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Stealing Happiness

Happiness is one of those things we all need, we all seek, and yet sometimes (oftentimes) we struggle to find it. We search and search and search. We look in all the right places. We try positive thinking, morning affirmations, self-help, self-care, setting and achieving goals, planning and going on vacations, and all the otherContinue reading Stealing Happiness

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Are You Taking Your Vitamins?

You’re getting ready to close business for the day and you’re feeling a little sluggish. You’re not terribly tired, but you are feeling like you could have brought a little more something to your staff, your meetings, your customers. You didn’t lose any sales or make anyone cry today but you can’t quite put yourContinue reading Are You Taking Your Vitamins?

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Feedback is for Narcissists

You’re finishing up a presentation and you feel like you could have done better. Sure, things went pretty well. You didn’t pass out or throw up at the front of the room, but you know it wasn’t your best work. So afterwards, you ask a couple of colleagues for some feedback. Of course, they regaleContinue reading Feedback is for Narcissists

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We Can Do This, If…

You’re in a meeting with your team and you’re delivering some news that will likely not be well received. You’re not going to be able to have the annual company dinner party this year because the current budget cannot cover the costs. After the groans and eye rolls begin to subside, you go on toContinue reading We Can Do This, If…

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The Layers of Connecting

You’re at a conference. (Ok, let’s pretend you’re at a conference because no one is doing these right now.) So anyway, you’re at a conference and you meet someone you really enjoy talking with and you want to be cordial and supportive. You know that connecting people and showing value is a great way toContinue reading The Layers of Connecting