Are your eyes too big?

My list of dreams is HUGE. I have personal and professional dreams I want to live. I have a long list of wants and needs to make my dreams a reality. I'm stricken by a condition called “Eyestoobigacus.” It means your eyes are bigger than our stomach. It’s a condition we all have and can lead to negative feelings about who we are and what we can achieve.   Read more

Scott Cummings, "What's your Recipe?"

This month I’ve asked my best friend Scott Cummings to participate in my interview series. I’ve known Scott for almost 25 years. Read more

#IliveFRESH

FRESH - to do something new, exciting, great, wanted or needed to create a positive experience or environment. Read more

Alena Bond, What's Your Recipe?

In 2014 I was looking for a fun item to give away for a speech. Something people could and would use. I also wanted it to be healthy. Read more

Communication is the Key...to living your Dreams

Our ability to communicate in an understandable way is the determining factor to positive or negative life experiences. Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings. Misunderstandings lead to communication breakdowns. Lack of communication limits our growth. Read more

What's your Recipe for 2016?

“A recipe is a set of instructions that describes how to turn a dream into reality." - Frank Kitchen  Do you have a recipe to turn your dreams into reality in 2016?   Read more

Are you a Vegetarian?

When I travel, it amazes me to see how much people pay attention to what I do or say. When I eat with groups before, during or after an event; many ask the question..."Are you a vegetarian?" Read more

"What do you do when you're not driving for Uber?"

A dream is a vision or an idea. In order to live your dreams, there are sacrifices you must make to turn your vision or idea into a reality you get to live. Never be embarrassed to admit that you are not perfect. Read more

2015 Fall National Conference on Student Leadership Notes

Last week, I had the honor of speaking at the 2015 Fall National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL). College student leaders from the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Singapore and Italy attended the workshops I was invited to present. One of my favorite workshops is "Trick or Treat - The 4R's to a Sweet Organization."  Read more

Why do Speakers cost much!

When I first started my adventure as a "professional speaker" I was schooled in the art of speaking. That was good, but what I really needed to know was the business of speaking. A friend shared an article with my by TJ Sullivan. I didn't understand that article back then, but I do now. Read more

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