Category: Inspiration

Things I Can’t Do

I found myself baking a wedding cake for a friend this week.  Now, that isn’t my core competency, but I can fake my way through a simple cake.  I posted the picture on Facebook, and one of my friends commented, asking if there is anything I can’t do.  I had to laugh, because there are…
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Following Your Gut When People Think You’re Crazy | LinkedIn

My kind of Leader: …………….. When Mindy Grossman left her job as the global vice president of Nike to take over as CEO of HSN Inc., people thought she was insane. “I realized they weren’t seeing what I was seeing. So many people thought I’d lost my mind and was having a mid-life crisis,” Grossman…
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Best Advice: We Are Never Choice-less | LinkedIn

  Best Advice: We Are Never Choice-less | LinkedIn. Great point.  Do you think you don’t really have a choice? A few students in music class were being especially rowdy that day which included pushing each other on the risers where we were standing to practice a song. No surprise, one eventually fell off and…
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What Makes You Happy?

“It is a helluva start being able to recognize what makes you happy” ~ Lucille Ball Think about it-What makes you happy? What are you doing to achieve happiness? Related posts:

Be Creatively Analytical

Be Creatively Analytical

Once people get to know me, they start to realize that I’m a people watcher.  I am also extremely creative.  I spend a lot of my time trying to find new and innovative ways to approach a situation and solve problems.  That can be both really cool, or really annoying, depending on your perspective.  I…
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3 Ways Perseverance Pays Off

If there is one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that perseverance pays off.   I am probably the poster child of perseverence and sticking with something.  It is true that sometimes perseverance is also tantamount to beating your head against a wall. 3 Ways Perseverence Pays Off It enables you to achieve great things.  To me,…
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Give Yourself

To be an effective leader, you must have people’s trust.  In order to gain that trust, you quite simply are going to have to give yourself to them.  Being a leader is about confidence that people have in you.  They have to trust that your decisions are going to be in their interest.  After all,…
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When Life Gives You Watermelons

When life gives you watermelons, what do you do?  I was faced with that question yesterday afternoon, as part of the Watermelon Sale for the International Travel Group.  We set up a watermelon stand at the Apex Flea Market, and didn’t sell nearly as many as we had hoped.  Not nearly as many.  So, what…
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Some Days Are Better Than Others

One of the great truisms in life is that some days are great, and some are not so great. Some days are better than others. There are always going to be times when everything works out great, and times when nothing works out at all. Sometimes I get a bit of each. I can always…
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