Explore, Commit, Emerge

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Stuck in Customs “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” ~ T.S. Eliot What are You Exploring? Two months ago and it just sort of hit me. Why am I doing this? […]

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I Just Want To Be Heard

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: B Rosen “Seek first to understand, then to be understood” ~ Stephen Covey “Are you listening to me?” “Do you understand what I’m saying?” “Are you really listening to me?” “Listen a hundred times; ponder a thousand times; speak once.” ~ Turkish Proverb How well do you understand, before you speak? A Story […]

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Laugh and Get Rich

by Lance Ekum

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” ~ Audrey Hepburn Laugh and Get Rich! February 8th:  Do you know what is significant about this day? It is officially also […]

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Jungle 2.0: The True Peak Journey

by Lance Ekum

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu JUNGLE 2.0!   What is it? What does it mean? What changes? What stays the same? (all questions I HAD!) More seriously, though, what does it all mean?  And why should you care? Jungle 2.0: Why Should You Care? Life […]

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Success: Eleven in 2011

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Marty.FM “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” ~ Christopher Morley What is success anyway?  How do YOU define it? Perhaps we’ll hear of someone who has “hit it big”, who has all the toys, who lives in the biggest house, who… Perhaps […]

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Your Essence

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Mitra Mirshahidi- “If the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living, I have made my mark.” ~ Thomas L. Odem The permanent element of your being.  That which is within you. More than your name.  […]

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And The Word Is (2011)…

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: gnackgnackgnack “A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes One Word A new year is upon us.  A time to […]

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Discover Your Next Step

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Steve Oliver Imagery “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” ~ Henry David Thoreau “Discover your passion.” “Live your dream.” “Be authentically you.” “Follow your heart.” Have […]

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New Rules For Life

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Kuzeytac “How do geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within if only we would listen to it, that tells us certainly […]

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The Road Not Taken

by Lance Ekum

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you'll discover will be wonderful.  What you'll discover is yourself."  ~Alan Alda A warm September evening, and I arrive there for a business trip.  Let's take a step back, though.  Back a couple of weeks, and a […]

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