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“Are you still working?” I hear this question more and more, sometimes from people my age, sometimes from folks who are younger. It bothers me, because it feels as if there is more than curiosity behind the question; it feels like judgment.

Society seems to have preconceived notions of what we should be doing at […]

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Watch Richard’s presentation at the TEDx Allianz June event in Minneapolis.


By Richard Leider

Sponsored by Willow Valley Communities

Richard Leider is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, executive coach, and a 1 million-mile “frequent traveler.” He has been leading Inventure Expeditions – walking safaris – in Tanzania for thirty years. Richard is […]

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A sense of life purpose promotes physical, mental, and spiritual health. Purpose is fundamental.

People who seek meaning beyond themselves are healthier, happier, and live longer. So, it’s vital to our well-being that we maintain a strong sense of purpose.

For some people, life purpose is a spiritual concept, or has a religious dimension. For […]

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Traveling With a Purpose

On February 23, 2016 By

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

There’s so much more to travel than just crossing a place off on a bucket list!  Today, […]

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Communicating Your Story

On January 21, 2016 By

What’s Your Story

To create and to communicate your offer, you must share your story with your key “connectors.” You cannot inspire others unless and until you are inspired yourself. You must, first, be able to answer these three questions:

What do you do? What are you passionate about? What is it about your offer […]

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I have been leading Inventure Expedition “walking safaris” in Tanzania, East Africa for three decades.  With my guide friend and partner, Daudi Peterson, we were able to initiate contact with the Hadza hunter-gatherers in the early 1990’s.  And, we’ve built a lasting relationship ever since.

Daudi has written the book, Hadzabe, By the Light […]

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“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”                                             […]

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The Ultimate Why
“Why?”  This simple question, which we utter many times a day, is loaded with assumptions of what philosophers call “teleology.”  Teleology is the study of design and purpose.  It comes from the Greek word “telos” – complete.

Rabbi Harold Kushner, wrote a book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People.  I […]

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When people seek me out as a coach, they often bring questions that will not let them alone—questions that keep them up at night and interrupt their thoughts during the day. Questions like: “Can I live a fulfilled life?” “How can I create the work and life I want to have?”

When we begin the […]

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Following the Thread

On January 30, 2013 By

This poem by William Stafford is a place to return if we feel challenged by the daily grind of life and work.


There’s a thread you follow.  It goes among things that change.  But it doesn’t change.  People wonder about what you are pursuing.  You have to […]

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