passion

An open letter to Ms. Silva and the Notre Dame Class of 2029

An open letter to Ms. Silva and the Notre Dame Class of 2029

Dear Ms. Silva, That’s the name of the video, and a great way for us to start our open letter to you and your class.  Our team here at #EDGB followed the story of your amazing students this past season.  Their passion for their education, and their positive classroom community serves as such a great lesson to all of us as to how we should approach life.  Their passion for Notre Dame serves a ...[Read More]

When we first met I was just a kid

When we first met I was just a kid

Many people read the poem that Kobe Bryant posted to The Players’s Tribute announcing his retirement.  But those people who were lucky enough to be at the Staples Center that night received a more personal message. When we first met I was just a kid. Some of you took me in. Some of you didn’t. But all of you helped me become the player and man in front of you today. You gave me confidence to ...[Read More]

Jon Gordon on Leadership

Jon Gordon on Leadership

Leadership is a transfer of purpose, passion, optimism, and belief. Quotes from: You Win in the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith See more from Every Day, Getting Better promotion of this book.

T.G.I.M.

thank god it's Monday

T.G.I.M. Monday is not the day to be back at the grindstone.  Monday is the day to be back at your passion.  If you’re working for the weekend, you’re doing it wrong.  Kick ass.  Every day.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

Bryan Cranston on being a sneaky Pete, finding passion and having it bloom

Bryan Cranston on being a sneaky Pete, finding passion and having it bloom

Last night at the Emmy awards, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) won for best Lead Actor in a Drama Series.  Cranston’s acceptance speech was very on point and well received by many.  His message was to the Sneaky Pete’s of the world. To all the Sneaky Pete’s of the world, who thought that settling for mediocrity was a good idea, because it was safe.  Don’t do it!  Take a chanc ...[Read More]

Because that’s when you’re most alive.

follow your dreams

“I have no understanding as to why, when you’re 18 to even, let’s say 30, why you wouldn’t try to make what you’re passionate about work for you…  If you go and become a lawyer or go to school and do all the things that everybody wants you to do, and don’t do the thing you really love, the real question isn’t what’s going to happen when youR ...[Read More]