Shawn Ellis

Grab a rope to “save” a moment (and yourself)

Yesterday was a good morning. No, a GREAT morning. A jumping-for-joy morning! Why? Because I got my son off to school—on a Monday—with no blow-ups. Better than that, we actually laughed and had fun. But then, it was almost ruined. And that’s what inspired the drawing above. Let me explain… and hopefully share something you …

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Fun with Garth–and lessons in love, gratitude, awe, and humility

Last week I asked, “What do you love?” With some help from Marcus Buckingham (from his new book, Love + Work), we also learned how to read a few signs to discover—or remember—what we love: instinct (have to do it), flow (fully present), and rapid learning (it comes rather easily to you). This week, I …

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What do you love?

A question I’ve been asking audiences at this year’s “Beyond Resilience” events—to help them uncover a vision for a better future—is: “What do you love?” In times of disruption, crisis, and overwhelm, it’s easy to lose sight of what you love. What do I love? Who has time for that?! I’m just trying to get …

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10 Years of Mastering the Moments – How It Started, How It’s Going

It was 10 years ago this month when I first shared the words, “this moment matters,” with a live audience–at the annual convention of the Independent Community Bankers of America at the Gaylord Opryland Resort right here in Nashville. Oh, how far we’ve all come since then! Getting in front of that audience was a …

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