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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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Attract & Repel; It’s a Great Thing!

03

Sep 2015

Attract & Repel; It’s a Great Thing!

I believe we’ve made huge strides as a society lately to become more transparent. Thanks in part to social media, we are now offering the world a glimpse into who we are as people, as well as who we are as businesses. Because of this, it’s more important than ever to be transparent – to be open, frank and candid. Whether you are dealing with...


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Stop Bullshitting Yourself!

09

Jun 2015

Stop Bullshitting Yourself!

Coach John Wooden, was one of American’s most respected and revered basketball players and coaches. Nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood,” he led the UCLA men’s basketball team to ten national championships in a 12-year period, including an unprecedented seven in a row. Within this period, his teams won a men’s record 88 consecutive games. When I stop and admire the accomplishments of people before me,...


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Why We're Going To Haiti - Tony's Latest Blog!

30

Oct 2014

Why We’re Going To Haiti

I’m dirty. I’m sweaty I stink and I’m probably a little hungry. Most of all, I’m tired, so very tired. My hands and feet are calloused while my back aches. I want nothing more than to shower and rest. Just when I feel like I’m done, a child pulls me into a game of soccer and I realize that I’ve only just begun. This is...


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