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Happy Tuesday! Today's Hope Note :-)

Added by Cheryl L Shipp on March 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The 2 Things You Need to Learn Any New Skill!

I played piano for many years.  I became quite an accomplished pianist, but it didn’t happen overnight.  I started when I was in grade school.  My teacher taught me about the keys on the piano, and gave me scales to practice.  I practiced her assignments daily, and went to her house once a week for lessons. …


Added by Micki Vandeloo on March 2, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

It's a new week! Where is my motivation?

How many cups of coffee does it take to get me motivated today?  Packing up our home to move in two weeks and doing the laundry seem to creep into the space I normally have carved out for business today.    Saturday was so much fun.  I was honored to be a part of the planning committee for a Japanese Language Contest.  I had supplied the t-shirt artist, photographer, and videographers from the ranks of my university students and enjoyed seeing them work their magic.   I was introduced to…


Added by Tracie Whiting Kipper on March 2, 2015 at 1:40pm — No Comments

10 Keys to Productive Meetings

Meetings can make you groan. There is something about sitting in a conference room spending endless hours on case studies, strategies, and PowerPoint presentations. It can be a huge time sink for everyone! However, with the right business practices meetings can be an efficient tool to get things done.

Over the years, I have sat in more…


Added by Angela Chatham on March 2, 2015 at 6:14am — 1 Comment

Considering a Job Move? 3 Ideas to Consider Before You Jump!

I wasn't really considering a job move or changing locations again. There were rumors floating around the company about layoffs, but I tried my best to keep my head down and focus.…


Added by Marcy Travis on March 1, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Words of Wisdom :-)

Added by Cheryl L Shipp on March 1, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

We Implemented the Project, What’s Next? The Answer May Surprise You.

The next step is to ask: “What is broken?”…


Added by Bob Wilson on February 28, 2015 at 5:26pm — 4 Comments

Objectivism Cannot Match The Liberty & Justice Of Subjectivism.

There is a dichotomy in the liberty movement between the the subjectivists and the objectivists. The objectivists speak in terms of rationality and therefore make judgments about about the subjective choices made by people. Ultimately they fall short of being able to claim that they believe in liberty and justice. They lean towards ego-driven interpretation and that moves them in the direction of needing some kind of ego-driven intervention to make people choose 'rationally'! Hopefully…


Added by Bruce Koerber on February 28, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments

The Jon and Joe Show: Personal Branding

What is a personal brand? Do you spend any time thinking about yours?

We start out this week sharing our thoughts, strategies and tactics related to crafting our personal brands. Joey started out by talking about how he uses his online profiles to own his name on Google, Bing and Yahoo. When you want to find Joey, he uses his branding tactics to make it very easy.…


Added by Jon Schober on February 28, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fifty Shades of Delay.

You know the drill. You get up and swear you have a plan to tackle that “thing” you didn’t do yesterday and promised you’d handle tomorrow however “tomorrow” is now today and you know you are not going to get it done today either.

It’s a vicious cycle this “someday but not today” I…


Added by Kathy on February 27, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

What Are the Old Patterns Doing to Your Marriage?

You were born  in a functional family or perhaps you had a difficult upbringing. Whether you would admitted openly or you choose to ignore it. All of us have some baggage from our family origin. Ignoring the baggage only hurt our marriage.…


Added by Marie Mertilus on February 27, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

Healthy Weight Loss: What’s the Big Deal About Late Night Eating?

Snacking late at night, especially if it’s not on a “healthy” food can really mess up the most successful day. When I did my teleseminar on how to make healthy changes and make them stick, I mentioned some research that says willpower is actually a limited resource capable of being depleted. Psychologist…


Added by Ann Musico on February 27, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

My birthday gift to YOU

This weekend, I'll be celebrating my 44th birthday with friends and family. 

As my gift to you, I want to give you a FREE Copy of the book that I wrote with my dad.

From now until March 3rd, you can download the book to your Kindle absolutely free! If you'd…


Added by Jon Schober on February 27, 2015 at 12:49am — No Comments

Keep plugging away

Wednesday:  Whew!  I ran from one meeting to another.  First lunch / brainstorming with a retired state senator and his wife.  then on to coffee with a client.  Finally a meeting with a contest committee.   Exhausted I came home through the sleet to finish up a study guide for my university students.

Thursday:  After teaching in the morning I started another job search.  I found several part time positions in my suburb to apply to, and one in downtown KC that I would be willing to do…


Added by Tracie Whiting Kipper on February 27, 2015 at 12:01am — No Comments

CAP and CUE: Your Way to Great Communication

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."   

~ George Bernard…


Added by Bob Wilson on February 26, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Happy Thursday! Today's Hope Note :-)

Added by Cheryl L Shipp on February 26, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments

Introducing Toddlers to Music

Music is a natural part of life for toddlers. They might sing to their stuffed animals, tap their feet to the rhythm of nursery rhymes, and enjoy the sound of their parents singing to them - even if mom and dad can't quite carry a tune.

But this early introduction to music does more than entertain. It can…


Added by Brenda Mueller on February 26, 2015 at 3:38am — 2 Comments

Mantra Chanting: Sharanagata with Shankari

The Sharanagata mantra is a mantra from the Devi Mahatmyam, from the Narayani Stotra. We have a lot of…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on February 26, 2015 at 12:27am — No Comments

How to Handle Your Business Growing Pains

All too often we hear stories of businesses shutting their doors within five years. What could have caused them to fail? From poor business decisions to overestimating their market, it can be a number of factors. No matter what it is, as a business owner, you should learn from the mistakes of others to avoid being part of the statistics. In addition, learn from those who continue to grow and succeed throughout the…


Added by Angela Chatham on February 25, 2015 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Are You Changed by What You Hear? Three Things to Help You Decide

How you react to what you hear has a lot to do with who you become.

Think about that for a bit.

At one extreme, no matter what anyone says you stay totally committed to your plans. Being committed is good, but this sort of rigid approach will limit what you can accomplish.

At the other extreme -…


Added by Bob Wilson on February 25, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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