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Are You Ready to Stop Being Distracted?

​Are you feeling like there is so much going on each and every day that you can’t focus on anything very well?   The list of things on your to do list grows even when you are crossing some of them off.  I wasn’t even sure where to start sometimes when I was feeling very overwhelmed.  To me, it was like a merry-go-round that I didn’t know how to stop. Technology in some ways has helped us a lot, but we…
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Are You Sitting on the Sidelines?

Do you ever hear about something and it keeps showing up in conversations or in the things that you read?  I take those as signs that I am supposed to share that information in my blog.  Today that topic is focus.  In the world we are in right now there are more distractions than ever.  How can you get things done when there is so much going on around you?   I read an interesting interview on focus that is giving…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 5/26/17

​Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!    This week’s summary includes:  Being an inclusive leader, does your leadership add or subtract value, how can you be persuasive, building a cohesive team, defining leadership, asking for what you want, focus on what could go right, how can your leadership continue to impact others Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes “Portrait of an Inclusive Leader” http://ht.ly/GIFe30bYeML by @benjaminclusion The inclusive leader creates an environment where dissent isn’t viewed as negativity, or being difficult; but an…
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Can You Focus on What Could Go Right?

I was helping my neighbor with a printer issue that she was having the other day. She said to me “I don’t know why this technology stuff is so hard for me.” I told her that a lot of people have a fear of messing something up when they do new things with technology. What causes that fear? Is it just a mental block that they have? For many people it is just the unknown and it feels overwhelming. I…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 5/19/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!   This week’s summary includes: Motivating your team, differences between feedback and criticism, steps to better decision making, ways to stop sabotaging yourself, building a strong team is a good investment, what truths would you share with your younger self, focus on the essential things in your life, how do you spend your time, and are you a humble leader   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes:   5 Step Process to Making Sure Your Employees are…
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Where Do You Want to Spend Your Time?

Every day you have a schedule that may include any of the following depending on your situation: meetings, conference calls, dr appointments, kid activities, dinner, grocery shopping, etc. This feels like a merry-go-round that you never get to stop riding. When do you have time to just sit and think about what you want to do? You probably don’t, because there are so many other people pulling at your available time. What do you want your life to look like?…
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How Can You Focus on Only What is Essential?

​I have had this book for a while on my Kindle called “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown.   I decided to start reading it last night and the first thing it made me think about was the things that interrupt your day which cause you to lose focus.  I thought it would be good to share with you what I took away from just the first chapter alone. It begins with a story of a guy who is stressed…
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Are You Ready For The Hard Truth?

It is a huge challenge to juggle everything that needs to be completed between work and home. Our to-do lists continue to grow, no matter how many things are crossed off. This creates that feeling of being overwhelmed. Being able to create boundaries in your life can help reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed and allow you to take back the decisions about where you spend your time. Here is some advice that I received in my career to help…
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Are you ready for a big opportunity?

  Opportunities come along every day, but are you ready for them when they happen?   It would be great if you could predict what to know and when to be ready, but you can’t.  All you can do is to prepare yourself as much as you can, be ready to learn on the job and from others who can mentor you. Let me share a story with you that illustrates this point.  A football player named Jordan Howard played the…
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What are you waiting for? Ask for what you want!

                  The beginning of the year is the time of the year to clean the slate and try new things.   What things have you been thinking about, but haven’t put into action yet?   What is holding you back?  So many people that I work with have a lot of dreams and aspirations for change to occur, but are hesitant to try.   So let’s clean the slate and try a new approach. Write…
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