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The Excellence Within: Jeff Sherman at TEDxSunRiver

Excellence, the cure for rabid mediocrity, is attainable. Seek it. Find in others what theywere born to do and help them seize it. The results are staggering.Jeff Sherman believes that empowerment and the freedom to rise above pastmistakes guide individuals through discovery to the excellence within them. Often,that excellence is hidden even from themselves. Within each of us exists the drive toperform exceptionally. We call it passion. In the playground of life, excellence is whatcauses us to jump to our feet, wave our arms, and shout "It's my turn!"Jeff, a thoughtful husband and father, was born to teach and speak. Much of his careerhas centered in education. Believing that we live in an ever changing world full ofopportunity, Jeff enjoys the growth that education fosters. "While it is true that problemsexist," he says, "it is also true that solutions appear and reappear so frequently that ofttimes we fail to recognize them."Jeff suggests that a solution-centered outlook begins with the very words with whichone chooses to communicate. Choose enlightening words. Give others the benefit ofthe doubt, and seek kindness. Indeed, reward kindness.Like all worthwhile endeavors, seeing the emergence of a great self concept is verysatisfying. Nurture kindness. Serve others. Listen.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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