Learning Never Ends

What you formally learned in school will never carry you through the demands of your career and personal life. That includes all your college degrees and professional certifications. Why is that? The answer is complicated. Do you have the ability to answer that yourself with what you learned maybe ten years ago? Twenty-five years ago? […]

Your Zone of Purpose

How well do you know you? I’m not referring to the awkward work you did while in middle and high school. I remember one of my students many years ago coming up to me in the first week of school and saying, “Mr. Prosser, I suck at math.” I said, “Hang in there, you are […]

Are You At A Crossroad?

What stage of life are you in? The First Half, or the Second Half? Only you can know which one it is. The First Half is dominated by experimentation and testing whether you have actually discovered the truest expression of yourself both personally and professionally. At some point, you begin to question your assumptions and […]

Stinky Stuff

Everything in life, taken and stirred together, effects our future. Positivity alone will not feed a thriving and sustainable life. Salvaging our negative experiences is part of the whole. There are lessons there. Manure makes good fertilizer. The stinky stuff is as important as the perfume. Use it to grow your next dream.

Dragging The Best Forward

2022 is a wrap. What are your learning goals for 2023? Mine are characteristically too many, so I’m trimming them down to those I can commit to with genuine intent. I use questions like these to guide me. – What deep learning did I gain this year that I can drag into the new year […]

The Best Is At The Bottom

The best way to get to the top is to begin at the bottom, and stay there. Anyone who has ever reached the top of their game will tell you that it was the set of values they began with that got them there. So, staying at the bottom means that you never move away […]

Oxford On My Mind

I returned from Oxford a few weeks ago. I was invited to join a friend of mine who was returning to Kellogg College for his reunion, an event they call a Gaudy Night. It was an invigorating visit to be among 36 college campuses that make up one Oxford University, which is unquestionably one of […]

Re-Tired For 60,000 More

Rising incomes and longer lives are the consistent variables showing up around the globe. Generally that is. Not everyone is living longer and getting wealthier, but a larger percentage of the world’s population is experiencing positive growth in life.Here in America, it’s much more likely to live deep into your 80’s than ever before. (There […]

What Did They Teach You In School?

I asked a friend yesterday, “Could it be that we have read it wrongly?” Friends of mine, are thoughtful. All of us have poured our souls into learning. It’s serious business for us. My question to my friend related to whether we are humbled by the things we think about. I ask you, “Could it […]

From The Ruins

I‘m progressing, and in my mind, I’m growing.   As I progress, I’m squeezing all I can learn from my past so I can express my life better in the future.   One thing I am progressing from is the utter ruin of white American Evangelicalism. I’ve had a growing discontent with it for years, […]