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Taking the First Step to Achieve Your Ultimate Goal

Taking the First Step to Achieve Your Ultimate Goal

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce In just a few days we’ll be turning the page to a brand new year. Instead of stressing yourself out Read the full article…


Thank YOU for Making a Difference

Thank YOU for Making a Difference

“Every day, reflect on the priceless gifts you’ve been enjoying. Openly share your gratitude with others.  And, the next time somebody asks if anything great happened to you today, you’ll have plenty to say.” Jeff Keller One of the things I love about writing these “Gratitude Thoughts for the Week” are the comments I receive Read the full article…


Cleveland Rocks! What’s Great About Your Town?

Cleveland Rocks! What's Great About Your Town?

“When others know joy, your life will be filled with happiness.” Arthur Dobrin For my entire life, I have been an entirely apathetic sports fan. As a person who was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, my heart has been broken on numerous occasions by the word “the”… These events include: “the drive,” “the shot,” “the Read the full article…


Keeping Facebook Clean

Keeping Facebook Clean

“Lost time is never found again.“ Benjamin Franklin I am a huge Facebook fan. I learn a lot from the people in the groups that I’m an active member in, and I enjoy keeping in touch with friends and family. Facebook is my happy place, my refuge – and I am grateful for it. Some Read the full article…


The Secret to Happiness – Stop Watching the News!

The Secret to Happiness - Stop Watching the News!

“The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.” Bertrand Russell While on a trip visiting friends, we discovered that they love watching “news TV” all day long. Because Read the full article…


Here’s a tip – gratitude works

Here's a tip - gratitude works

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” Jacques Maritain I present a lot of two-day training programs, meaning my hotel stays are usually for two nights. I got into the habit of leaving a tip for the housecleaning staff for each day of my stay instead of just at the end of it, in Read the full article…


Learning to be Better Tomorrow than You Are Today

Students in Classroom

  “There’s no better time than the present to be better than we were yesterday.” Gary Kelley Some of my employee engagement training work involves presenting full-day programs for a public seminar company. I enjoy doing these programs, and I refer to them as “OPS” for “other people’s stuff.” It keeps me on my game Read the full article…


Employee Engagement is Compounded by Gratitude

“It’s been such a powerful exercise, every morning to get up and say thank you, every morning…. what am I grateful for….  and I’m not just thinking about them…. I’m feeling the feelings of gratitude.” James Arthur Ray A simple practice of gratitude started with friends in 2009 changed my life. Can it change yours? YES! Read the full article…


The “Tough but Fair” Boss and Employee Engagement

“Many of life’s circumstances are created by three basic choices: the disciplines you choose to keep, the people you choose to be with, and the laws you choose to obey.” Charles Millhuff When I saw this quote, I immediately thought of Nancy, a long-time subscriber, who regularly comments on my articles. While referring to a Read the full article…


Life Without Thankfulness? Don’t Go There!

“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.” John Henry Jowett During an employee engagement workshop for managers, I shared with the participants the value of Read the full article…