Are Boy Scouts Better Than Girl Scouts?

Someone on my Facebook Circle posted this article on my page:  Boy Scouts would be better with girls In it, he says that Boy Scouts is a great Leadership program, while Girl Scouts is not.  What I notice is that he mentions the Boy Scout Eagle Award, but completely fails to mention the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.  I think that he completely misses entire parts of the program, possibly because his own daughters were not exposed, or because Girl Scouts has failed to adequately advertise, and promote these awards and programs. The Girl Scout Bronze Award is

Think Win-Win

Think Win-Win.  That is the fourth Habit of highly effective people. While the first three habits focused inward, and on yourself, the others focus outward, and on your interactions with other people.  I think that they’re substantially harder to obtain, as a result, because it is hard to get others to work with you. To Think win-win is to  try to find an outcome to a situation where both sides win.  What exactly does that mean?  I think that it requires a paradigm shift and a shift in the way that you think.  You winning does not necessarily have to

5 Simple Tips-Put First Things First

Put First Things First, is the third habit in the 7 habits of highly effective people.  What exactly does that mean? To me, it means that you have to put things like God (or religion), Family, and Health first.  Without those things, there is nothing else.  You cannot be an effective leader without having your own house in order.  It simply is not possible to focus on work, career, and the world outside of your home, if you do not first take care of your Family, Health, and Religion. My 5 Tips to Put First Things first: Schedule regular exercise

Advice for New Entrepreneurs from Entrepreneurs Who’ve Been There

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . I am so blessed to be part of a community of entrepreneurs and experts in their field. They all have so much to offer, and I wanted to share their tidbits of wisdom with other entrepreneurs — especially for those who are just starting out. So I posted this question in my Facebook group, Women’s Entrepreneur Network: What is one piece of advice you would give to new entrepreneurs? We received so many awesome responses; here are just a few: .Petra Monaco: Create a vision of what you want to create and be clear on

4 Easy Steps to Becoming a True Business Leader

~by Rachelle Wilber~ . Becoming a leader in your business and industry is much easier than it may seem. The qualities of a true leader are actually present in a very small percentage of business people, making your rise to the top simple and natural. While some people simply are not cut out to be leaders, others will take on leadership roles quickly and easily. If you have the right personality and tenacity, then you can turn yourself into a business leader in four simple steps. 1. Develop a Manager Mindset Many emerging leaders shy away from really showing their

7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude at Work

Here are 7 great tips for maintaining a professional attitude at work

In this post, we’re going to discuss 7 tips for maintaining a professional attitude at work.  Sometimes, maintaining that attitude at work is very difficult indeed.  While it may be temporarily satisfying to tell someone what you really think in the heat of the moment, it is not necessarily in your best interest to do so. I’ve probably made every single one of these mistakes in my younger years and some of them are pretty cringe-worthy.  I hope that they will save you some of the pain and embarrassment that I went through. 7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude

18 Things I Learned While Building My Facebook Group

Facebook group

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . I got the bright idea a couple of years ago to start a Facebook group to help me grow my business. I thought, “Why not? All of the other business coaches are doing it”. I figured I’d do it a bit differently… and march to the beat of my own drummer. Then I got on a webinar a couple of months later, during Sales School with Kendrick Shope. She mentioned that a Facebook group is a great vehicle to grow your business; I was totally hooked.   I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t

Hearing Crickets When You Post on Social Media? Don’t Give Up

don't give up

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . It feels like it was just yesterday, though it’s actually been a little while, that I first started posting on Facebook and other social media sites and blogs. I remember it all too well. I had this great, if not naive, idea that I’d write fantastic content from my little MBA brain, and people would adore it, and share it, and it would instantly go viral.   Yeah… that didn’t quite go as planned. What really happened? I wrote blog post after blog post, and the same 3 people viewed the blog or commented on

You’re Not Going to Be Liked by Everyone – That’s OK

liked by everyone

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . I think it’s part of being human to want to be loved and liked by everyone. The reality is that not everyone is going to love you, your business, your message, or your hair color.  There will be people who think you’re too pretty, too ugly, too tall, to short, too fat, too thin, too loud, too boisterous, and the list goes on. It doesn’t matter who you are, they will find a reason to not like you. As your success grows, people will start to have more reasons to not like you. They’ll think

My Top Lessons of the Year and My Resolutions

lessons of the year

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . To say that 2016 was a rough year in my life would be an understatement. My oldest daughter sustained a traumatic brain injury at the very end of 2015, and we had her in and out of the hospital for months this year. Now, 12 months later, she still isn’t completely back to being her normal self. And she isn’t back to school yet, either. She is slowly getting better, but requires a lot more love and attention than your average 18 year old. In July, after I suffered a major health scare, I decided