I knew everything as a teen. I was too confident for my own good in my 20s. I thought I was doing fine but the truth was that I struggled through my 30’s and early 40’s; I struggled to connect to who I was as an individual. My life was not aligned with my values nor my purpose. (Purpose? I didn’t even consciously define my purpose.) At the time, I didn’t have use mentors, role models, or coaches to give me the type of direction I craved needed.

My life was not aligned with my values nor my purpose.

It’s taken a long time and lots of personal work, but I finally feel as though I’ve racked up enough years, experiences, and reflective time to share a little bit of the things I’ve learned.

Here it is… 46 things I wish I would have known and practiced decades earlier. Please consider putting some of them to good use in your own life.

  • You don’t ‘find’ your life’s purpose; you must ‘define’ your life’s purpose.
  • Attitude is everything and YOU control it regardless of your circumstance.
  • You are what comes out of our mouth.

But wait, there’s more – keep reading!

This blog is NOT for you if…

This may not be a good fit...

If you read my first post and are still with me, this seems like a good time for me to be honest with you. So, if ANY of the following are true, then this blog is NOT a good fit for you:

This may not be a good fit...
  • You expect me to have all of the answers

    This is a “give and take” platform; I will give you MY BEST hoping it makes our lives better and, in exchange, I expect you to give me and the others in our community YOUR BEST.

Welcome, parents and teachers, could this be the beginning …?

Hello and welcome. I’m glad you stopped by.
This is my personal blog and is focused on empowering and inspiring parents and teachers. It is also a public record of my quest to improve myself & the lives of others (and a legacy of my thoughts to leave my loved ones). In my heart, all I know is that if I can help even one person have a better life (you?) then it’s all worth it. Basically, I want to help you and your kids THRIVE!

“Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.” — Jim Rohn


This blog may be for you if YOU are:

  • interested in becoming more and doing more with the blessings you’ve been given (We live in extraordinary times and I have a feeling you are an extraordinarily person if you read information like this… Let’s roll!)
  • not satisfied with anything less than the best possible life (For yourself, your children, and your students)
  • frustrated with the speed of change occurring in your life (And you want to DO something about it)

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