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5 steps to dealing with loneliness as a leader

Loneliness is one of the most demoralizing states that at some point in our life we will have to come face to face with. Loneliness comes upon us like a giant there to steal our soul, robbing from us our happiness and contentment. This giant comes at the moments in our life when we are

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Resilience: The Key to Bouncing Back

After several weeks of “stay at home” orders and now that some of the states are starting to open up, the focus we are seeing from business owners has adjusted from “how do I survive?” to “how do I get ready to open?” The key is resilience. Webster defines resilience as “the capacity to recover

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How to Lead in Survival Mode:

Gallup Poll recently sent out a post that sited the top four things that individuals are looking for at this moment. The global study of What Followers Want found that what 7 billion citizens’ demand of those that are leading, is the need to lead, “with (1) compassion, (2) stability, (3) trust, and (4) hope

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Mastering the Negative

Why is it that we often look at life and are surprised by the fact that there are negative things that happen to everyone? It is almost like they jump out from behind the corner and we are startled by the fact that there is uncertainty within our world. Yet we can see that throughout

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Understanding and Managing Risk Tolerance

I recently had a great discussion with a few business owners on the ability to take on risk. Each of the companies mentioned that they have been considering different opportunities that were available and each was looking through their own lens of “Risk Tolerance”. Risk, as defined by Webster Dictionary, is “a situation involving exposure

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Breaking out of Your Comfort Zone

This may come as a shock to you but then again it really shouldn’t. We are either taught how to live in COURAGE or how to live in FEAR! I talk with several small business owners weekly, and then part of a group of several hundred small business owners. The main difference that I am

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Partnership: 4 steps to see if they good for your business?

Throughout my career in business and as an entrepreneur I have had the experience of some really great partnerships and then some really bad partnerships. Everyone loves to talk about the bad partnerships, the horror stories of how they have lost thousands, or even possibly tens of thousands of dollars. Some have even stated that

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4 Steps in setting up your partnership agreement.

Partnerships have the power to move your business along in positive steps or they have the challenges that can disrupt our lives, destroying friendships, and causing many years of pain. Taking some time to set up the partnership correctly will help avoid many of the challenges. Here are 4 things to consider when setting up

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