2018 has been a year of seeing many people around me turn the page on their final chapter of life. Witnessing the deaths of those around me, young and old, has ushered in some reflection on life and the value of each day. While the conversation of death seems to be painful (understandably) for who… Read More Want to Make More Memories? Start Doing These Five Things
A personal story about how a leader can empower others. Early in my days with American Name Services, I wore many hats and mostly focused my attention on preparing for upcoming trade shows, helping to promote our managed properties and assisting in client services when needed. When the account rep for our largest client planned… Read More Growing Pains – A Lesson in Leadership to Empower Others
Recently I finished reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. A couple of the main points I took from the reading were, “…happiness is the precursor to success, not merely the result” and “… success orbits around happiness, not the other way around.” Although individually we may define success in different terms, it is likely… Read More 3 Good Things – A Gratitude Journal Experience Inspired by The Happiness Advantage
Owning and running a business is not a full-time job, it’s more than full-time. The hours are long, the lessons hard. The reward not always as quick or as valuable as you would hope. Through my time and experience in the world of entrepreneurship I have learned a lot of great lessons on what makes… Read More Take Care of Your Employees
Juggling a slew of new employees with your existing employees, “Business Norms” and processes can be exciting as much as it is challenging. Recently, as we discussed edits to our website to promote SEO, an eager new team member presented ideas for a complete website redesign. Amidst these progressive changes, our consensus was, “Let’s maintain… Read More Maintaining! Authenticity?
In Dale Carnegie’s best-seller, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” there is a story told about a man named Jim Farley. Jim made it a priority to remember the name of as many people with which he came into contact. No matter the situation, whether it was hard to pronounce or there was a chance… Read More Hello, My Name Is – The Importance of Names