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Surrender Control And Gain Clarity

Guest Blog Post by Robyn Wheeler 3/7/12

Surrender Control And Gain ClarityThe definition of surrendering is to give up of your own free will; to relinquish possession of or power over something. The secret to living a joyful life free of anger and full of peace is to surrender. Relinquish control of the need and want to totally control everything. Instead, just let things happen. Your life is not totally in your control anyway, so surrender to the circumstances you face each day.

Confidence Vs. Compassion: Which Is More Important?

Guest Blog Post by Kita Szpak 3/4/12

Confidence Vs. Compassion: Which Is More Important?Between the two, what is the most important attribute: compassion or confidence? Many will readily state that compassion is definitely the more significant of the two. After all, who wouldn’t want to aspire to the compassion of such great people such as Mother Teresa?

You may be surprised to hear the opposite is true. How can this be when we’ve all been taught how wonderful and valuable compassion is? Surely, compassion tops confidence as a characteristic everyone should strive to have.

See It Before You Seize It

Guest Blog Post by Devon Harris 2/26/12

See It Before You Seize ItNapoleon Hill said “Cherish your visions and dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”

As human beings, you and I have a unique ability that separates us from every other creature in the animal kingdom. It’s the ability to see in our minds eye. Our ability to visualize is probably the greatest faculty we possess. Every improvement you’ll experience in your life starts with an improvement in your mental pictures.

Great Expectations

Guest Blog Post by Kita Szpak 2/11/12

charles dickens great expectationsInteresting that the idea of expectations should be top of mind this month, when this year is Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday* – February 7 to be exact. Who can forget the image of young Pip extending his bowl and asking, “Please, Sir, can I have some more?” And being absolutely dismissed for his outrageous request.

Like Pip, we sometimes have great expectations especially when they are linked to goals we have set for ourselves. Nowhere is this more “in our face” than at the beginning of a New Year where we promise ourselves that we will lose weight, quit smoking, take that course, read a book a week,

The Top 3 Characteristics Of Successful Sales Professionals

Guest Blog Post by Bob Urichuck 2/19/12

The Top 3 Characteristics Of Successful Sales ProfessionalsPeople often wonder exactly what characteristics make a great sales professional. Below are the three attributes I find to be most critical in achieving sales success.

GOAL SETTING: The first thing to ask yourself is have you set professional and personal goals for yourself? It is important that your goals are written down on paper and follow the S.M.A.R.T. criteria (they are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely).

The reason why it is so important to write down your professional and personal goals in the S.M.A.R.T. structure is because without them you have nothing to work toward.

Overcoming Overwhelm for “TOO-TOO” People (Part 2)

Guest Blog Post by Nanci McGraw 2/18/12

Overcoming Overwhelm for “TOO-TOO” PeopleWe know what “overwhelm” feels like. It’s over the top.

It’s too much, too many, too often, too distracting, too heavy, too frustrating, too fast, too slow, too…..(you know). It’s tough to try to make all the needed positive changes that need to happen in our life and work —AT THE SAME TIME. It’s “too-too” much.

Taking Personal Responsibility

Guest Blog Post by Devon Harris 2/17/12

Taking Personal ResponsibilityHere is thought for you: Everything that you are or ever hope to be is completely up to you! Is that scary….painful?

Yes, I know, you were born on the wrong side of the tracks, your parents abused and neglected you, the teacher gave you detention and your high school sweetheart broke your heart. Understand this—your environment and circumstances influence who you are but you are totally responsible for who you become. Undoubtedly, you can make a sound argument that your past experiences have negatively impacted your life but blaming, justifying, and complaining will get you nowhere. Stop polishing these experiences and presenting them as the reason why your life isn’t working the way you would like it to work. The harsh truth is that you have not yet accepted 100% responsibility for your life.

Can You Lead Your Team Where It Is Going?

Guest Blog Post by Chris Warner 2/16/12

Can You Lead Your Team Where It Is Going?Too often, leaders find it difficult to develop and convey a team vision. This weakness in a leader can prove to be expensive. You can’t be surprised to see your team end up in the wrong place if they don’t know where they are headed. And, even if you arrive at the end goal, more than likely the time it took to get there was longer than expected. Leaders need to become experts at understanding and conveying their vision, particularly in today’s economy.

Lessons On Leadership From Tim Tebow

Guest Blog Post by Karl Mecklenburg 2/15/12


Lessons on Leadership from Tim TebowLike a great many others in Denver, Colorado, I am a big fan of Tim Tebow. It’s not just the way he comes back from behind and wins, or his fervent Christian character or even his overall toughness, both mental and physical. I’m a fan not just because of his fourth quarter “miracle” plays, or his unfettered enthusiasm or his team first attitude. It is the example in leadership through the blending of these characteristics that he sets for his team the Broncos, for the state of Colorado and even for the world.

Thriving in Tough Times

Guest Blog Post By Jeff Vankooten 2/14/12

Let’s go ahead and agree on one thing:

Nine tactics to thrive in tough times We are struggling today with too much change in too short a time. It can get on your nerves.

As a result stress is everywhere. Relationships are strained. Systems are breaking down. Nearly everyone is wounded. Mood and morale are low.

It is into this context that we live our lives and accomplish our work. But how? Previous strategies don’t cut it anymore in this shifted environment.