Author Archives: Brian J. Elizardi

Break Goals into 3 Categories of Completion for Greater Success

“Happiness grows less from the passive experience of desirable circumstances than from involvement in valued activities and progress towards one’s goals.” -David Myers and Ed Diener Nothing beats the surge of energy that comes from accomplishing a major goal or … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Update (or How I Learned to Renegotiate My Commitments to Books)

Photo courtesy of phantomswife Summer has long since come and gone and I wanted to write a quick update on my summer reading list and let you know how I did. I started off pretty close to my list, knocking out … Continue reading

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10 Books on My Summer Reading List

Whether it is the ritual of summer reading as a kid or trips to the beach as an adult, I love the abundance of down time in the summer and eagerly look to fill it with great reads. Working in … Continue reading

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What a Student Taught Me About Visualization and Inspiration

In my last job advising working professional students, I met with an adult student who was completing his bachelors degree at the University of Denver’s college of professional and continuing studies (University College) after a 15 year hiatus. He wanted … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Smile

Recently I watched the fascinating and inspiring documentary Man on Wire, the story of Philippe Petit, a tightrope walker, and his amazing high-wire routine performed in 1974 between the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The story of Petit and his colleagues … Continue reading

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