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Say What You Want and Expect

Continuing on this week with our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… here’s my fourth suggestion… Suggestion #1: Assume the best. Suggestion #2: Roll with it. Suggestion #3: Visualize responsibly. Suggestion #4:  Say What You Want and Expect. This one is really pretty easy.  No matter how much …

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Visualize Responsibly

Last week, I started a list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness. I could have easily titled it, “Top Ten Ways We Make Our Lives Miserable and Our Work Harder Than It Has To Be.” Here’s our third suggestion… Suggestion #1: Assume the best. Suggestion #2: Roll with it. …

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Roll With It

Last week, I started a list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness.  This is a list of what could make us happier people and better business leaders but it could also be interpreted as a list of the things that make us miserable or our lives and businesses harder …

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Seeing the Best

Does being happy matter in business? I think it does, and there is plenty of current research to show that it matters more and more to the customers, clients, and patients in today’s marketplace. Someone asked me recently, “How is it that you’re able to be so happy with all that’s going on in the world today?” They were speaking …

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Music Monday: An American Child

There are certain passages in our lives which create personal bonds so deep that the flow of time has no effect on their strength or impact on you. My high school experience was one of those passages.  With only 38 kids in my graduating class, we were close. So close in fact, that our teachers insisted we take a moment …

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True Freedom

Today is Juneteenth… an official State holiday in Texas. Growing up in Texas, I can remember Juneteenth celebrations in the small, country town in which I was raised. There would definitely be BBQ, cold beer, and for some reason as tradition dictated… strawberry soda pop. The story of Juneteenth is an interesting one. It celebrates the day that Major General …

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Music Monday: Happy People

I’m breaking a promise, I know. I promised to continue this week with our breakdown of how to be exceptional on the telephone, but I totally spaced off that it would be Music Monday (always the first Monday of every month), and I’ve been waiting all month to feature this great new song, “Happy People”, by Little Big Town. So, …

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Music Monday: Be Here Now

There is absolutely NO END to it… the incessant distractions of the modern world – cell phones, social media, text messages, emails, voicemails, calendar reminders, streaming TV, Pandora music, to-do lists, Amazon deliveries, deadlines. As a result, we’ve become master multi-taskers, but we’ve also become flops at being 100% present in almost any situation. I swear some days I can …