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05 May: How to Thrive at Work: A Practical Perspective

How in the world do you thrive in today’s workplace? I would argue there are some practical factors to consider to thrive at work.  However, if your work environment does not allow you to operate this way — to some extent – you may want to examine “are you really in the right place”? Bring YOU to the workplace Value…

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09 Apr: Thriving at the One Iowa Gala!

So….the other day I attended the 2017 OneIowa Gala – celebrating the progress we have made to support LGBTQ community in Iowa.  I attended as a representative of my company and I was beyond honored to show my support for those individuals who have shown courage, perseverance and conviction to be who they are. I have thought a lot about…

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01 Apr: The importance of living by a plan — SUCCESS!

I am a goal setter – always have been and always will be.  Listen to any self-help notables — Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Dale Carnegie– and they will point to goal setting as the most important trait of successful people and I understand why. I believe in the power of living your life in an intentional way. I…

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21 Feb: Be Tolerant. Be Kind.

Yesterday the following things happened  — I witnessed 2 complete strangers get into a heated argument on Facebook which resulted in a blow-by-blow below-the-belt name-calling and vicious personal attacks.  They had dissenting opinions and a mutual friend. Heading to the doctor’s office during rush hour I was cut off twice in traffic by people who were definitely trying to get…

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21 Feb: 50+ and Thriving!   

Let’s face it — The world values youth!  And as we age, we fight the process.  We see that in so many ways.  Physically we fight it – we buy creams to reduce wrinkles, consider surgical interventions to lift things up, and battle the belly that is acquired through natural aging process.  We look in the mirror and just sigh….

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21 Feb: Advice for Entrepreneurs

The road for entrepreneurs is really hard and the mental journey can be grueling.  It can be paved with disappointments, self-doubts and rejections.  Additionally the lack of sleep and money tend to reinforce the crazy path we have chosen. Only the strong survive.  So here are a few tips to keep you going…. Surround yourself with encouragement Be intentional with…