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21 02, 2019

What do Presidents and Love have in common?

2019-02-21T11:01:13-08:00February 21st, 2019|

February. The month where we celebrate love and Presidents. But what do they have in common, and why on earth would you talk about politics and love in the same blog?! (the boss asked me this ;-)) It’s easy. Love and Presidents all start with Eros: The Greek, mischievous, young adult. No matter who you voted for, they all act like Eros. Maybe not Greek, but likely mischievous and childlike.  Read more »

7 01, 2019

5 better ideas to find cash

2019-01-07T21:21:12-08:00January 7th, 2019|

Gross. Don’t put your hand in the couch cushion. Here’s 5 better ideas to find cash. 2019. Wow. I finally just started using the right date when writing a check and now it’s off to learn another. In the past it was February when the year became second nature, and now it's November. It must be because we write so few checks. My kids don’t even have a checkbook. Venmo  Read more »

27 09, 2018

Start Your Day Off Right

2018-09-27T15:29:36-07:00September 27th, 2018|

How do you start off your morning in a way that puts you in your best possible attitude for the day? When you want to have a day of excellence, it makes a difference to start with an effective routine. All of us have a morning routine already whether we think we are creatures of habit or not. If you look back over the last week at what you did  Read more »

13 07, 2018

Leader vs. Finisher

2018-08-14T16:11:10-07:00July 13th, 2018|

  Leader vs. Finisher By Graham Youtsey Soccer is loved by millions, yet detested by almost as many. Kind of like the POTUS now that I think of it.  A huge soccer fan myself, I have joined the more than 3 billion viewers of the World Cup. Clint Dempsey is one of the top players in the US and one of the best American players ever. He has played in  Read more »

21 06, 2018

Calm Your Busy Mind

2018-06-21T14:45:32-07:00June 21st, 2018|

It’s 8 a.m. on Monday morning and you have settled in at your desk to prioritize your day. With your top three important tasks clearly outlined, you dive into the first project. Before you even realize it has happened your mind has wandered away from what you are working on. You find yourself thinking about the school function you need to attend this evening and you can’t forget to leave  Read more »

31 05, 2018

Time for Reinvention?

2018-05-31T13:18:43-07:00May 31st, 2018|

Do you feel lost? Are there challenges in your life that seem insurmountable? The past month I have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of people at conferences. Driven, hardworking, and fun people. Underneath the facade I could sense trepidation and fear, it was in their eyes. I would find myself sitting in a chair in the lobby of a hotel next to someone pouring out their biggest fears. Some shared that  Read more »

26 04, 2018

The DISC Assessment, More than a Personality Test

2018-04-26T11:52:04-07:00April 26th, 2018|

When I received my certification in the DISC assessment, I learned it was much more than just a personality test. The DISC assessment has the power to enhance productivity, communication, and understand our own strengths and how it interacts with the workplace. The concept is simple, there are four quadrants: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiousness.  1. Dominance personalities place emphasis on accomplishing tasks with an eye for results. They place focus on  Read more »

4 04, 2018

How Do You Show Up?

2018-04-04T11:30:02-07:00April 4th, 2018|

    I travel frequently and the Bellingham airport has become a regular stop for me in route to various business meetings.  Last week, I took an early morning flight to Portland. Admittedly I was hardly awake at 5 a.m. and really needing some coffee as I waited my turn at the security line.   There was someone new standing at the conveyor belt as the passengers put their items  Read more »

27 03, 2018

What Tools Drive Excellent Business?

2018-03-27T18:25:37-07:00March 27th, 2018|

Do you remember your grandpa’s toolbox? My grandfather had his trusty toolbox always at the ready. It was filled with various tools that were well loved, and he always knew which to use and for what. There are many tools in a good leader’s arsenal. Countless executives have done interviews giving away tips and lessons they wish they had learned earlier in their careers. I like to keep up with  Read more »

15 03, 2018

How Do You Build Your Team?

2018-03-27T16:06:11-07:00March 15th, 2018|

Every year around this time college basketball participates in what America has lovingly named “March Madness.” We are big basketball fans in my family. Not only do we cheer on the college players as they give their all in the tournaments, we support our local teams as well. It takes many things to make a successful team, both on the basketball court and in business. First, to have a successful  Read more »