May 25, 2018

I read a pretty incredible thing on the plane….

I read a pretty incredible thing on the plane…. Remember when you go into the world to keep your eyes and ears wide open and be kind. Love one another. Take care of each other. Tell the truth and always do your best. Listen to the big people and the little people. Explore new paths and have fun. Know that you are loved like crazy. Give thanks for all your blessings. Above all else, love and you will do wonderful things in this world. Last weekend I took my kids for the second week in row out for breakfast. I […]
May 21, 2018

Our daily life is full of unproductive habits and rituals that we execute –

Our daily life is full of unproductive habits and rituals that we execute –  – whether on a conscious or unconscious level. This makes us less efficient and productive than we could potentially be. Obviously, just listing some avoidable habits is not enough. Because of this, I encourage you to check out Donald’s article on how to break bad habits. It gives a good foundation on how to actually start changing your habits from bad to good. Here are 17 unproductive habits that you should let go: 1. Consuming the information you don’t need Unsubscribe from as many mailing lists […]
May 18, 2018

Just because something works, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved…..

Just because something works, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved….. Success comes in so many different packages. Family. Financial. Professional. Health or athletic. But how do you improve upon something that you are sure does not need improvement? I believe that the way one improves is by taking that hard look in the mirror and identifying what feels like you CAN improve. You see, too often people try to fix something they are NOT good at. Why not focus on the things we ARE good at and work to go from GOOD to GREAT. I know, I have said this […]
May 11, 2018

Why is change so painful?

Why is change so painful? What makes us need or want to change who we are or the situation we are in? What is it about extreme situations that bring the best OR worst out of us? Its 2002, and I am moving out of my apartment and into my first condo. I was going to pay $601,000 and have never owned a piece of property. I was comfortable in my apartment and in my life. But I felt it was time. So many people I knew were also taking the plunge so it just seemed like the right thing […]
May 4, 2018

What an incredible week!

What an incredible week! We spent some time in our nation’s capital at AALU this week and had the opportunity to meet with colleagues around the country and hear about best practices (and in some cases not so best practices), as well as where the industry is and is going. Making an investment in our knowledge and taking the me to look at how others choose to do business as well as reflect on how we conduct business is always a good decision regardless of the results. There are so many takeaways and observations. There are so many products, ideas […]
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