Want to succeed in business? Take up golf! ⛳️

A young employee, fresh out of college and eager to conquer the business world, finds herself in an elevator with the CEO of the company. She musters the courage to introduce herself, thanks him for the opportunity, and is relieved when he turns out to be receptive and very kind.  So, as they go from […]

7 Cognitive biases that keep you from accurately seeing the world.

These days, we have far more information available about the world around us than at any other time in human history. We read countless media reports, see news from the corners of the world almost instantaneously, watch documentaries, and read scores of books to educate ourselves. So, our vision of the world (and our place […]

9 Things you should know about Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a period to examine the tumultuous history of female rights and conditions in the United States, celebrate our pioneers who sacrificed so much for women’s suffrage, and a time to look forward with optimism.  Today, I wanted to bring you 9 quick facts about Women’s History Month and the state of […]

10 Ways to be more likable (and win friends!)

5 Beliefs that will change your mindset and the quality of your life!

“Man [or woman] is what he [or she] believes.”-Anton Chekhov Are you a believer? We all believe in something bigger than ourselves, like religion, a certain world view, or even our own capabilities and limitations. But research shows that the power and commitment of our beliefs is probably the single most important factor in the quality […]

The Art of Rewiring Your Brain

Scientists used to think that our brains were hard-wired, born and developed with a physical structure that could never be altered. In decades past, patients with brain damage or traumatic injuries seldom showed improvement, and there was certainly no way to observe the brain’s activity or inner workings. But dramatic advances in science, healthcare, and […]

Master your morning = Master your life

I’ve heard it from many different people in different forms, from Navy drill Sergeants to motivational speakers, celebrities like the Rock and even our positivity superstar, Hal Elrod in his Miracle Morning series. But the gist is always the same: he (or she) who masters their morning masters their day.  If you’re a late riser, […]

10 Scientifically proven ways to be happy today. 

1“But are you happy?”  That’s one of the most difficult questions to answer, which sometimes makes us squirm when people put us on the spot. I mean, the default answer is “yes,” but that’s not always true, is it?  We all have ups and downs; good days and bad, and it’s impossible to be happy […]

The Tao of Giving

“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.” -Diana, Princess of Wales July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997 Things are not easy right now for many people, and it’s starting to dawn on […]

How fear, stress, and anxiety impact our decision-making 

Do you wake up every morning with a sinking feeling in your gut? Are your everyday thoughts based on fears, worries, and envisioning worst-case scenarios? Do you often have trouble sleeping at night because you’re stressed about finances, work, or other problems? Your anxiety may be leading you to make questionable decisions, research reveals, and […]

It’s not all about me! The transformative shift that will change your business forever.

There’s a lot of money being thrown around by the mortgage industry these days. Firms are investing in digitalization, data, and recruiting more than ever, while individual loan officers look to boost their marketing and ad budgets. With record-low interest rates, a preponderance of home equity to work with, and strong homebuyer demand, it’s no […]

How to expand your business when everyone else is contracting

In 2008, Steven Jobs gave an interview to Fortune Magazine in which they asked him about Apple’s strategy for the coming Great Recession. Jobs said, “In fact we were going to up our R&D budget so that we would be ahead of our competitors when the downturn was over. And that’s exactly what we did. […]

Using social media to create more opportunities in the era of Covid-19.

Using social media to create more opportunities in the era of Covid-19. Social media is just a passing fad, a flavor-of-the-month phase that will probably disappear in a year or two.  That’s what many people said back when Friendster, the very first social media outlet, was launched in 2002.  MySpace came later that year and […]

Level up your speaking and presentation skills with Tom Bresnahan

If you’re in sales, work with clients, or interact with the public in any capacity, the words you use and how you present yourself are vitally important. Yet so many of us put little or no effort into developing our speaking and presentation skills on a regular basis. In fact, the fear of public speaking […]

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