Here and Healthy!

A Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog

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Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator

Here and Healthy!!! Almost nothing else needs to be said… I’m Here and I’m Healthy! Are you Here and Healthy too! Great!!! The world is good!!!

What? You’re a bit confused by this succinct paragraph above? What does it have to do with leadership, Granddaddy’s Secrets, or tips for teens?

Everything… If you’re Here, I mean really Here then you’re living in the precious present. Why is that so precious? Because in the present you’re actually listening to what people have to tell you rather than thinking about what you’re going to say next. You’re truly hearing people with empathetic ears. You’re not too busy thinking about yourself to help another in need. You’re fully enjoying your time with others, and thus others are enjoying really their time with you. If you are really Here in the present, you’re helping to make your little corner of the globe a better place for yourself and all the others around you.

If you’re Healthy, I mean really Healthy you have boundless energy and you get things done. You feel good about yourself and your life, thus you have more to give to others. You have a healthy relationship with your friends and family. You have a healthy relationships in school, work, and within your community. If you’re really Healthy then you’re never too tired to help another and you always seem to know the right thing to do. When you’re truly physically and mentally healthy there are no limits to how far you can go and how much good you can do. If you fall in this category be extremely grateful. You’re about to make the world a better place!

Be a leader that is Here and Healthy. Be a friend that is Here and Healthy. But most importantly, be a role model that is Here and Healthy!!!

Now, please share how you plan to be Here and Healthy.


Thanks for your time,

Daniel Blanchard

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