Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”  — Henry David Thoreau

What are your dreams?  What do you want to do to make the world a better place?  There is something inside of you that longs to do great things, win a great battle, overcome a hurdle, and find the greatness inside where you will find a level of joy and happiness you have not known before.

Right now many people are out of work and are trying to find a way to rebuild their financial lives.  There are millions of people who have lost their jobs and are making the painful transition to living on a lower income.  Budgets are tight and for many people things have never looked worse financially.

That means that right now is the best time to rebuild and if necessary reinvent yourself.  There is a new you that is really the ‘old’ you that just wants to come out in the open and start living fully and joyfully.

You have a unique genius you were blessed with.  There is something that you have a love and a gift for doing.  What is yours?

If you are looking for your purpose (or already know what it is) and a way to improve your life as an adult, parent, grandparent, or just a particularly ambitions teen, then please join me at the Thomas Jefferson Education Forum.  It is March 19-20, 2010 at the Salt Lake Hilton Hotel.  You can register for the events online at

The keynote address will be on the topic of a Renaissance of Kings.  Currently we are in the process of re-making our world into a better place.  There will be classes and presentations about how to educate yourself and your family to be prepared and ready for the uncertain future.  In a dynamic market with unknown changes in store you need to be prepared to know how to handle the changes as they come.  This event will help you gain the tools and skills necessary to go forward confident in your ability to face the future.  What you do with these tools is entirely up to you.

We have challenges before us but challenges are nothing new in the world.  There is always a setback, an illness, a death, a layoff, or some kind of problem that seems insurmountable in the short term but in the long run will eventually be seen for what it is.  The challenges will only make your personal victory that much sweeter.

So, as this column began, what is your dream?  What do you want to do with your life?  Write a book?  Feed the hungry?  Clothe the naked?  Educate the ignorant?  Liberate the captive?  Heal the sick?  Visit the prisoners?  House the homeless?  Create beauty?  Start a new company or charity?  What were you born to do?

Whatever you decide is a worthwhile use of your time, effort, money, heart, soul, future and fortune you will find assistance in accomplishing your goals at the Thomas Jefferson Education Forum.  I hope to see you there.

The author has been affiliated with the Home School community for the last several years.

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