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Disappointment comes in all shapes and sizes, and it's what we do to OVERCOME the disappointment that shapes our leadership journey.
Labor Day celebrates the American worker. If you are part of that 60% of the population, then this day is all about you!
Find your green zone of energy and you will be more productive in your personal and professional life.
Those words from Andy Dufresne in "The Shawshank Redemption" should provoke many thoughts on what it means to "get busy living."
Adults want to keep learning as well. Pete shares three fun websites that are free and offer fantastic learning opportunities.
Lighthouses can be seen from far away, they alert you of danger, and they add value even when the light is out. You can motivate others by being like a lighthouse today!
Time for the kids to head back to school. Here are some simple do's and don'ts to make sure you are motivating your kids towards a successful year.
It is important for leaders to anticip-ate the needs of other, cre-ate magical moments, and valid-ate the existence of their family and friends.
Influence is a key component of motivation. Make sure you use it positively vs. negatively!
Independence Day reminds us to look at the freedoms we have in the U.S.A., and to use those to motivate ourselves and others.
There is a World Sauntering Day, and it reminds us all to take time to saunter. Be sure to leave your inside life outside when you saunter.
Lightning bugs bring us joy, bring light to dark places, and do it all in a short amount of time. We should be more like them!
A recent study from the University of Kansas tells us that if you have at least ONE quality conversation per day, your stress goes down and your happiness levels go up.
Memorial Day reminds us of multiple ways that we can inspire and motivate ourselves and each other.
It is easy to find joy every day. Just look for decoration, location, and experimentation!
Great leaders will motivate others by sowing the seeds of life, which include love, forgiveness, and listening.
Trying new foods or new experiences will help you broaden your horizons, create lasting bonds, and improve your health.
NASCAR drivers know when to speed up and when to slow down. As leaders, we need to do the same.
There is a big difference between being prideful and having pride in something or someone...make sure you know the difference!
When encouraging others, remember these three things: Be sincere, praise them when they do good things, and always talk nice about them "behind their back."
The five-step pyramid introduced by psychologist Abraham Maslow in the 1940's is just as relevant today for all of us.
Pruning our plants is designed to encourage new growth. The same can be said for pruning things from our lives.
March Madness is awesome. But it also teaches us about the underdog, the Cinderella story, and the team camaraderie.
We all need to be enthusiastic about something! You can do so by looking ahead, limiting your worrying, and lowering some expectations.
Everyone needs to exhibit the skills of both sympathy and empathy. But what is the difference, and when should we use each one?
Another study from Harvard tells us that people who are more likable are more successful, and there is one main way to be more likable.
An 84-year longitudinal study from Harvard University to discover what makes people happy reveals something we all need to have in our lives.
Try not to domin-ate others. Instead, lead so that others will gravit-ate towards you which allows them to rejuven-ate!
Ted Lasso, the extroverted, always motivating football coach of AFC Richmond (from the TV Series Ted Lasso on Apple TV) has quite a few ways to motivate others.
Leaders should always look for new ways to inspire others. Here are three actionable ways for you to inspire those around you!
Sometimes, we need to give up or give in, and that can be a good thing.
What does the word "New" really mean, and how can it motivate us to do better each and every day?
When giving gifts for the holiday season (or anytime), try to choose experiences over tangible gifts for greater impact.
Reach out and call someone! That is the basic motivational message that reminds us about the power of a phone call.
As you approach the end of the year, you might still have some unmet goals. Can you accomplish them with a two-minute drill?
Sometimes, some simple quotes about being thankful are what we need to remind us about the power of a "thank you."
People are like hangers. When you share constructive feedback with someone, what type of hanger are they?
Halloween is all about candy, but can candy be used to recognize and motivate others? The answer is yes, & here are some examples.
When recognizing others, be sure to decide if it is public or private, choose low-cost items, and remember that hand-written thank-you notes are like gold!
Who knew there is a "National Mulligan Day?" While this idea of a mulligan (or a do-over) is usually reserved for golf, there are times where we all need a mulligan in life!
Are you going in the right direction at work, in your personal life, or in general? Perhaps these quotes on "direction" will motivate you to the proper path.
Social Media encourages us to look at others and wish we had more. Instead, let's appreciate what we have in our places, people, and present moments.