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  • William Zinsser Portait

Life Lessons Learned from the Late William Zinsser

William Zinsser, American writer and teacher, passed away at the age of 92 this past week. I had the privilege of meeting Bill a few years ago when I interviewed him for the Modeling Success Series. In addition, to the wonderful insights from that interview, we built a relationship that has been invaluable to me. I'm sadden by [...]

  • HesselbeinFrancis

Modeling Success Series – Frances Hesselbein – #3

(For those of you who are not familiar with this series or the benefits of modeling success, please read the beginning of this post) This third interview of the Modeling Success Series reminds me why I love what I do and how much I enjoy meeting and learning from extraordinary people. I came away from this particular interview [...]

  • Taj Mahal

Gone Travelling …

Dear All, Thank you very much for reading the Embrace Possibility Blog. I'm happy to hear through the comments and emails that you enjoy the content and find it helpful. Thank you for allowing me to pursue my passion. I'm leaving in a few hours for a trip around the world and I'm not sure [...]

  • Zinsser Satow

Modeling Success Series – William Zinsser – #2

(For those of you who are not familiar with this series or the benefits of modeling success, please read the beginning of this post) (Sadly, William Zinsser passed away on May 12, 2015) For the second interview of the Modeling Success Series, I had both the honor and pleasure of interviewing William Zinsser, the renowned American [...]

  • William Zinsser

William Zinsser’s Commencement Speech at Wesleyan University 1988

Seventeen years before Steve Job's famous commencement address at Stanford in 2005, William Zinsser addressed the graduating class at Wesleyan University with a speech that was phenomenal. I came across this commencement address while writing up a recent interview I had with Mr. Zinsser. He told me about this speech in our interview and how it inspired [...]

  • Chuck Close Self Portrati

Fueled by Passion – Chuck Close

Imagine coming from a childhood where your teachers thought you were lazy and slow because you tested poorly (due to dyslexia), your peers alienated you because you were bad at sports and all the adults you live with fell ill or passed away before you became a teenager. Most people would apply for the victim [...]

  • Leo Babauta

Modeling Success Series – Leo Babauta – #1

Most people believe that being successful is difficult. I used to think the same way but I've come to realize that it's not true. There is a simple formula for success: All you have to do is ... ...think, feel and act like a successful person. That's it. So why aren't more people successful? It's [...]

  • Nick Vujicic

No Arms, No Legs, No Worries – Nick Vujijic

How often do we let conditions beyond our control or our handicaps hold us back from going for our dreams? I didn't come from a rich family so I didn't get the same opportunities. I wasn't born attractive enough.  I can't move up in my company because English wasn't my native language. The list of [...]

30 Qualities that Make Ordinary People Extraordinary

Warren Buffett is successful for investing and building long-term businesses. Bill Gates is successful for creating a software empire that has changed the way we use computers. Gandhi was successful for leading India into independence from the British. Success comes in many ways and forms. What's interesting is that most successful people have very similar [...]