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  • Change is Constant

    Change is Constant

    I have been thinking about change during the last few months as many businesses have had to convert to remote working, and others have lost their jobs or businesses. It caused me to go back to a post I wrote in January 2014, which resonates today (and every day). I have updated it, but it remains truth that change is constant.

    Winners know this. What do I mean? Being able to adjust on the fly is important. In my … Read More

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  • Reputation Matters

    Reputation Matters

    Reputation takes a lifetime to build and mere seconds to lose. This is why your reputation and the reputation of your business matter in all you do during work hours and outside of those hours. This relates both to an overall picture of what others think and what you do that fits within those general thoughts, or not.

    We all are ambassadors for the companies we work for. No role is bigger or smaller than other … Read More

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  • Stay Healthy for Your Business

    Stay Healthy for Your Business

    Being healthy obviously is good for you. It also is good for your business. It gives you energy. You can work out and exercise with others, including people you work with, customers, referral sources, etc. It is what you make it, and that can turn into something powerful in your life.

    People seemed to really get into exercise when the quarantines and stay at home orders started. As time has gone by (and it has … Read More

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  • Set and Revisit Goals

    Set and Revisit Goals

    Do you set goals? You should, and they should be in writing. If you have set goals, you should revisit them often to see where you are on the road to achieving them. Writing goals and not reviewing them will negatively affect your chance to reach them.

    It is important to write down your goals. I currently am outlining my goals because June is the fiscal year end for my firm. Everyone at my firm writes down … Read More

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  • Focus on One Thing at a Time

    Focus on One Thing at a Time

    What are you doing right now? Are you focusing on reading these words? Do you have an eye on your email, texts, or social media? If you are working from home, are you dealing with your children? Or maybe you are doing some combination of these activities. Or are you on the phone? We all think we can multi-task and do it well, but the truth is we can’t.

    When you are on the phone, can you hear the keyboard … Read More

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  • Networking in the Time of Covid

    Networking in the Time of Covid

    For the majority of the past ten weeks, in person networking hasn’t existed. It remains critically important for all of us, whether we are lucky enough to be able to work from home or are unemployed. Many people I speak with have not networked or conducted business development activities since offices closed and stay at home orders went into effect. Doing nothing is harmful in the long run and despite … Read More

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  • 5 Tips for Building a Sustaining Career

    5 Tips for Building a Sustaining Career

    During this social distancing and quarantine limbo we currently find ourselves in, I have found myself taking time to think about my career, the road to where I am, and the road forward. Through doing so, I had some random thoughts on building a sustaining career. I wish someone had told me some of these earlier in my career. But through trial and error, along with wrong turns, are how you learn to make better … Read More

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  • Work Life Balance is Critical

    Work Life Balance is Critical

    Are you the workaholic each of us knows? You know the one. They check their email from the time they wake up, to when they are at lunch with you (please remember this is rude when we are able to dine together again), to when they go to sleep. For some, it’s an easy pattern to fall into. Now that many of us are working from home, it’s easier because there is even less separation between work and home. … Read More

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  • Stay Connected

    Stay Connected

    Staying connected to people you know is difficult when you are in different places and have been told it is unsafe to gather in groups. Other than grocery shopping most people currently are isolated at home. If you are lucky enough to still have a job, and if you are able, you probably are working remotely. You may walk around your neighborhood and get to wave to your neighbors or exchange a quick greeting from a … Read More

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  • 5 Ways to Help Others and Stay Mentally Strong

    5 Ways to Help Others and Stay Mentally Strong

    We are a few weeks into shelter at home, social distancing, remote working, and job losses. What mental health experts warned us might happen, has happened. Some people are lonely, frightened, agitated, and angry. Others are able to cope and adapt to the new normal easier.

    People who are normally social connectors may be struggling the most. They have lost one of their primary purposes. These are the people who … Read More

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