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 Finding Joy

 Finding Joy

“No dark fate determines the future.  We do.   Each day and each moment, we are able to create and re-create our lives and the very quality of human life on our planet.   This is the power we wield. Lasting happiness cannot be found in pursuit of any goal or achievement.   It does not reside … Continue reading

How To Gain Favorable Attention

How To Gain Favorable Attention

In Napoleon Hill’s book, Keys To Success, he talks about “Gaining favorable attention.” How do you gain favorable attention? Napoleon Hill states: “People who need your work have things to offer you.  You probably are not the only person capable of providing what they need.  What will distinguish you from the crowd? The attention you … Continue reading

Be Fearlessly Authentic

Be Fearlessly Authentic

If you are a manager, team leader or business owner there is one facet of your character that must stand out to those you lead and that is “authenticity.” Your people want to know who you really are.  Many times when a person is put into a position of “leadership” they feel they must act … Continue reading

Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy

Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy

“Nothing that is worthwhile is ever easy, remember that.” ~ Randy Pausch Why is it that we think life should be easy?  It is not, and we are not the first to come to this realization. Life is a blessing for whatever time we have been given. We need to learn to take nothing for granted, … Continue reading

It Is Good To Ask “Why”

It Is Good To Ask “Why”

According to David Allen the author of “Getting things Done” and “Ready for Anything.” Asking the question “why” can lead to change in a positive way. David talks about the value of thinking about “why.” The “why” will help to define “why’” you do what you do and what is the real purpose that you … Continue reading

Be A People Person

Be A People Person

  People are naturally drawn to someone who has “Charisma.” In John Maxwell’s book “Be A People Person” he states the key to developing charisma is to be more concerned about making others feel good about themselves than you are in making them feel good about you. Traits of a person with charisma: CONCERN – … Continue reading

Persistence, Purpose, Perseverance

Persistence, Purpose, Perseverance

“Am I a striver with a spear of purpose, or a distracted straggler with a ready excuse.” ~ Brendon Burchard author of the Motivation Manifesto So often we feel we have failed when we fall short of our goal.  We must change our frame of reference or we will constantly feel defeated instead of encouraged … Continue reading

The Realistic Thinker

The Realistic Thinker

If you are an optimistic person you are probably a more realistic type of thinker. When you are a realistic thinker you tend to think through projects, problems and opportunities and can make better decisions or have better outcomes for yourself. Whenever we are making decisions or working on problems there can be consequences for … Continue reading

Making Changes

Making Changes

It is the time of year when people begin to think about changes they want to make in their life.  So often we want the change, but we are not willing to invest in what it would take to make it come about. We think the price is too hard to pay and end up talking ourselves out of the possibility … Continue reading

Become An Encourager At Work

Become An Encourager At Work

I am a fan of many different motivational and leadership authors and one of my favorites is John Maxwell.  I was re-reading his book “Be A People Person” and was reminded of what a great responsibility that those who are in any type of management position have to the people they serve. One of the … Continue reading