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Before We Can Make a Difference, We Must Change the Way We Think

Before We Can Make a Difference, We Must Change the Way We Think

| September 5, 2013 | 15 Comments

  We’re going to be the generation that changes the world… Not through our innovation of future physical inventions or businesses, nor how we have already reshaped communication, or our ability to blatantly preach togetherness through quietly expressing selfishness.  Not by our desire to create solutions to fix national obstacles after first, confronting worldly dilemmas.  […]

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Brighten Up at Work…the Right Way!

Brighten Up at Work…the Right Way!

| August 10, 2013 | 7 Comments

It’s easy to incorporate colorful metaphors into any conversation and workplace situations are no exception. For example, if someone got a promotion over you, you might be “green with envy” or “seeing red.” Whether it made you jealous or angry, there’s a pretty good chance you were “feeling blue” about it and maybe you even […]

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That Moment When You NEED To Start Your Own Business

That Moment When You NEED To Start Your Own Business

| August 9, 2013 | 27 Comments

“Dude, the margarita mix is only half full!” “What?” “You didn’t fill the margarita mix!  What the hell have you been doing all day??” These wonderful words were provided to me from a young punk who clearly didn’t read Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders.  This illuminating conversation was at the end of a […]

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Ways to Recover from Burnout (No Sugar-coated Tips Included)

Ways to Recover from Burnout (No Sugar-coated Tips Included)

| August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Young, spirited, and dynamic – these are the common traits of any young executive today. However, despite the plethora of energy-inspiring things that young executives face and experience on a daily basis, profession burnout keeps on lurking at every corner and angle. The mantra of many young executives is “make your passion your profession” in […]

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5 Traits That Differentiate Iowa Entrepreneurs

5 Traits That Differentiate Iowa Entrepreneurs

| August 5, 2013 | 6 Comments

  I’ve traveled around the country, and regardless of your definition of success, or the level of success you’ve achieved there are 5 distinct characteristics that differentiate Iowa’s people from the rest of the globe.  Now this article might be a bit biased, so I want to challenge you to create your own list of […]

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5 Obstacles That Are Demotivating Your Employees

5 Obstacles That Are Demotivating Your Employees

| August 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Employee motivation is vital for the continuing success and development of any business. However, motivators do not only include good salaries and benefits, employers must dig deeper and understand ‘hidden’ employee values to understand what motivates them. Motivating employees can develop efficiency, promote positive relationships and create a stable working environment. For the majority of […]

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How to Deal with a Kick to the Nuts & What to Learn From It

How to Deal with a Kick to the Nuts & What to Learn From It

| August 2, 2013 | 31 Comments

Stay Humble My Friends. Just when you think you are crushing it, just when you think that you have it all figured out, just when you think nobody can stop your confidence, someone serves you up a slice of humble pie… I was pretty convinced that I have a lot of awesome stories that other […]

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An Open-Letter to Chronic Worriers

An Open-Letter to Chronic Worriers

| July 31, 2013 | 58 Comments

I’m beginning to hate writing. Not because I don’t like talking to people or expressing myself. But because every time I sit down to write something, I have to make a choice. I have to decide whom I want to present myself as. With each word I write, I have to decide if I should […]

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5 One-Liners That Will Change Your Approach to Productivity

5 One-Liners That Will Change Your Approach to Productivity

| July 27, 2013 | 11 Comments

A Google search for “productivity tips” will return hordes of web pages loaded with detailed tips and guides that are supposed to help get you over the hump and out of a slump. However, actually incorporating all of this information into your daily business routine is easier read than done. Time after time you find […]

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8 Surefire Tips to Motivate your Team

8 Surefire Tips to Motivate your Team

| July 22, 2013 | 12 Comments

“Get going. Move forward. Aim high. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”  -Donald Trump Compared to the so-called “business tangibles” like amount of sales, […]

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