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Welcome to the last post in the How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist blog series! Over the past […]

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How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist: Investing in YOU so You Can Invest in Your Dream

November 1, 2018 . by Lisa Loftus

There’s an old saying, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. While most of us acknowledge the truth […]

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Gratitude in Action — 3 Practical (and Fun) Ways to Practice Gratitude

October 12, 2018 . by Dorene

We hear it everyday – it is important to live gratefully.  This concept is backed by multiple studies […]

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How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist: Consider a Side Hustle While Keeping Your Day Job

October 4, 2018 . by Lisa Loftus

Welcome back to the How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist blog series. So far we’ve explored several actionable steps […]

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Thanks for continuing to follow along with ithrive31’s How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist blog series, which provides […]

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How to Be a Dream-Chasing Realist: Make Time for Self-Reflection and Discovery

August 23, 2018 . by Lisa Loftus

Welcome to the third post in the How to be a Dream-Chasing Realist Blog Series. Last week, I […]

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How to Be a Dream Chasing Realist: Get Your Financial House in Order

August 9, 2018 . by Lisa Loftus

Last week, I introduced the “How to Be a Dream Chasing Realist” blog series, in which I’ll break […]

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New Blog Series: How to be a Dream Chasing Realist

August 1, 2018 . by Dorene

Feeling Stuck According to a 2017 Gallup Poll, 85% of people strongly dislike their job. And while this […]

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Author’s Note: Today I pause as ithrive31 turns “ONE”.  What a big year this has been.  As I […]

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How Do I Get Out Of This FUNK?

May 12, 2018 . by Dorene

Practical suggestions for moving forward.  Life is hard…and sometimes it can be overwhelming. The weight of our problems […]

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Beyond Iowa Nice:  How to lead effectively without losing Midwestern values.

February 26, 2018 . by ithrive31

I am fortunate to work in America’s Heartland, where we have a reputation for being nice.  Midwesterners are […]

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Why Every New Leader Needs a Coach

February 8, 2018 . by ithrive31

Leadership is a BIG deal.  Why?   Leaders set the tone and create the “feel” of the workplace. […]

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    As of today, there are 36 days left in 2017 and that is 36 days to […]

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10 Practical Ways Leaders Can Honor World Kindness Day

November 8, 2017 . by ithrive31

World Kindness Day is Nov 13, 2017. Here are 10 practical ideas to honor its intent. (Remember, you can […]

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H.E.L.P. for Leaders

November 3, 2017 . by ithrive31

Being a leader can be a hard and sometimes thankless job. Here are some of the reasons why: […]

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Temptation — It’s Everywhere. Reclaim Your Power!

October 30, 2017 . by Dorene

Does anyone else wrestle with the Halloween bucket of candy sitting on the counter? I decided to label […]

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Leaders get to be leaders by rising to the top — solving problems, taking charge, conquering the obstacles. In […]

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STOP. PRAY. ACT.

October 5, 2017 . by Dorene

    It is easy to feel overwhelmed, depressed and hopeless by what is going on around us. […]

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5 Basic Attributes of a Great Leader

August 31, 2017 . by ithrive31

I’ve been a student of leadership development for some time now and appreciate the fact that there has […]

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Quit Saying “Yes” to Everything: 6 Important Questions for Clarity

August 28, 2017 . by Dorene

Fall:  Back to CRAZY The new school year is jumping into full gear and with it comes the […]

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How to Pivot [Professionally] According to Merriam-Webster, the action of pivoting is especially related to basketball – stepping […]

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For people chasing “success”: Don’t forget to fill your life with fun!

June 30, 2017 . by Dorene

I have always been a type A personality – spending most of my time looking for the next […]

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How to Thrive at Work: A Practical Perspective

May 5, 2017 . by Dorene

How in the world do you thrive in today’s workplace? I would argue there are some practical factors […]

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Crossing My Swinging Bridge: A Personal Leap of Faith

April 30, 2017 . by Dorene

This has been a big week. I made a big decision. A decision that would change my life, […]

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So….the other day I attended the 2017 OneIowa Gala – celebrating the progress we have made to support […]

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The importance of living by a plan — SUCCESS!

April 1, 2017 . by Dorene

I am a goal setter – always have been and always will be.  Listen to any self-help notables […]

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What goes in your head matters. Be intentional with your thoughts

March 18, 2017 . by Dorene

Is what you watch on TV important? – YES Do the people you hang out with matter? – […]

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“Heck Ya, it’s Monday!“ (HYIM) – 31 day Monday Morning Routine

March 13, 2017 . by Dorene

Okay – most likely you are reading this thinking – “What the heck, Mondays are NOT the day […]

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Yesterday the following things happened  — I witnessed 2 complete strangers get into a heated argument on Facebook […]

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50+ and Thriving!   

February 21, 2017 . by ithrive31

Let’s face it — The world values youth!  And as we age, we fight the process.  We see […]

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Advice for Entrepreneurs

February 21, 2017 . by ithrive31

The road for entrepreneurs is really hard and the mental journey can be grueling.  It can be paved […]

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