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Lend a Hand

This week we continue with my seventh installment in our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… Suggestion #1: Assume the best. Suggestion #2: Roll with it. Suggestion #3: Visualize responsibly. Suggestion #4: Say what you want and expect. Suggestion #5: Stop comparing. Suggestion #6: Take the leap. Suggestion#7:  Lend a Hand. As I write …

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Music Monday: One Last Caress

If Memorial Day weekend officially ushers in summertime, Labor Day weekend is the closing bookend to it.  You’ll be receiving this Stretch on Labor Day Monday and I hope you’re outside soaking up the warm sunshine doing something you love.  As you celebrate, Tom and I will be in the beginning stages of thinking about… kind of… sort of… maybe… …

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Take the Leap

This week we continue with my sixth installment in our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… Suggestion #1: Assume the best. Suggestion #2: Roll with it. Suggestion #3: Visualize responsibly. Suggestion #4: Say what you want and expect. Suggestion #5: Stop comparing. Suggestion #6: Take the leap. We …

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Stop Comparing

This week we continue with my fifth installment in our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… Suggestion #1: Assume the best. Suggestion #2: Roll with it. Suggestion #3: Visualize responsibly. Suggestion #4: Say what you want and expect. Suggestion #5: Stop comparing. As I write this week’s Stretch, …

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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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Issue Resolution

From time to time, issues arise between members of any team which require resolution in order for the team to continue to function at its highest level. Following are six points to remember for positive and successful issue resolutions: Turn your complaints into requests. Change “you” statements to “I” or “we/us” statements. Never go backwards! Focus on the future only. …

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Lost and Found

I love poetry. I get that from my mother. I recently heard a poem on an Oprah podcast with Eckhardt Tolle called Lost by David Wagoner. It stopped me in my tracks. “Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes behind you are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, and you must treat it like a powerful stranger. Must …