Ditch the Napkin: Superficial Versus Inspirational

Superficial versus inspirational. The difference is between action and inaction, substance and hollowness, leading and sitting idle. Work your inspiration.

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Inspiration Is for Amateurs

Inspiration is for amateurs. Without hard work, giving things up, and gaining focus, we spin in our aspiration with little progress.

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The Leadership Power Shift Underway (A Political and Business Undercurrent)

Since our national political leadership is failing, a leadership power shift is underway. City, state, and business leaders are filling the void.

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Spring Cleaning Your Life

Spring is often considered a season of renewal. Heidi Oran shares a few ways to check in and consider what’s working and what isn’t.

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How Writing Just Might Save My Life

I think social media is trying to kill me. And it’s working with an accomplice, the current state of the world. I suspect I’m not alone in this paranoid delusion. I know that I can’t be the only person whose feeds have slowly morphed from a land of vacation pictures, inspirational quotes, and sales pitches…

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Tips for Taking Action from Claire Mahon

Most mornings in my home go something like this: wake up too early to the sound of smartphone alarm clock, rub eyes and check social media feeds and email, crawl back under covers due to overwhelming feelings of despair and frustration, get out of bed and push away the helplessness to work/mom/live. The words HUMAN…

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Upstanders: 7 Essential Guiding Principles

  “Despite my preference to stay out of the media. I’ve taken the view that each of us can be bystanders, or we can be upstanders. I choose upstander.” Words written from an unexpected individual, Seth A. Klarman, a value investor once called the “Oracle of Boston” by The Economist magazine. Being an Upstander gains…

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Are You Really Fed Up? Advice for Those Who Say They’ve Had Enough, but Maybe They Haven’t

I remember one day, talking to a former coworker who was also a friend, about her relationship. She was telling me all the things her boyfriend, whom she shared a home with, was doing wrong and his constant mistreatment. The relationship was dysfunctional, dishonest and missing love. It wasn’t abusive, just bad. Some Unexpected Advice…

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The Magical Nudge: What Moves Us From Talking to Action

Several years ago I had an idea for a new business inspired by the idea that friendship is key to a person’s emotional health. I imagined “Lady Dates” would provide opportunities for women to connect, knowing that relationships are deepened through shared experiences. My team would orchestrate outings where clients could participate in a fun…

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We Are in a Trust Depression

Are you ready to create a trust recovery? Are you ready to be a Trust Activist?

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Seven Ways to Stand Out in 2017

What would it take to make 2017 a remarkable year? What would it look like for this year (and even for us) to stand out in a significant way over the next 12 months? Sometimes we think standing out means making a viral video, achieving celebrity status, or doing something crazy to get noticed. However,…

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Less Talk, More Action: Where Do You Fall?

  Pick a social channel and individuals are offering advice and commentary. Within the mix is humor, seriousness, and heartfelt life events. Turn on a cable news channel, and more talk happens. Some give the blazing glimpse of the obvious while others fill time with frivolity. More than ever, there is a lot of talking…

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