My WORD for the Year

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  What is my word for the year? Every year lots of people pledge to lose weight, save money, do better, be happier, etc. Every year lots of people gain weight, go deeper in debt and find themselves discouraged and unhappy. How do we begin to break this cycle? How do we make lasting in {Read More…}

Proverbs and Peace

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Sitting in a small Southern Baptist Church many years ago, I was told I should read the Bible everyday. I understood the “should” but had no idea where to start. So, I started at the beginning.  You know… Genesis. Reading through the story of creation was interesting, but by the time I got to all the {Read More…}

Are Vision Boards a waste of time?

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There are a lot of opinions around Vision Boards. Some people feel like vision boards are a total waste of time and they do not work. Some people claim they are inspirational and help them focus on the goals before them. I personal love Vision Boards. Not because they are magical or align the universe to us, {Read More…}

OUTRAGEOUS October

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Hello October! Can you believe it is already October? This month we are focusing on kindness. This month we are focusing on Outrageous Acts of Kindness. Have you ever experienced a random act of kindness? From a stranger? From a friend? How did it make you feel? Wikipedia says that a random act of kindness is: {Read More…}

4 Pillars to the Traditions of Excellence

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  Have you ever wondered how or why Disney is as successful as it is? All Disney employees are introduced to the company through orientation called “Traditions” where they learn four simple guidelines: Safety Courtesy Show Efficiency These “FOUR PILLARS” are how Disney employees are taught to make their decisions; and if you ask, they {Read More…}

Expectations, Traditions and the Seven Dwarfs

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  The Seven Dwarfs. In my studies, I have learned a LOT about Disney. So every now and then I will go on a Disney-streak where I will write a LOT about Disney! We have been talking about service a lot because I believe that good service is the only way to build relationships with {Read More…}

A is for Leadership

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What does leadership look like to you and your organization? For most small business owners, it is taking care of what has to be done.  Where all the responsibility STOPS. Leadership is not a to-do list. Leadership is not barking orders to staff or volunteers. Leadership is not attempting to rule over or control others. {Read More…}

Another reason to celebrate JULY

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If you hang around here for any length of time, you will know I love celebrating. I am not just talking about birthdays, anniversaries or major milestones. I believe in celebrating the BIG stuff like: cooking dinner when I don’t feel like it not harming teenagers cleaning up the kitchen again going to the gym {Read More…}

Mid-Year Check-in

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It’s time to do a mid-year to check-in! How are things going? Have you met your goals this year? As a business owner, it is a great time for a check up.  It is time to look at your goals.  Acknowledge wins and adjust efforts to goals not reached yet. What are your areas of {Read More…}

Shoulda Coulda Woulda

Do you have the disease of SHOULDA COULDA WOULDA? What is the “shoulda, coulda, woulda” disease? These words are the shorten and southern replacement for ” Should have”, “Could have”, and “Would have.” This is the disease that creeps into your thinking and often your to-do list with things like… ” I shoulda made that {Read More…}

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