Volition and Spirit

The pace of personal growth is directly related to the ability to apply lessons learned in one area of living to as many others as fitting and as time permits. These are the "aha" moments or personal victories, the magical moments where an area of limitation is overcoming, where frustration gives way to satisfaction. I've …

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Five Habits

The powerful recession that swept the globe over the last few years was a game-changer for businesses everywhere. Lulled into a false sense of security by the the many years of plenty, companies operating with bloated payrolls, lavish spending on nonessentials and lax management practices suddenly found themselves confronted with a new reality. Corporate leaders …

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Your Purpose in Life

"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" ~ Henry David Thoreau How many of your daily activities are devoted to honestly purposeful, generative activity? Like ants, we move around busily from place to place and activity to activity, but how often do you …

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Working Together

"Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success." ~ Henry Ford It is interesting to watch teams form up in the workplace. The phases a group of individuals move through as they bond to form a unified team are somewhat predictable, yet the pace of that development varies wildly from …

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The Power of an Advocate

Advocates are a powerful, yet often overlooked part of a company's customer base. They will often step in where company procedures and policies fall short, defending and presenting your brand to other consumers. Advocates are willing to overlook the company's customer service shortcomings yet they'll be the first to inform you of any areas that …

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Phenomenal Women

"The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman." ~ Mexican Proverb I read this and had to chuckle as it is either a statement of profound wisdom or a proclamation made by the Mexican Ambassador to the Lollipop Guild upon seeing the legs and red shoes of the Wicked Witch of …

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Phenomenal Women

"The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman." ~ Mexican Proverb I read this and had to chuckle as it is either a statement of profound wisdom or a proclamation made by the Mexican Ambassador to the Lollipop Guild upon seeing the legs and red shoes of the Wicked Witch of …

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Pressure is a Privilege

My wife heard an interesting statement on TV yesterday evening and was thrilled to share it with me this morning, for it was both empowering and revolutionary: "Pressure is a Privilege" The statement: "pressure is a privilege" defines a novel way to look at the various pressures you face in your world. Rather than see …

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