Your Joy Is VALUABLE.

Nerissa Street will show you why.

The Missing Piece: Why the Dream Takes So Long to Manifest

When I work with children, I’m amazed at how much energy they put into any activity that they take on. One day, I saw a child putting together a puzzle. She had a surly look on her face. She was frustrated because one piece just wouldn’t fit in the space she had created. I looked…
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Chasing planes: Why Your Dream Hasn’t Gotten Off the Ground

I pass an airport on a regular basis. I love watching the planes take off. My mother traveled constantly when I was growing up (many times taking me with her), and there was always a sense of adventure and possibility when we went to the airport. I got my first passport at 5, and when…
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5 tips to get your cause into print media (and why you’d want to)

They say getting into the media in a positive way is difficult. “If it bleeds, it leads.” Without a PR agent, I’ve been able to get at least one major feature for my events in print media every year consistently since 2005. (I took a break last year to produce a Broadway show for a local…
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Mentorship 101

What if the mistakes you made yesterday are the inspiration for someone today? We have a tendency to minimize our ability to influence people if we haven’t achieved something gloriously huge. But if you’re honest, it’s the folks plodding along right next to you who inspire you the most. Because you know their struggle and…
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How to Become a Leader No Matter Your Position

I’ve been on the board of 3 major community based nonprofits, and I’ve been called to help launch or consult with over two dozen more, including our local County Commission. At the forefront of every worthy cause is a gamechanger. Most gamechangers don’t have a position of power. But within them, there is a sense…
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3 smart insights to lessen next year’s holiday hangover

I have a humongous Christmas tree in my house this year. It makes me giggle when I look at it every morning, but it also made me wonder if there were other motivations to my getting a big Christmas tree.  As a nation, we overdo it every holiday. Why? 1.        We’re not supposed to give…
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The Empty Bottle

An Empty Shampoo Bottle

I was in the shower the other day. Well, I take a shower EVERY day, but on this particular day, my favorite hair product was almost finished. I felt a bit disappointed, and squirted only a little bit out. Now I’ve got a lot of hair, and that little dime-sized portion they talk about just…
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