Posts - Purpose

#Hashtag Your New Year’s Resolution

Many of us make resolutions at the start of a new year, but very few of us met those goals.  We have created a short, 10-minute meditation and outline some easy to implement steps to help you achieve your resolutions.

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Find and Follow Your Frog

In these highly communicative times, we all get bombarded with links to amusing, emotive, sometimes silly, and occasionally offensive videos promoting a message. While the “return on investment” spent looking at some of this is questionable, I usually encounter one or two a year worth sharing with others.

My favorite last year was created by the Rainforest Alliance and entitled, “Follow the Frog.”

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The Importance of Purpose

Many of you that have been through a Stop At Nothing program or session will remember discussions about the importance of having a personal sense of purpose in life.  Purpose, a feeling that we’re making a difference in the world, is a huge motivator.  In fact, we list it as one of the five key ingredients of success.

I recently came across this very engaging video, based on a talk by Daniel Pink, that explains the results of an MIT research study on this subject.  It is well worth the 10 minutes it takes to watch and listen!

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Our team is more cohesive, more open to feedback and more confident. I believe that the significant, measurable improvements in financial and operational performance that we’ve enjoyed are directly related to what we’ve learned as a result of our relationship with Stop At Nothing.

Scott Westerman

Associate VP for Alumni Relations / Executive Director
Michigan State Alumni Association