Make Yourself Heard

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” - Scott Fitzgerald

In the business world, making yourself heard among coworkers is essential for creating and maintaining a happy and healthy career. While some of us find this skill simple, others struggle to accomplish such communication skills. Take the time to understand ...

Busy vs. Productive

“Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions” ~ John Randolph

When life seems to pile up with long to-do lists, we can sometimes lose track of the difference between being busy and productive. Whether focusing on improving company culture or just seeking to give yourself a personal boost, learning wha...

Committing to a New Year’s Resolution

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

New Year’s resolutions often follow periods of indulgence and schedule changes. Making a commitment to a resolution for long-term change can be a difficult goal to achieve. Research has shown that less than 10% of people successf...

Power in Peer Groups

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” ~ Steve Jobs

For many years now, peer groups have been a great resource for businesses in all industries to share ideas and improve growth and profits. Often, getting a group of people together to discuss business issues and ideas might be challengin

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Criticism as a Tool for Growth

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." ~Norman Vincent Peale

As a business owner, it’s necessary to understand how to handle professional and personal criticism in the work place. Genuine reflection can use criticism as a basis for improvement and remember having professional succe

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Erase a Bad Habit

"The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance." ~ Nathaniel Branden

Personal as well as professional bad habits are typically challenging to break and can cause you to lose focus and decrease productivity throughout the day. Bad habits create an endless cycle that in turn, may create a bad lifestyle. Focusing on chang...

Embrace your Curiosity

“At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.” ~ Chip Conley

Embracing the unknown in life and in business can lead to unexpected new routes for growth and success. In the current work culture, we have developed a need to always be absolutely certain and cautious in everything we do. Without the important benefit ...

Disagree to Agree

“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” ~ Marianne Williamson, New York Times best-selling author

In the business world, understanding the right way to disagree can form positive ways of thinking and maintain open and healthy work relationships. Instead of simply agreeing to avoid conflict, encourage your...

Alone in the Crowd

“No one is alone, it’s one’s perception, someone can imagine as alone in a group or one can think as in group while he is alone” ~ Muhammad Ibraheem

Sometimes in the work place, we can feel the isolation of keeping our eyes and brains locked onto a screen in order to jump from completing one task to the next until the end of the work d...

Authentic Leadership in Business

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” ~ Roy E. Disney

When we think of leadership in the office, some skills may come instinctively others are learned over time through trial and error. While trying to grow your business or organization, practicing new leadership skills while staying true to your own ideals ...