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Ring Out the Old to Ring In the New!

By |January 14th, 2015|Behavior|0 Comments

Last night we stuck with our family tradition to “ring out the old” and “ring in the new”. We literally ring a beautiful blue bell that was my mothers. It’s from a church in Sweden. She probably bought it in their gift shop.

Normally, we ring the bell on New Year’s Eve as we dream […]

Take 5 to Save a Relationship!

We live in a reactive society where it’s easy to feel compelled to respond to e-mails the moment they hit our inbox. jump to conclusions before others have finished talking and get emotional before understanding the whole story. This behavior has the potential to lead to misunderstanding which breaks down communication and undermines relationships.

To […]

Firefighting or Focus?

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1. Have unending confidence in your team. If your team is coming to you to solve […]

Be More Rudolph!

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The Illusion of Speed

The illusion of speed happens when we skip the things that keep us aligned. It’s at that point that everyone might be working as hard as they can, but you end up BOLDY GOING NOWHERE. It might be painful to backup and start at the things that you were first grounded in like your […]

The Opportunity to be Thankful!

I recently received the most heart warming thank you from a member of the UNF men’s tennis team, Norbert Nemcsek (who finished the season ranked No. 48 nationally with Jack Findel-Hawkins in doubles). Here are the 3 things that made his letter to me so great: Opportunity, experience and impact. 1. He started his […]