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125 Nicholas Harper

The abundant love given to Nick by his parents, as a child, made him feel rich. However, he realized that his family was actually poor. Nick did not allow his past to define him. He took inventory of his gifts, tools and skills. Nick worked with what he had. Through hard work and perseverance, he met his goals and built a successful chiropractic practice. Nick shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– your past does not define you
– take inventory of your gifts, tools and skills
– work with what you have
– if you’re feeling overwhelmed with a goal, break it down into bite size pieces
– take one step at a time
– aim high
– serving others is so much more rewarding that seeking our own interests

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124 Peter Shankman

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Peter feels his ADHD is a gift of curiosity and creativity.  He figured there had to be others like him, so he started the “Faster than Normal” podcast and wrote the best selling book by the same name. Peter believes that in the next ten years, 35% of companies’ employees and customers will be Neurodiverse. He coaches companies on the benefits of ADHD and consults them on how to attract/retain incredibly creative and talented people with ADHD. Peter shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– when you feel you’ve made it big, remember your roots and try to stay humble
– life is too short to sit in one place
– if you don’t like where you are, move, you are not a tree
– trust the process
– learn and grow from successes and failures
– the universe unfolds the way it should
– take the good and the bad in stride
– if you’re not enjoying what you are doing, perhaps it’s time to change

The New York Times has called Peter Shankman “a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some.” He is a 5x best selling author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, focusing on customer service and the new and emerging customer and neurotatypical economy.  With three startup launches and exits under his belt, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the new Neurodiverse Economy.

https://www.fasterthannormal.com/

https://www.shankman.com/

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123 Chris Badgett

Living in a remote area of Alaska, Chris realized that it was not conducive to a young family. So, he left his good paying job. Chris didn’t know what he was going to do. It wasn’t easy.  Chris felt compelled and called to go in a new direction. He eventually found traction. He gives credit for his ability to operate on limited income. Chris shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– when transition a life change, there’s a delay that you have to survive
– as you change, you need to go through a period with a blank canvas to create value for others
– strive to have a mindset to survive and endure
– stay focus on providing value and assistance to others
– empty your cup and make space to work on a new venture
– step outside your current identity
– you can reinvent yourself
– we are more malleable than we think
– we don’t have to fit into a box
– transcend and include
– you can add a new tribe with the people you run with
– time is of essence
– having a sense of urgency can help you get unstuck
– go after what you are passionate about

Chris Badgett is the Founder and CEO of LifterLMS.  Chris started learning about online education on a glacier in Alaska. He’s created courses on everything from organic gardening to wood working. He is passionate about helping other entrepreneurial educators find success and create impact.

https://lifterlms.com/

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122 Paul Maskill

Paul was taught to get a corporate for 40 years, then retire. He realized that this wasn’t for him. Paul wanted to enjoy life each day. He empowered himself to start his own business of coaching and consulting others. Paul shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– it’s all about the journey
– see where your path takes you
– have an open mind
– allow momentum to take over
– keep doing what you enjoying doing
– stay focused
– map out a vision of your life

https://www.paulmaskill.com/

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121 Sheila Grinell

Witnessing her mom’s health after a stroke, Sheila felt compelled to write her mom’s story, then realized she wanted to write more. She transitioned from her first act to her second act as an author or dreamer, where she does not experience objective measurements. Sheila is very passionate about language, as she loves the way words and images resonate. She feels that writing is a way to share what experiences have taught her and to express her truth. Sheila shares the following powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– a book is the heart that beats in the chest of another
– don’t be afraid to make mistakes
– don’t second guess yourself
– just keep going
– transition takes time and can’t be rushed
– make decisions that bring you joy
– for those that are transitioning from act one to act two:  you may not see the new work coming, embrace the surge, recognize that it will take time, the new work does not invalidate the old, it builds on it. Also, if you choose to take pursue a second act, then you get to keep your passions, you get to revise your purpose and find a payoff that you might not have previously anticipated.

Writing as a “second act” is thrilling and humbling. Sheila uses skills and work habits learned in her first act to express thoughts and feelings–the fruit of decades–that she hadn’t articulated before. She’s still engaged with the world, but she’s exploring in a different dimension. In addition to career and motherhood, she’s practiced yoga, hiked, and dabbled in foreign languages. Born in a taxi in Manhattan, she studied at the Bronx High School of Science, Harvard University, and the University of California at Berkeley. She continues to live in Phoenix with her husband and her new, rescued dog.

https://www.sheilagrinell.com/ 
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https://www.facebook.com/Sheila-Grinell-author-778119465648171/ 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheila-grinell-041b915 
http://experiencemattersaz.org 
https://designingyour.life/ 

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120 Katherine Jansen-Byrkit

Katherine knew some things were brewing in her life; in her marriage, her father’s alcoholism and abandonment of the family. She developed a food addiction and attempted suicide. Then, Katherine had a wake up call. She began a journey of healing her body and heart. Katherine changed her relationship with food and body. Now, she helps people with the process of healing from the inside out. Katherine shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– don’t let your pain act itself out
– we still have to do the work
– our pain can be a part of our path
– hope is truth that is still more
– hope is healing when we are hurt and injured
– real people telling real stories is inspirational
– we have such capacities within us, beyond our own resilience
– be patient with and trust the process
– be in the company of others
– challenge the thoughts that are not true

For many, counseling offers the possibility of making lasting, positive changes in life and in relationships. For others, it offers the realization that by dissolving old patterns of thinking and believing, life is perfect exactly the way it is. Ultimately, it is about helping others live and love as their most conscious self.

For those interested, she provides a powerful mindfulness ritual at the beginning of each session, which can help clients be more present for the session and more connected to themselves throughout the process. Her overall approach is direct, interactive and collaborative with a goal of creating greater sense of personal and relational well-being.

After enjoying years of working in the field of Public Health, she experienced an inner stirring….like the wind at the change of a season. What ensued was a process of reflection, curiosity and ultimately trust. It became clear that Public Health was not her final stop and that what was right and true was to follow in the footsteps of her father and become a therapist.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she loves bringing the ideals of Public Health together with her work as a counselor, offering to those she serves a holistic approach that includes celebrating diversity in all its forms.

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119 Mary Corning

Mary experienced addiction, alcohol, failed relationships and a father dying of cancer. Through meditation, she had an awakening and realized what she’d been escaping from. Mary’s partnership with horses taught her to accept and not judge herself. Even though she’d always been authentic, she started becoming comfortable with her authentic self. Once Mary did that, she accepted herself and others. She transitioned from being authentic to accepting life and who she was. Mary shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– relating is how we can grow with each other
– be authentic in all situations
– when we are authentic, then we are living from our hearts
– don’t follow traditional paths if it doesn’t feel authentic to you
– seek to be a partner with your life, don’t try to control it
– heart is the important difference
– it’s OK to be afraid
– we can be afraid and still take steps to heal
– feel acceptance for who you are
– self judgement and self doubt come from fear
– go inward to get answers

https://marycorning.com/

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