Setting the scene: Step back a few weeks. It’s barely October, and the leaves have just begun really embracing their changing colors. The air is crisp but comfortable, and everywhere you go, pumpkins are at the forefront of decorations and doorsteps. All you can think about is settling in with a warm cup of cider… Read More Goal Setting Lessons from People Who Sing Christmas Songs in October
Today in Utah many are celebrating the state holiday of Pioneer Day. This holiday celebrates the legacy of the early pioneers that trekked to Utah from the east to establish this community. For those without strong ties to pioneer heritage or the predominant religion associated with the settlers of the state of Utah, we often… Read More Keep Moving Forward
Recently I viewed a TED Talk discussing the reasons why female entrepreneurs tend to receive less funding than their male counterparts. As a female entrepreneur, I connected with the ideas outlined and saw great hope for women moving forward if they can learn to speak in terms of gain instead of losses by using promotion… Read More Do one thing.
Anyone with a bank account knows that as happy as the holidays are, they certainly aren’t cheap. With the holiday parties, gift giving, and traveling upon us, it’s more demanding than ever to “bring home the bacon.” For many people, a “9 to 5” job is not the pinnacle of what they look forward to.… Read More How to Keep Employees as Happy as the Holidays
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
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