Here is an article on resilience that was recently published in the Mountain Democrat by the El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council.
Building resilience is vital to our own personal growth and is essential for children. It is easier to run away from problems or not deal with pain. But building resilience and increasing our capacity to navigate stressful situations and trials allows us to grow and be better equipped to handle difficult life situations in the future. Helping our children develop resilience is the best gift we can give them.
Check out the article here
Tiger Woods comeback to win the 2019 Masters may be the best comeback ever. After having various surgeries on his back and at one point not being able to walk, it is amazing to see him win yet another time. At one point, he did not believe he would be able to play golf again. His celebration brings a tear to the eye as you get a glimpse of the emotion.
Woods, who overcame injuries and personal trials (many self-inflicted) demonstrates determination and persistence that can inspire anyone to not give up and continue to pursue their dreams.
Below you can watch some highlights on the road to his Master's win. Enjoy! For more inspirational videos you can scroll down the right column of this blog to find videos.
I am excited to share that I just published the book Essentials for Cultivating Passionate Volunteers and Leaders
. It is available at www.barnesandnoble.com
I wrote the book because it is very important to value volunteers and staff and to know how to effectively honor them and the needs of the organization. Creating a culture where individuals can thrive and discover their strengths and purpose is essential. When volunteers and staff find their niche and focus on their strengths the organization is more effective and more good can be done in the world.
I have had a lot of volunteers that I have worked with over the past 20 years and many I am still in touch with today. What they tell me most impacted them from working with me is that their voice was heard and that they were guided to discovering their role to play in the organization.
My book will help:
*Inspire and motivate volunteers and staff
*Listen to others effectively and offer quality feedback
*Reduce turnover and cultivate passion in the workplace
*Develop a culture of mentorship and learning
*Individuals and volunteers choose the right organization for them
Here are some reviews:
"Mr. Zacapa provides straight forward, practical ideas for engaging and inspiring employees and volunteers to perform at optimum levels for the good of any organization. His short and very well written book inspired and validated my own principles applied during my own, lengthy career as a CEO of a nationally respected affordable housing developer/operator. Eddie Zacapa understands the importance of finding passion in those we lead and offers excellent tips on how to apply empathy and understanding for the promotion of work excellence."
Rob Pearson, CEO, Santa Barbara Housing Authority
"Eddie powerfully lifts up the concepts of 'love thy neighbor' in this book. He illustrates how volunteering time and skills to our communities teaches teamwork, communication, conflict resolution, critical thinking, project planning and other important life skills. Eddie especially captures how human beings can bring out the best in each other through volunteerism. He also reminds us to preserve and treasure our interconnectedness as global citizens."
Ami Pascual Spear, Founding Director, South of Market Foundation, Community Economic Developer practitioner
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