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Bill provides a quote from Anne Lamott. I began to read her work recently and found it humorous and inspiring.

When we have principles and are grounded, there is no need to run around trying to impress. We stand as beacons casting a light all around us inviting the world into us and joining the world as full participants.


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I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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  1. Inner calm, peace of mind that exists in a gifted few, attract the unfocused mind in droves.

    A leader of a athletic team is not always the loud boisterous player .

    Jim Brown said very little, others thought him to be superman.

    Some make us feel safe about the unknown

    • I agree Marty. Sometimes we lead by example with few words. Jean Beliveau was the captain of the Montreal Canadiens for years. He once told a rookie who dropped his jersey on the floor that was not the place for the jersey. He did not have to say anything more. I think the leaders of the era of Jim Brown and Jean Beliveau did not always speak and their words were measured to make a great impact.

      • We have progressed or regressed from walk softly and carry a big stick to our current flamboyant wide reviewers who spell team with an “I”
        Narcissist and individuality have replace take one for the team

        Players try to separate themselves for adulation

        Funny concept fir a world champion

      • I agree. It is so different watching sports today where there are wild celebrations and pointing at me. Being a champion is more than being a one person team. We have moved well beyond the world of John Wooden, Vince Lombardi, and others who connected living to playing.

      • Sorry wide receivers ( football)

  2. I’ve read a lot of Anne Lamott and enjoy her so much. I’d never come across the lighthouse quote, though. Good one.

  3. I’ve also discovered Anne Lamott thanks to Dr. Bill and am also finding it illuminating, thoughtful, grounding and funny. Great minds think alike 🙂

  4. Loving lighthouses and Anne Lamott’s wonderful writing, I am so grateful for all of this inspiration, and the reminder of that fantastic quote of hers I’d forgotten about. Shine on….

  5. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    People tend to gravitate to those that are emotionally stable, or grounded. Lovely thought. 🙂


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