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Haters Gonna Hate

13

Mar 2019

Haters Gonna Hate

You only get haters when you’re leveling up; when haters start popping up, consider yourself on the road to success! I know that’s a different perspective, but it’s the truth. Nothing tests you better than success. As you become more successful and/or more influential, the haters come out of the woodwork. Simply put, when you reach new levels, you get new devils. When I became...


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Inspiration vs Desperation

14

Feb 2019

Inspiration vs Desperation

Brad Henry, the former Governor of Oklahoma once said, “A good leader can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”  The same can be said of good business managers, directors, mentors and leaders within organizations! I was recently working with a fellow leader (aka manager) within our company who found herself dealing with a challenge. This individual is a great team leader, who gives...


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It Takes a Village

24

Jan 2019

It Takes a Village

How the Community You Build Will Accelerate Your Life’s Ambitions Our world is more connected than ever before and yet, in many ways, people feel more disconnected than ever. Our fast-paced world can feel incredibly lonely outside the six-inch screens in the palms of our hands. In fact, it has felt that way for me in the past. So I decided to take action and...


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Goal Setting: Do Something New! Achieve Something New!

03

Jan 2019

Goal Setting: Do Something New! Achieve Something New!

“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” — Gandhi   Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions. Setting goals for the upcoming year and resolving to do this year better than the last. Before diving into goal setting mode, it’s important to reflect and give thanks to the year completed. Many of...


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Shot of a team of creative businesspeople applauding an achievement  while working late in the boardroom

20

Dec 2018

Simple Tips to Building and Fostering an Amazing Company Culture

“Being a great place to work is the difference between being a good company and a great company.” – Brian Kristofek, President and CEO, Upshot   All companies, regardless of size or composition, have a culture. Though few want to believe it, your company culture is ultimately what dictates your results. My definition of culture is: “Culture is a feeling; a connection of belonging, beliefs,...


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Hiker jumps rock to rock in mountain lake. Low angle view.

05

Dec 2018

Keep Moving Forward

“Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney Progress is defined as forward or onward movement towards a destination. In life, you are either moving forward or moving backwards, there is very little standing still or idling in...


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On Truth & Candor

05

Jul 2018

On Truth & Candor

  “Candor is the key to collaborating effectively. Lack of candor leads to dysfunctional environments.” – Ed Catmull Last year, The New York Times had a creative campaign that ran across a number of different mediums. It was called “The Truth is Hard” and it basically defined the truth as a present-day commodity. It looked and sounded something like this – The truth is hard....


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The Secret to Happiness

27

Apr 2017

The Secret to Happiness

“Change is automatic, progress is not!” – Tony Robbins Who really wants to talk about change…? The reality is, not many. In fact, only ten percent of people truly embrace change, another ten percent accept it, and the last eighty percent do nothing at all.    The reality is that change is inevitable! Without us even noticing or realizing it, things around us are constantly...


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Culture is predicated on action, not ping-pong tables

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Feb 2017

Culture is predicated on action, not ping-pong tables

It has often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s also been said that actions speak louder than words. The truth is, we live in a society where politicians say ‘trust me’, often only to go back on their word. Managers ask for more out of their people, only to take more time for themselves and parents, request truth and honesty from their children...


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One More Mile

01

Oct 2015

One More Mile

I’m sure you’ve all heard of it, in many cases felt it, embraced it, wished you did it, and always love when it happens to you. It’s one of those things in life that doesn’t cost much, doesn’t take up a lot of time, promises a favorable outcome, and most often results in a warm smile. The good news is, some are already doing it....


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