The 11 Tools for Transformation –– Listen Now on Soundview

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“Life is not an either/or prospect—you can have it all,” says entrepreneur and author David Howitt. In This 30-minute Soundview segment, David shares how his life-altering book, Heed Your Call has come at just the right time––a time when we many of us are searching for more meaning and purpose. We recognize we should be living more mindfully and with more authenticity, yet we struggle because we live in a modern time and end up prisoner to societal demands. Too often we live in one sphere––what David Howitt calls The Tyranny of Or™. He says no longer is it enough to simply be a good parent or a successful executive. No longer should we accept being a soulful and centered person or an abundant professional. We need to embrace the Power of And™––Artistry And Analytics, Poetry And Profit, Intuition And Intellect.  Commerce, our communities, and the world require us to be both and living from this place of And is what makes us the heroes of our own lives and businesses. Tune in here for a recording of the Soundview interview!

Josh BlatterThe 11 Tools for Transformation –– Listen Now on Soundview
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David Howitt Refers to Lincoln High School’s Graduating Class as Dragon Slayers

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Published By: Stephanie Yao Long of The Oregonian, June 10, 2014 As the students entered the floor of the coliseum to take their seats, they remained standing facing backwards, acknowledging the audience filled with supporters. Later, principal Peyton Chapman would again ask the graduates to stand and applaud their parents. Greg Belisle, Portland Public Schools board member, offered a greeting. Teacher Fred Fox, voted to be the faculty speaker, received a standing ovation by the students. Student McKinley Rodriguez wrote a love letter to Portland. Guest speaker and Lincoln parent David Howitt, CEO of Meriwether Group, referred to the graduating class as “dragon slayers.” Fox, an International Baccalaureate economics and history teacher, prompted some tears when he dubbed his speech his “one final lesson” for the graduates. “Today’s dreams are tomorrow’s nightmares,” he exclaimed. Fox gave the example of the invention of chlorofluorocarbon, which was meant to improve lives by making refrigeration widely accessible but now is known to deplete the ozone. “Accept now that future generations will criticize you.” Howitt, CEO of Meriwether Group and Lincoln parent, iterated, “Many people have failed doing what they hate, so you may as well do what you love.” Read the full article here.  

Josh BlatterDavid Howitt Refers to Lincoln High School’s Graduating Class as Dragon Slayers