Stop searching for your passion

A few years ago, Terri Trespicio, a branding strategist talked about finding your passion and how waiting for this ‘feeling’ can cause delays in finding actually it.

Sounds like an oxymoron, but it makes sense.

The idea is not wait to find your passion first, but to take the first step into doing something in order to find it. I don’t want to spoil the entire video, but have a listen and let me know what you think.

Can you plan your passion?

Video, courtesy of TEDxKC.

When Hollywood Fantasy Becomes Reality #innovation #leadership

I’m always amazed to see how ideas continue to mold the future. Ever watch a sci-fi movie and wonder, wouldn’t it be cool if that really could happen? In this case, these innovators took the Back to the Future idea to fuel the time machine at the end of the movie.

Jeplan, a company in Japan has developed a way to recycle clothes that mostly end up in dumping grounds.

According to CEO and co-founder, Mosaki Takao, only 10% of clothes actually get re-used and recycled. Continue reading When Hollywood Fantasy Becomes Reality #innovation #leadership

Trying to Stay Positive #HighFives Are Essential!

Ever get that feeling where you’re motivated to make a difference but when you go after some cheers it’s just not there?

That’s how I feel sometimes. I’m working hard, but I can’t seem to keep the momentum going. I’m at a point in my life where I must make a decision to pursue opportunities that come my way. But, at the same time I have to calculate the risks since it’s not just about me anymore.


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My Dad’s Life in a Nutshell (Auto-Biography) #Cambodian #Refugee

My brother has finally decided to apply for U.S. Citizenship, which forced me to look for information about my Dad. As I looked through old documents, I came across a document titled, “The Life of Sok Huot”.

Sok Huot was my Dad. Also known as Reverend or Pastor Sok Huot.

Dad, sharing one of his many sermons at Glenwood UMC

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First long-run of 2017 #runchat #goals #HalfMarathonTraining

The last time I ran outside was on January 1st. I ran 3.1 miles to celebrate the new year in 10 degree weather. It was cold! I haven’t been out since. That is, until yesterday.

I saw that it was approaching 50 degrees outside and just had to get out there and run. This is not normal weather for Ohio. It’s usually a lot colder this time of year. But, hey…I’m not complaining!

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Saying Goodbye to President & Mrs. Obama

DISCLAIMER: This blog post is about Leadership skills I learned and observed from President Obama. It’s not meant to be political. Regardless of your party affiliation, you can still learn from someone.

I’ll admit, I was skeptical when we elected President Obama the first time. The first 4 years were challenging to say the least for his Administration (for various reasons).  It wasn’t until the next 4 years after his re-election that we could start to see the fruits of his labor.

President Obama’s leadership style was very laid back to say the least. He wasn’t a defensive jerk that kicked people out of the room when he didn’t agree with your opinion.

There are many lessons I’ve learned from him since he took office. But this one resinated most with me.

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Reboot – Day 3

Finally, 3rd day is complete! It was rough doing mostly juice the past three days, but I got through it.

The first day was all juice, the second day, I ate a salad for dinner. I did the same on the 3rd day. I was able to drop 5 pounds in 2 days. I did walk/jog on the treadmill for an hour today, so that helped lose the pounds as well.

I read somewhere that our bodies are awesome machines that “cleanses” itself already; without having to go through what I went through the past three days. Simply just have to increase your fruits and vegetables and water intake. That’s pretty much it.

I woke up with a slight headache Continue reading Reboot – Day 3