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It's Halftime!

By Troy Hazard
It's about this time of the year that you can feel the half way mark approach. It's a time of reflection, a time of anxiety, and, for some, a time when we start to fear we are not going to get the things done this year that we would have liked to…. THIS is the moment in time when our New Years resolutions and goals go out the window as - it's just too hard. Here are 4 things to help you power into the back end of the year, and not burn out before you get there. Don't set goals - set milestones The goal is the destination - ...
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Want Better Office Culture? Have More Fun and Shorter Meetings.

By Curtis Zimmerman
Trying to create better office culture? On episode #21 of The Next 24 Hours, you’ll hear practical ways to do just that. Does your workplace ever feel divided between teams or dead in the enthusiasm department? You have the power to change that with the right tools. On episode #21, I'm bringing on company culture transformer Joy Van Patten of Divisions Maintenance Group to talk about her magic strategy that dissolved silos and reignited people's passion for their work. ...
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Timing is Everything: Jim Carroll's 5 Rules on Aligning to the Future!

By Jim Carroll
Here’s a big issue to wrap your head around – increasingly, your opportunity for future success will come from your ability to get the timing right! That issue has been the focus of an increasing number of my keynotes as of late: a recent one in the construction sector for Matheson Financial Advisors – a company that manaers large scale construction industry and infrastructure financial deals – took a look at the question from the perspective of the arrival of new ...
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How To Respond To Grief

By Auntie Anne Beiler
When it comes to grief, I’ve heard people say many times, “I don’t know what to say to someone in deep grief.” Have you ever been in that situation? Recently, I found myself walking alongside my niece, Karla, as she grieved the passing of her husband, Justin. He was only 39 years old, with a lovely wife, two beautiful girls, and one son in Heaven that passed away at three-months-old. When I got the call, I went into shock and felt disoriented. It was too much to think about, and I went blank. This is often the ...
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Adjust Your Default

By Dan Thurmon
Life moves fast, and your first reaction dramatically shapes your future reality. Is it helpful? Or even intentional? Today let’s adjust your “default response” to serve you BEST! Watch the Video Listen to the audio. Adjust Your Default Read the transcript. Life moves fast, and your first reaction dramatically shapes your future reality. Is it helpful, or even intentional? Today, let's adjust your default response. It seems like life can be a series of new tests, but it's actually a repeating pattern of similar ...
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The Right Chemistry To Win A Game Seven? - Ross Bernstein

By Ross Bernstein
If you are a sports fan, nothing beats a Game Seven finale - and luckily that's just what the hockey gods have given us this week.The final 60 minutes of the 2019 NHL season will be played out on Wednesday when the Boston Bruins face the St. Louis Blues for the right to raise Lord Stanley's Holy Grail.Both teams are full of amazingly talented players, both teams have built incredible momentum, and both teams truly deserve to win.But in the end, only one will be declared as the ...
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Live Inspired Podcast: Keep Climbing Mountains (Monday Moments ep. 157)

By John O'Leary
John O'Leary shares the inspiring story of 17-year-old on Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments.Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment."Never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you're going through, be a mountain that you can't climb."Today I share the story + inspiring words of 17-year-old Tupac Mosley out of Memphis, Tennessee. While grieving the loss of his father, Tupac was named ...
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The magical magnet you probably need, too.

By Jon Acuff
My wife and I are teaching our oldest daughter how to drive. It's a stressful experience because the second you sit in the passenger seat while your kid drives you realize a few things: 1. These roads are so narrow! 2. Why don't we have any street lights? This town is stupid dark! 3. People drive way too fast, why are they tailgating us? I can't fix the first two but believe me I've tried. I took L.E. on the widest, brightest roads I could find, but eventually you can only learn so much driving on ...
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The Buzz Around Mental Health

By John O'Leary
What It Means for All of Us"Only curiosity about the fate of others, the ability to put ourselves in their shoes creates this shock of recognition. Without empathy there can be no genuine dialogue, and we as individuals and nations will remain isolated and alien." – Azar NafisiDese'Rae Stage is a photographer, just shy of having a Ph.D. in suicidology and the founder of Live Through This, a movement that captures portraits and stories of suicide attempt survivors and in doing so, is changing the ...
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The Hard Part

By Josh Linkner
Whether you are running a startup, building a relationship, or rebuilding a community, there's an easy part and a hard part. One requires less work in the moment while the other unlocks the potential of your efforts and concurrently is your playground for personal growth. Those comfortable things that require little thinking, risk, or effort exist to test you. They can easily chew up your time and trick you into thinking you're being productive. Updating your Facebook status, gossiping with colleagues, or going to yet ...

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