Finding Gratitude in Grief

Gratitude is at the core of any effective marketing plan. Noticing all that you have to be grateful for–and regularly writing thank-you notes to those you appreciate–are cornerstones of prosperity. When you think of what you are grateful for in your business, you probably think of someone who has made you feel good or who…

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The Power of Expressing Daily Gratitude

Psychologists Michael McCollough of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and Robert Emmons of the University of California at Davis, have conducted research on gratitude and its impact on well-being. The study divided several hundred people into three groups. Each participant was asked to keep a daily diary. The first group kept a diary of the…

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The Single Most Important Skill that Will Have the Biggest Impact on Your Business and Life

There is one single skill that, when you master it, will serve you very well for the rest of your life!  In order to master it, you need to create a daily habit of putting this skill into practice. If you will commit to doing one thing at the beginning of each day for 30 days,…

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A Daily Practice That Will Change Your Life

Here’s a daily practice that is easy to do, no matter where you are.  At the start of each day, think of something or someone you are grateful for.  It may be someone you know professionally or personally. It may be an activity or something you own or use. Beginning your day with gratitude will set…

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Show someone you care, each and every day!

Who do you appreciate? Think about the people in your life who make a positive impact on you, even in the smallest of ways. We tend to get so busy in our daily routines that we sometimes miss those rare opportunities to let that special someone know how much we appreciate them. Our sentiments don’t…

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Urgency vs. Importance

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” – Stephen Covey, First Things First One of the most valuable planning tools I have found is Stephen Covey’s time management matrix. This is a great tool for helping you evaluate your investment of time from a bigger picture view. Generally speaking, we…

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Urgency Index and Time Management Matrix

URGENCY INDEX (Stephen Covey’s “First Things First”) This is an excellent tool to help you rate your urgency mindset and gain a better understanding of how you invest your time. Please indicate the number which most closely represents your normal behavior or attitudes regarding the statements provided. Here’s the download: Urgency Index and Time Management Matrix

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Tips for Increasing Productivity

Understand the difference between URGENT and IMPORTANT. If it’s important, it may be a vital priority for you. If it’s urgent, it’s time-sensitive, but it may or may not be important. 1. Live your life in the present! Quit saying, “I’ll do this when I get around to it.” Check for balance between work, family,…

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Worry Log

Every time you start worrying about something, write it down in a Worry Log. At the end of the day, take your worry log out and review what you’ve written down. Have a conversation with God and decide which of these choices you want to make for each one: “God, I just need 10 minutes…

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Fraud Prevention

We’ve all heard horror stories about how fraud can be committed with a name, address, Social Security number, medical insurance ID number, and some credit information. An attorney recently reported that within a week of having her wallet stolen, the thieves had done the following in her name: Ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package…

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