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Summertime Flow

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in GIC Blog | 0 comments

Ahhh, summer.  The time of the year when barbecues heat up, cool drinks are consumed, and pale legs absorb some much needed sunlight. Nostalgia anyone? While summer is a time many people enjoy outdoors, the reality is most of us also still have work.  Buzz kill, I know.  Well let’s reframe this using two different and life-changing perspectives. First, working in the summer provides us free air conditioning (Yes, A.C. is life-changing for me).  If you grew up like me, your mom yelled at you not to touch the thermostat for the air conditioning. She would instead suggest...

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Giving People The Power To Cause Change

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in GIC Blog | 0 comments

Giving People The Power To Cause Change

The key to doing good and to solving world problems comes from the passion to reach a goal. Since the process is an emotional one, we need to be emotionally charged towards the cause and create passion enough to take steps towards solving a problem. One person cannot solve all of the world’s problems. It is the collective effort of the people themselves that will create a change. The people closest to the problem know the most about the problem; they will connect with its causes and can therefore move towards solving them. All they need is a helping hand in providing resources, ideas, and...

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Giving ‘Good’

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in GIC Blog | 2 comments

Giving ‘Good’

Luck does not have much to do with it. Surrounding yourself with genuinely good people leads to amazing outcomes. Recently I finished reading Adam Grant’s new book, “Give and Take”. In this enlightening read, he expounds upon the idea there are takers, matchers, and givers in the world. Takers are self-centered, and will manipulate people solely for their own personal benefit. Matchers operate on a more tit-for-tat, quid pro quo, sort of lifestyle. They tend to give to others, knowing that many people will return the favor in the future. The majority of us are indeed matchers in many...

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Maximizing Your Passion to Accomplish Your Goals

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in GIC Blog | 0 comments

Maximizing Your Passion to Accomplish Your Goals

As a member or friend of the Global Impact Collective, we are fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most passionate individuals.  These individuals are able to harness this energy on life’s goals, in many cases, successfully.  This discussion will attempt to define the components that relate to passion and the accomplishment of goals. Logical Argument 1. Passion is the force (in the physical sense like acceleration) moving an individual to their goal. 2. Happiness and productivity are two components to increase or decrease an individual’s actual passion. 3. Productivity is directly...

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Accomplishing Good

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in GIC Blog | 1 comment

Accomplishing Good

We all want to be living a dream. Not in a life where wishing is a perpetual theme. Wishing for happiness, a love that abounds. When chaos is around you and failure surrounds; compounds. The pressure breathes on you and dubiousness abounds. Wishing for perfection like a smile while having fun. When cloudiness comes upon you and your tears blot out the sun.   We all want to be living a dream. Yet to deem that possible we must stop sleeping. And Lord knows we work too much and rest comes a creeping. So you live in reality and deal with some pain, as you close your eyes and wish to be...

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What’s in your name?

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in GIC Blog | 0 comments

What’s in your name?

“You have been given one thing in this life – your family name – return it in as good or better shape then when you received it” - Quote from a Wise Man I heard this quote at a leadership event nearly three years ago and I don’t think I will ever be able to forget it. So often we become incredibly focused on the here and now, the quick fix or the fast buck, rather than the bigger picture. Regardless if you are male or female (either nowadays may switch their name when married) your name and brand will always be with you. The normal descriptors such as hard working, creative,...

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The Right Emotions Lead To The Right Actions

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in GIC Blog | 0 comments

The Right Emotions Lead To The Right Actions

THE RIGHT EMOTIONS LEAD TO THE RIGHT ACTIONS “What I have realized is that decision to solve the world’s problems is not a logical one. It is an emotional one. Therefore in order to act and make a difference it is important to feel the right emotion. Once that is achieved everything else follows” 1. Feel Your Surroundings Every day we are bombarded with news clips, videos, articles about hunger, crime, war, poverty, corruption etc. but what it is doing is  desensitizing us from the problems that surround us. It is making us less and less motivated to do anything about it because each...

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The Transformation Beyond Ideas

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in GIC Blog | 3 comments

The Transformation Beyond Ideas

This will not be your normal blog, but an experiment that will help you along the road to making an impact in something you are passionate. There will be a preview assignment, an argument, and a reflection/homework.  To gain the most out of this experience please take these steps seriously.  All are invited and please have fun. Preview Assignment For your preview assignment, simply write down a recent idea that will create a positive impact to yourself or others around you.  Common themes may be your community, school, organization, family, and world.  Keep this idea in the back your mind...

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Does Capitalism Prevent Good?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in GIC Blog | 7 comments

Does Capitalism Prevent Good?

Recently, there has been a national resurgence of conversation regarding meritocracy and whether capitalism is sustainable as a system.  Some argue that if you work hard enough you can achieve anything while others say that you need certain societal conditions to achieve greatness.  For example, if you did not go to a good elementary school, you may be behind your peers starting in middle school and then further behind in high school, and the cycle keeps going.  Similar arguments have been presented about poverty.  But what about achieving ‘good’?   Does capitalism counteract...

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Can one do “Good” without Facebook?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in GIC Blog | 1 comment

Can one do “Good” without Facebook?

Let me preface with a spoiler: I don’t arrive at an answer. I, instead, am trying to think critically through this inquiry, trying to convince myself of a response that cannot be validated though personal experience. Well the secret is out by now—I have a strong disdain for the social networking monster, Facebook. While I like to think that perhaps my line of work has something to do with my loathsome attitude towards the site, most of my colleagues, oddly enough have Facebook accounts and speak glowingly of its existence. Yet, it is exactly because of my line of work that I have remained...

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