Be patient, welcome change, and continue to keep focused on what matters most.

A Lesson In Patience

There is a beautiful evergreen tree that stands straight and tall in my yard. It provides protection to my home from the cold Idaho wind that (especially this time of year) feels like it blows nonstop. To look at this tree now, you would never think that it had been the “Charlie Brown” tree, the […]

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Value Yourself And What Makes You, You!

from the desk of Maggie Stringham… Some of you may already know that I have a 4-year-old who has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. He has trouble communicating his needs, understanding that he can ask for his wants, and explaining his adventurous dreams and exciting experiences at school. The difficulty he […]

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Take Action Today to Regain your Motivation

It’s Monday and your alarm clock is blaring in your ear for the fourth time this morning. You’re just not feeling it today. We’ve all been there. We’ve all lost our motivational “oomph” at one point or another. Even entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg have had days where they just weren’t feeling it. But you won’t […]

Monday Mo | Time Management

Time management is a skill. It takes time to make time and when you do it right, you’ve got a lot more of it. If you’re anything like me, you weren’t exactly taught how to manage your time effectively to get the most out of your day and be productive as possible. But, there is […]

You Messed up Again? Good. Keeping Going

Only failures screw up. If you were good at it, you’d get it right the first time. It will be so embarrassing to not do this right in front of my peers. This list could go on forever, but the point is that our culture teaches us that failing is bad. It teaches us that […]

Just Like Penelope Trunk

Just like Penelope Trunk said, spring is a great time to find out who you are and where you are going. When I was a child I loved playing with play dough. Getting to form a boring ball of dough into something creative and fun was exciting to me. When you stop and think about […]

My Face-Plant, Sir Isaac Newton & Clearly Defined Goals – Lesson Learned

I recently attended a conference out of town and while traveling; I typically arise early and spend 40-60 minutes running on the treadmill. Not my favorite thing to do, but when time and familiarity with my surroundings are not on my side, a treadmill has become the acceptable alternative to my goals of staying healthy […]

Holy Smokes! What I Learned When I Became a Customer

By Derek Preece After nearly 20 years of service to my community in the area of “disaster relief specialist”, and after assisting literally thousands of unsuspecting victims through the rebuilding and restoring of their lives, one fall afternoon my perspective of dealing with people through their losses changed forever. It was a normal fall day […]

Goals: The Essential Ingredient for Success

Goal setting in the workplace is an essential ingredient for success. We’re not talking about the dry, statistical, mandatory requirements that feel like chains and just take up time in a meeting. You need goals that kick start the entire company and inspire your team to take action and move forward with excitement. Exciting and challenging goals […]

Don’t Just Learn… DO!

Learning versus doing. It’s a common misconception that before we can really master anything we must learn all about that particular subject. Billions of dollars are spent every year on training courses and consultants, as well as self-help books and courses. The problem is too often when you ask someone how they have improved six […]