Always Keep Learning


Sometimes when we get to a certain level in our development of a skill, we just… stop learning. We stop trying to absorb new information. We stop trying to be better than we were yesterday. We decide that we know enough and sometimes, that even turns into a toxic mentality. Sometimes, that means we look at new styles and trends and look down our noses […]

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Do Something Positive Everyday


A community thrives because of its people; how much they support one another every day. The best way to renew energy is to do something positive.

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Leverage a Supportive Community


Tips for building and fostering your community: 1. Form strategic partnerships, helping each other benefits everyone 2. Post user-generated content, consumers trust consumers 3. Create special offers for “Essential Workers” – show appreciation 4. Donate your time and talent for the greater good (be a community volunteer), It’s heartwarming! ♥️ Customers will be more likely to do business with community-minded organizations and businesses. They will remember […]

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Testing our Humanity


This event is testing our strength as individuals and as a society.  It is also testing our humanity.  We see indications of both strength and weakness in this respect.  Neighbors are checking on and helping each other: volunteers are telling up to serve their communities in any and every way they can; manufacturers are retooling their operations to produce urgently needed supplies and equipment; and […]

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What to Do with Time on Our Hands


Pandemic…crisis…emergency…disaster…every word used to describe COVID-19 raises images of doom, gloom and apocalypse. That’s why I am doing my best to avoid using those words. My attitude (which earned me the nickname “Pollyanna”) is one of a glass half full and there’s always a bright side to look on – even in a situation such as this. Do I experience moments of depression and worry? […]

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Happiness is a choice


Happiness is a choice.  Here are some ideas to get you moving in the right direction towards being a “Happier You”: 1. If you don’t like your life, change it.  Take control. There is really nobody holding you back but you. 2. Be generous. Happy people are giving of both their time and resources. Volunteer and be part of something bigger. Make a difference! 3. […]

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Resolve to Be Better in 2020


As we end one year and begin both a new year and a new decade, let’s all resolve to be more positive on social media in 2020. The world is filled with enough contention and negativity without multiplying it on social media. These serve only to magnify and expand the effects on even more people. It can also affect our personal, supporter and client relationships. […]

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What do you do when you’re done? – Part 1


You have built a business from the ground up or built your career by climbing the ladder from the bottom up.  You have put your blood, sweat and tears into it.  You have sacrificed time that you could have spent with your family and friends.  You have set aside things you enjoy, like hobbies and volunteering for local organizations.  But your sacrifices were not without […]

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Elements of Success


What does it take to be successful – as a business, as an employer, as an employee? There are two essential elements: 1) constantly strive to be better at what you do and 2) be “present”. The most successful people are open to opportunities for growth, are consistent and reliable, and focus on their goals and objectives. A business succeeds when it is driven by […]

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Reflect on Your Business Personality


What is your business culture? It’s the personality of your company (whether that’s online, providing a service, or in a storefront) and part of your brand. What do your employees and customers experience with your business? How does it feel to be a part of what you do? Are you more formal or creative? Are you specialized or eclectic? Is your business fast-paced or relaxed? […]

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