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#BULEADS Part 3: Passion is the Answer

Laurens Spethmann, junior at Boston University, says there is a simple answer to the question, “What makes a good entrepreneur?” He calls it passion.   “With enough passion and confidence, you can accomplish nearly anything,” he insists. He brings this mindset to the club he co-founded, BU’s Venture Accelerator, which aims to expand and cultivate creative, entrepreneurial interest on [...]

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#BULEADS Part 2: Ronnie Cho Encourages Youth to Make Change

In my last post, I introduced #BULEADS – the day-long conference exploring creativity and innovation in today’s society, as well as ways to inspire it in others. Ronnie Cho, the former White House Liason to Young Americans, took the stage first, setting a positive tone with his speech for the day. He addressed topics like: [...]

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#BULEADS: A Movement for Change (Part 1)

On September 21st, I attended Boston University’s Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Activism, and Design Summit  (#BULEADS), a conference that sought to “explore the connection between innovation, collaboration, and social innovation,” hosted by Boston University’s Student Activities Office . An astounding 300+ students attended the event, their eyes and ears open to what the 10 fellow BU student speakers and [...]

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Let’s Make Leadership Attainable

Are you comfortable calling yourself a leader? Drew Dudley asks the audience this question during his TEDx Talk in Toronto. Few hands reluctantly elevate as he goes onto explain that this is the most common response from his audiences and from most people, generally. I’ll admit that I wouldn’t readily label myself as a leader [...]

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Smile.

  Hallmark Card: $4.99 Fruit basket: $39.95 A smile: Priceless. There are endless ways to show you care, but a smile is always free. No excuses. We underestimate the power of a smile: it can reverse and a bad mood and even brighten someone else’s day. When you smile, your body releases endorphins and ultimately makes [...]

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Go on a Journey!

Sometimes, we fear the unknown. The fear plagues us and prevents us from satisfying curiosities we have about life. Beat the fear. Abandon former inhibitions and take a chance. Every journey begins with a step forward. It ends with the knowledge of a life-altering (in some way, shape, or form) experience. Life is short – [...]

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What Makes You Unique?

Uniqueness can take a variety of forms – it could be sense of humor, sense of style, way of thinking, or simply a birth mark. What makes you stand out? Identify it and embrace it. The biggest mistake a person can make is trying to hide their individuality in an attempt to fit in. What [...]

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You Have The Power To Change The World

  It’s difficult to stay optimistic during hard times, especially following the horrific events in recent news. We often shake our heads, our hearts heavy, and wonder what went wrong. We feel like helpless spectators and assume that our power is not great enough to overcome such issues. Do yourself a favor and eliminate doubt. Small [...]

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Adventure

ad·ven·ture: noun, verb 1. a bold, usually risky undertaking 2. an exciting or very unusual experience. Some people sail through life, reluctant to take risks. Be brave – you cannot make change until you are open to it. Life is an adventure. Live the adventure.

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Live Passionately.

At several points in life, chances are you will be inspired by another individual. The individual might be a celebrity with unmistakable talent, an entrepreneur who is secure and satisfied with his/her career, or a volunteer who has done a priceless deed. These individuals are probably influential because of the passion they exhibit. Let them [...]

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