May the 4th Be With You, Giving Tuesday, Teacher Appreciation Day & Cinco de Mayo

This week:
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”—Victor Frankl

Thank A Teacher!




Ticket Without A Seat:
This movie has won an Oscar for the best animated movie, yet it is only 3 minutes long
See how life can change when our perception changes…


How to Assess Trustworthy Leaders During a Pandemic:
For people deciding which leaders to trust during the coronavirus pandemic, examine their arguments.
During this pandemic, two types of trust have been guiding how we motivate, impact, listen to, and influence one another: affect-based trust and competence-based trust.



Are You In ‘the space between’?- with Carolyn Tate:

n Zen, Ensō is a circle drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes. It expresses the reality that everything that has a beginning also has its end. Some endings, such as the ending of a season occur gradually without us really noticing. Other endings, such as the loss of a job, are abrupt and traumatic and turn our life upside down in an instant. Yet other endings, such as the end of a marriage, occur slowly and painfully over time.

Absolutely everything that begins, has an end. Nothing is eternal. Some endings we choose. Many we don’t. Endings can be sad or joyful. They can offer relief or send us into despair. Nothing will stop an ending if it is meant to be. Endings occur because something new must emerge.

I think we all agree something new will emerge at the end of this virus, as does Charles Eisenstein, author of  The Coronation. It’s a most erudite and compelling essay that poses many questions and offers no answers. I loved every word and read it three times to let it sink in.

My good friend Angela Raspass loved the essay too, so we decided to record a podcast on it. I’ll share ‘Conversations on The Coronation: A woman’s perspective’ next week.

Now back to Ensō. Some are drawn or painted as closed loops, while others are left open as in the image above. Ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe and mu (the void). When I reflect on the void between the beginning and the end of the brushstroke, I think of the famous quote by Victor Frankl.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Right now, many of us are sitting in ‘the space between’.  In this space we can rest and reflect on how to respond once the virus subsides – as citizens for society and as business leaders for the economy. We can ask ourselves the important question. What purpose do I want to serve in this new world?

How are you sitting in ‘the space between’?

Thank you so much for allowing me into your life. I don’t take your support lightly.

Yours on purpose


Carolyn Tate



“Forget Retirement – It is Time for You to Uncover and Live Your Passion and Purpose -The Next You” with Marcy Morrison and Eric Mowrey:


My dear friends & colleagues, Marcy Morrison and Eric Mowrey of Careers with Wings have just launched their free online course “Forget Retirement – It is Time for You to Uncover and Live Your Passion and Purpose -The Next You”. This course consists of 3 videos that are less than 10 minutes each, with easy to use worksheets to help you get clarity of what you love, the difference you want to make, tips on how to connect and collaborate with other leaders and how to map it out to take action now.   This is built on Marcy’s 13 years of helping 100’s of people uncover and live their passion and purpose through Careers with Wings.  Here is the link to the free course


Think About Our 4-Legged Friends And Not Just On Giving Tuesday:
Giving Tuesday is past but the need hasn’t’…

It’s no secret that I love dogs.  And like many of my friends, we love helping them experience a better life.

Tuesday May 5 was more than just Cinco de Mayo this year.  Giving Tuesday is a day when each of us can reflect on our good fortune and give back in many ways.  Every day is a perfect one to donate and every dollar we send to any of them helps a four-legged friend in need.

Here are some links below to some options. I hope you elect to choose your favorite.


























Thanks this week go to Larry H, Paula C, Carolyn T, Marcy M, Eric M & Bob C.
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The future is not the result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created – created first in the mind and will, and created next in activity.
The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.
The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.” –John Scharr

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