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    Living purposefully is what I think of when I think of our next feature, David McNalley. He encourages leaders and individuals in his business and books to discover their brands and live purposefully. TransForm, a company founded by David McNalley, knows only purposeful individual and leaders build inspired organizations and iconic brands. He has many books and products that support the message of encouragement.

    One book in which I was blessed to have a story published in, Even Eagle’s Need a Push, is full of encouraging stories to help all of us live aligned lives reaching our highest potential. At times we all need a push in our lives to help either get us on track, get us moving, get us soaring or even get us going in the right direction. Click on the banner below to see a short inspirational movie called The Push based on the book.

    This message in his blog a few weeks back on living boldly speaks highly to his passion to help all of us soar in our lives.

    My Third Lesson – Live Boldly


    Author: David McNally

    It is now nearly fourteen weeks since I finished radiation and chemotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer. The prognosis for a complete cure is good. Week to week I get stronger and there is every reason to be optimistic that I shall live for many more years. But, I am not going to take any chances.

    After nearly 65 years on this planet, there’s something about which I’m certain: You and I are not here to mark time. There is a force, a spirit, within each of us bursting to accomplish amazing things. For me, it is more than completing a “bucket list.” It is about the desire to be immersed in the life-giving process of creation, to be energized about future possibilities, to experience daily the joy of living life boldly.

    My book, The Eagle’s Secret, poses several relevant questions to help in this quest:

    What inspires me?
    Who inspires me?
    What do I value?
    What fulfills me?
    What do I feel called to do?

    Join me in resolving not to take our lives for granted. We may have 24 years to live, 24 months, 24 days, 24 hours, 24 minutes or 24 seconds. We truly don’t know. Let us resolve that the headlines and purveyors of doom will not take away our imagination and dreams.

    Let’s be generous in expressing our love and appreciation to those who are very important to our lives. Let’s make plans for experiencing or achieving that something we said we always wanted to do. Let’s everyday find a way to go above and beyond the call of duty, to provide exceptional value and service to those we work with and for.

    George Bernard Shaw said: “I want to be thoroughly used up when I die.” Let us embrace those words so that every night we can go to bed affirming: This day I did not hold back – I lived boldly!


    For more resources, see our Library topic Spirituality in the Workplace.


    Janae Bower is an inspirational speaker, award-winning author and training consultant. She founded Finding IT, a company that specializes in personal and professional development getting to the heart of what matters most. She started Project GratOtude, a movement to increase gratitude in people’s lives.