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A Novel Goal for 2024

Happy 2024! I hope 2024 is a year of mini-failures ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ and growth ๐Ÿ“ˆ for you! Seriously! As someone who has HUGE FEAR ๐Ÿ˜จ of failure, I’ve learned to embrace the growth (and mindset) that comes from initial horror ๐Ÿ˜ฑ and following improvements ๐Ÿฅ‡ that failures trigger.

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The 12 Strengths of Christmas

December can be a crazy ๐Ÿ˜ต month! Between end-of-year ๐Ÿ—“ deadlines, gift-buying ๐ŸŽ responsibilities, and increasing stress ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ many of us are wiped out ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿผ by December 31. In an effort to inspire calm, reduce anxiety, and increase your December joy, consider putting one or more of your strengths into high gear โš™. Below is […]

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Giving and Getting Feedback

What’s harder? Giving or getting feedback? The vast majority of trueU’s “trueU Tuesday” attendees said GIVING feedback is tougher. Why? It’s emotionally charged, it can disrupt the status quo, and it can reveal blind spots. Have a game plan BEFORE you give feedback! It makes all the difference! Thanks to both trueU for hosting this […]

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Are You Listening?

Happy end of summer. If youโ€™re planning a little vacay during the next few weeks and are game for a dollop of self-improvement with your relaxation, Iโ€™d like to suggest that you prick up your ears. Why? Read on! Active listening is a simple and highly beneficial practice that almost everyone can become better at. […]

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Do what Fortune 500 companies do!

What can small and medium sized businesses learn from the โ€œbig dogsโ€ ๐Ÿถ ? To put it simply: focus on your employeesโ€™ talents and strengths. See why and how below. โฌ‡ Itโ€™s easy to dismiss some Fortune 500 practices as impractical or out of reach since their enormous revenue makes almost anything possible. (The revenue […]

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Choose Optimism

Incorporating optimism into your daily life can have a wonderful impact on your personal and professional growth. Research tells us that optimists set more goals than pessimists and rise above challenges more easily. Why? Read on! Scientifically speaking, there is no such thing as being lucky. However, thinking that you are lucky can produce meaningful […]

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Productivity Hack: Get More Done with Less Effort

Want to shake off the winter doldrums and ๐ŸŽ‡ reignite ๐ŸŽ‡ your productivity? Read on to learn what happens when we harness the powerful Pareto Principle to manage our time. ๐Ÿ•ฐ According to the Pareto Principle, approximately 20 percent of our efforts produce 80 percent of the results. Learning to recognize and then focus on […]

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7 Tips for Making Your Own Luck!

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Want some tips on becoming lucky – without the hassle of looking for a four-leaf cover? As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, I help individuals, teams, and entire organizations MAKE their own luck. Here are a few tips: 1. . Then, give it away. What […]

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Strengths-Based Teamwork = Dreamwork

Question:ย  What do you get when you mix an Empathic Ensemble, three Interesting Inputs, and four Wonderful Woos? Answer: The great team at Health by Design. Thank you HBD for tapping into your individual and shared strengths and becoming an EVEN STONGER team. The mission of this non-profit organization is to increase our community’s access […]

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