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Prioritizing People Who Care

Listen to an audio version of this message. “Prioritize people who care, in the end they will be the only ones there.” Giving hearts can be trapped in un-productive relationships. The flip side of compassion can sometimes be a tendency to hang on to someone when you should be letting them go.

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The Art of Appreciation

Originally posted on April 22, 2012 By Scott Westerman “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” – Mark Twain There are too many complaints and too few compliments in today’s world. Nothing brightens someone’s day like an appreciative word. Giving and receiving a compliment is an art. What you say must be both truthful and genuine. I…

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The Plus

By Scott Westerman If you want to be thankful for what you have, immerse yourself in an culture where it doesn’t exist. That’s what is at the front of my mind as a decompress from 12 days in Cuba. I am thankful for clean tap water, hot water, soap, elevators, milk, beef, Decent roads (yes even Michigan’s most woeful roads…

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Coping with a Meltdown

By Scott Westerman Few things are more singular than being on the receiving end of a meltdown. We learn to take them in stride when children are involved. We take a deep breath and ride it out when our soul mates “flip a nut”. But what do you do when it happens to your boss?

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Working Through a Slump

By Scott Westerman Losing your mojo is not fun. And eventually it happens to all of us. Events compound and all of a sudden we’re questioning our abilities. This is the definition of a slump. The best of us will eventually stumble. We’re tempted to leave the team, quit the game, give up. Real winners understand that we are not…

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Here’s a New Year’s Resolution: Quit Complaining and Be Epic

By Scott Westerman It’s time for those New Year’s resolutions. But before you make your list, let’s begin with a reality check. You have to step up your game.

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5 Years Later, This Definition of “Winning” Still Applies.

By Scott Westerman I originally wrote this in November of 2010. Ironic that every word still applies, both to our football team and to life. “Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your…

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What’s standing between you and your dreams?

By Scott Westerman What would it be like to be one of those rare few who live at the intersection of purpose and profession? And why don’t more people make their life’s work their life’s love? I met Laura Labovich this week. She’s a highly sought after career coach, who helps people manage their work life with intention, and not through…

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Style and Substance

By Scott Westerman On a recent trip to the Left Coast, I had the opportunity to have lunch with a friend who is a successful Hollywood actor. He had just completed a project where he portrayed a corporate executive. Having spent considerable time in that role in real life, I was fascinated to hear about his experience. “What did you like…

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Remembering Wayne Dyer

By Scott Westerman Dr. Wayne Dyer left us this past week. But his wisdom endures. Here are some of our favorite Wayne Dyer quotes. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” “You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” “When you judge another, you do not…

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