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Begin with the end in mind.
Posted in The WestermaNation

Monday Motivator: The Seven Habits – Begin With The End In Mind

Those who have benefited from integrating “Beginning with the end in mind” into their daily routines will tell you that this is not an easy process. And it never ends. Like any worthwhile endeavor, it is a muscle that, when continually exercised, gets stronger.

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Be Proactive
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Monday Motivator: The Seven Habits – Be Proactive

Success habits are enduring ideas to be continually pondered, practiced and sculpted to fit our own unique definition of purpose and passion. And the first habit is this: Be Proactive.

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Posted in Monday Motivator

The Seeker and The Servant

“Becoming is a lifelong quest,” the leader said. “We are imperfect beings but the wisdom that is revealed in the very act of service can guide us toward life’s sunset, with great power in our hands and peace in our hearts. This is The Ultimate Truth.”

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How to Complain
Posted in The WestermaNation

How to complain so the recipient will thank you

As human beings, we owe allegiance to those we choose to serve so long as it’s a mutually beneficial relationship. Part of that allegiance is being willing to share the feedback they need to hear, even if it’s uncomfortable, making sure they understand that it’s coming from a place of love and support. Feedback is the breakfast of champions. Sometimes it can taste bitter, but ideas on how to move forward can help the recipient quickly digest it and grow.

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Staying Positive in a Negative World
Posted in Monday Motivator

Staying Positive in a Negative World

Our planet is populated with both bad and good people. Our job is to do what we can to bring those in darkness into the light. Ben Ferencz shows us that taking whatever action we can to alleviate suffering is the most powerful way to stay positive in a negative world.

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Never stop doing what you did to win your soulmate in the first place
Posted in Sixty Second Life Hacks

Keep doing what you did to win your soulmate in the first place

It’s easy to stop doing the things you did to win your love in the first place. Don’t! This is what greeted me when I looked in the mirror this morning. Colleen was up early, working at Mayo Clinic today. I was up super late writing last night. Imagine what it felt like to find this note when I stumbled…

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Posted in Monday Motivator

How to be Indispensable

Deconstruct every great achievement and you will find a linchpin at the center; that one indispensable person with the vision and the skills to make the dream real. Many of their names are familiar. Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk and Melinda Gates are household names. But every undertaking, no matter how big or small has a linchpin. It’s true…

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The Sink
Posted in Sixty Second Life Hacks

It’s the little things..

Love grows in the little things you do for one another. Since moving back to Florida and giving up the 24/7 executive life, I’ve realized how much I love doing the little things that make Colleen’s day better. Our original agreement was that I would make the money and she would manage the home. It worked. There were sacrifices for…

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Social Media Insights: Links, Blogging and Brevity

Where Social Media and Blogging are concerned, a well fed feed that is brief, brilliant and link-rich is the goal. One of the things that can help raise your website’s Google rankings is linking to internal pages. When you write a blog post, include links to other similar information on the site, something else that would add value. This will…

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Posted in Monday Motivator

The Trouble With Paradigms

A paradigm can either protect us from harm or blind us to danger. Re-validating that which we believe to be true is the only way to know the difference. Our paradigms are built on points of pain and pleasure that inject our minds with assumptions. And we know what can happen when we assume. Take the difficult conversation going on…

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