Don’t Be Empty, Be E.M.T.Y.

Don’t Be Empty, Be E.M.T.Y.

Have you ever heard the key to success is surrounding yourself with the right people? It’s good advice. But it isn’t always applicable and trying to heed it under the wrong circumstances can actually cause you a lot of unnecessary grief. When you are part of a team,...
Resilient or Dreaming Big?

Resilient or Dreaming Big?

Every so often, a post will come across social media highlighting “Famous Failures.” Perhaps you’ve seen it before? The post typically has several photos of famous people, accompanied by a few bullet points outlining the “failures” of their lives. They usually include...
10 Ways to be a Better Listener

10 Ways to be a Better Listener

Listening is a trademark of good teammates. They listen because they seek the truth. Sure, we can influence others through our words, but we discover the truth by listening. It is how we get to the root of the problem. Sometimes, we can improve our ability to be a...
Ethan the Encourager

Ethan the Encourager

It was “Dr. Seuss Week” at my daughter’s elementary school. The teachers had planned a different theme for each day of the week, and Wednesday was “Word Day.” The students’ assignment was to pick a word that was special to them and come to school in a way that...

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