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Keep Driving Forward: Lessons from Sam Schmidt

When Sam Schmidt was rendered quadriplegic in an Indycar crash, it barely slowed him down. Since then, he's started his own Indycar race team (currently 2nd in the championship), founded Conquer Paralysis Now, and worked with Arrow Electronics to once again drive over 200mph...and more importantly, dance with his daughter on her wedding day. I'm proud to introduce you all to my friend Sam today. I'd love if you introduced me to the person who's influenced your perspective on perseverance and progress -- and keeps you DRIVING FORWARD.

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Navigate the Office Archipelago: Staying Visible When You Can’t Be Seen

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” If you’re like me, you’ve felt pretty separated from your colleagues over the past year. It feels like each of us is our own island, loosely connected in an archipelago chain, but scattered on distant shores. Changing winds and an unpredictable climate have made it more difficult to navigate toward where we want to be next in our careers, or to connect with the people who can help us figure it out.

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On the Trail to Success, You Have to Get Your Feet Wet

“I don’t want to get my feet wet!” I shouted over the hiss of the rain. “My shoes will get muddy, my socks will get wet, I’ll get a blister. I hate getting my feet wet!” Squinting through the dim, grainy light of my headlamp, I saw him smirk a little. He threw his arms out as if welcoming the deluge, and said, “When you were six years old, you would have given ANYTHING to run through the rain in the middle of the night. When did you start worrying more about the possible negative outcomes than the incredible opportunity of being here tonight? You’ve got the right gear and the right support—now get your feet wet!”

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