FOCUS: Age is No Limit!

Selected Life Lesson Anything is possible, no matter what the age. -Mary B’s Life Lesson from the Beyond Rubies Conference Richard’s Thoughts… We are powerful beyond our measure … no matter how young or old we are. That was no more apparent to me than at an event I volunteered at two weeks ago on […]

The Power of Positivity

Talking to strangers is something I have never been good at doing. Perhaps it has come from bad airline conversations or super-awkward moments on the subways here in New York City, but I usually refrain from longer than “hello” conversations with people I don’t know. All that began to change as I took my trip […]

FOCUS: Action!

Selected Life Lesson You aren’t judged on your words, you are judged on your actions. -Austin S’ Life Lesson from Basehor, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… It doesn’t matter how it is said, but we have all heard Austin’s lesson before. But only recently have I been needed to be told this again. For me, it came […]

FOCUS: Trembling Legs!

Selected Life Lesson I’ve learned how to be less shy. I had to give a speech in front of the whole school and my legs were trembling. Now I have more confidence about myself. -Anonymous Life Lesson from Olathe, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… As a speaker I know just what this lesson is talking about. In […]

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The Birth of an Idea

I brought together three other passionate people recently and something was born. We’re not sure what … but we’re excited and the possibilities are endless. That’s what happens when you allow your imagination to run wild and shoot for the stars. You never know what is to become.

FOCUS: Live Your Passion!

Selected Life Lesson Always be passionate about what you want to pursue. Always think you can never give up. -Taylor B’s Life Lesson from Haven, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… Having and living a life full of passion is a wonderful thing. But how many of you and your friends actually execute on your passions on a […]