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September 11 Made Me Rethink My Purpose in Life

September 11 was a defining moment in my life, which made me “rethink” my purpose in life.  Twenty years later I am still living that purpose – “to choose joy every day, to be mindful of that joy and to share that joy with others.”  Living my purpose has unleashed greater success, fulfillment and joy…

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Better than a Purpose-driven Business 

Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer,  Joyful Planet LLC It’s great that increasingly more companies today are communicating and, hopefully, operationalizing their “business purpose” to create value for all stakeholders – not just shareholders – and serve the greater good. This movement with its roots in corporate social responsibility of the 1970’s was ignited in…

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Instead of a New Year’s Resolution Discover Your Life Purpose!

Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC  Instead of making yet another New Year’s resolution, which statistics sadly indicate an 80 percent failure rate, think about what is most important for you to accomplish in life and articulate that in a succinct statement of purpose.  Discovering and living your purpose is the single,…

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PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #9 – Patrice Tanaka

The Stevens Group is pleased to present a new podcast series that salutes the masters of public relations and revels in their observations, insights and advice to PR professionals.  This new series is part of the ongoing partnership between The Stevens Group and CommPRO to bring to PR, digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those…

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The Rise of Purpose-driven Organizations and Individuals

Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC In his best-selling book, The Purpose Economy (updated in 2016), Aaron Hurst talks about purpose as the new driving force of the economy, saying it has become a business imperative. Hurst goes on to say that “the Purpose Economy is defined by the quest for people to have…

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Post-Election Purpose and Joy

By Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet I was in the election night crowd at The Jacob Javits Center, hoping to be part of an historic moment to celebrate America’s first female President.   The unexpected outcome makes this a sad and confusing time for me and others who helped Hillary Clinton win…

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Celebrating the Women of Ukraine on #IWD2022

#IWD2022 Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer,  Joyful Planet LLC On International Women’s Day 2022, I celebrate the Women of Ukraine, who are fiercely fighting for their country alongside Ukrainian men as Russia tries to bomb it into oblivion.  Ukrainian women not engaged in combat are caring for their children in a war zone or…

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Martin Luther King, Jr., a “Committed Life”

(Editor’s Note: Republished as part of the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.) Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC  On this day, we celebrate the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who sacrificed his life in the fight for civil rights. Just days after his assassination, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of…

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Building Resilience and Transforming the World

Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer,  Joyful Planet LLC I love the question at the heart of International Day of Peace 2021 on Tuesday, Sept. 21, about “…how to help everyone recover better, build resilience and transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable and healthier.”  This is the…

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I am an Asian American Woman! 

(Editor’s Note:  This post originally ran on March 22, 2021.  Patrice Tanaka’s powerful point-of-view will be shared tonight during the Stop AAPI Hate: The Role of Communicators – Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 Free Virtual Event, hosted by The Museum of Public Relations. Register here: https://bit.ly/32CouGe) Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer,  Joyful…

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I am Woman! 

Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer,  Joyful Planet LLC Today is International Women’s Day and I celebrate by proclaiming that being a woman is my primary affinity group. I don’t know when I first began to rank “all women” as number one among my affiliations.  I remember the first time I formally communicated this was…

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While We Wait…

  Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC  We’re all on edge.  Understandably so.  COVID-19, America’s reckoning from systemic racism and the culmination of a vitriolic Presidential campaign has kept us on edge for months.   We’ve all heard from family and friends, saying they are worried, stressed and can’t focus on anything while…

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Joy in a Time of Coronavirus!

Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC  At his daily press conference yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been a steady voice of calm and reason during the COVID-19 pandemic, talked about the importance of creating joy in this challenging time. To underscore Governor Cuomo’s recommendation, we’re re-publishing Patrice Tanaka’s recent…

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The Passing of Harold Burson, ‘PR Legend’ – A Tribute

Fay Shapiro, Publisher, CommPRO.biz Public relations legend Harold Burson, co-founder of Burson-Marsteller and one of the most influential figures in PR history passed away today.  Burson, a veteran of World War II, a graduate of the University of Mississippi, founder of Burson-Marsteller, friend and colleague to many, husband to Bette Ann and father to Scott…

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Building a Community of Trust in the Workplace

Editor’s Note: Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC  gave this speech at PRAXIS8 on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 in Goa, India.  PRAXIS8 is the largest PR Conference in India.  This year it was held In Goa, India. About Patrice Tanaka: After an award-winning PR & Marketing career and co-founding three agencies, Patrice Tanaka…

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