How many of you have a coach? Kenny Chesney has a song called Coach. It’s mainly about an athletic coach that he remembers and how meaningful he was in his life. The song has probably been sung at many funerals and retirement parties and tribute events. Those kinds of coaches that we have as we
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We all have those moments in time that we’ll never forget the day or where we were when that event happened. Perhaps it’s 9/11, or November 22nd. Maybe it’s 10 years ago during the China earthquake, or perhaps it was when you lost a parent, or a brother or sister. Maybe it was your wedding
Recently, I was in San Diego at a conference and there was a video shown at one of our opening sessions. It was a music video by Tim McGraw called Humble and Kind. It’s a very simple song that talks about being kind to people and being humble and grateful, not holding grudges or being
I’ve been asked many times who is my favorite group. I’d have to say my favorite band is the Eagles. Their music, the hundreds of songs that they’ve written and performed, have stayed with me throughout my years. Some songs like “Take It Easy” and “Desperado” and “Life In The Fast Lane” and “Take
I love that song by Johnny Cash – I’ve Been Everywhere, because I have been. I have traveled all over the United States with one job and I’ve traveled all over the world with another. The topic today is lifelong learner. When I took each of those jobs, I was very confident in myself. I thought
Have you ever made a mistake? Of course you have. We’ve all made hundreds, even thousands of them. What can we do with them? Well, we could let them dwell within us. We could let them make us grumpy, discouraged, disappointed, angry, and cause us to get off track and distracted from our goal or
If you’ve been listening to me since I started this Sounds of Change blog, you know I’m a classic rock guy – Beatles, The Eagles, Bob Seger, Springsteen. Some of you in your comments on my blog have said I need to get a little more up-to-date. I will work on that and will
You just heard “Lean On Me” – a classic from many years ago. At the end of this message you’ll hear “Count On Me,” a more recent version with a similar message by Bruno Mars. Whether you’re leaning or counting on somebody, we all need a coach. We all need that person who can give
You know that song by Simon and Garfunkel – Sounds of Silence is one of my favorite songs from the 60s. The message I want to share with you today is the power of listening. How often do we have conversations with somebody and we’re not listening? You might say, “Oh I always listen to people,
Some people are concerned about the crazy life we’re living right now especially in the United States. Political discourse. Concerns about wars. The environment. A lot of anxiety. But when I have conversations with people about the days we live in today, I think about the 60s – the 1860s and the 1960s. The 1860s in
I’m not aware of another classic rock song that has a stronger opening than Neil Diamond’s “America.” First, the violins, and then the drum cadence getting louder and louder during the first 30 seconds of that song. It’s powerful, but so are those words. “We’ve been traveling far. Coming to America. Looking for freedom’s light
Recently my wife and I returned from a trip to Hawaii. My story is about it being 5 o’clock – which means happy hour. After my wife and I sat down and ordered our Mai Tais, I turned around and saw a wooden sign that said Life Lessons From Sea Turtles. Swim with the current.
I love that song. The topic this morning is glass half full. Some of you might say the glass is half empty, but I’ve always been an optimist. That glass is half full for me. Sometimes I’ll hear bad news. There were times when something awful happened in my career. Maybe I didn’t get the sales
Listen to the words of This Is The Moment. They are powerful. It’s one of my favorite songs. This is the moment from Jekyll and Hyde. Turn up the volume real loud when you listen to that one. It talks about taking advantage of a moment, being ready for it. Reach out and go for
Hello, Bruce Nasby here. When you last heard from me I mentioned a new venture I am working on. I’m here today to tell you more about that.
I am always searching for more education, motivation and inspiration. Here’s a list of my favorite books and videos. Please share your favorites in the comments section below this post. Some of my all-time favorite books One Thing by Gary Keller Everybody Matters by Bob Chapman The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
If you spend any length of time in the nonprofit world, sooner or later you’ll be faced with the need to raise a large sum of money in a short amount of time. How do you pull together a successful fundraising campaign quickly, especially given the pressure you’re under and the stress you’re feeling?
You’re a busy executive with a million things that all have to be done right now. You’re not sure if anybody else really understands. As the Chair of our local Vistage group in Springfield, Missouri, I work with lots of other executives who are in the same boat you’re in. I have also been that