Are your expectations toxic?

Have you ever waited for something with excitement and anticipation that didn't happen? Maybe you were passed over for the promotion, the raise didn't come through, your friends or family let you down. As you think about your response to these unmet expectations, I challenge you to ask your self, 'Are my expectations toxic?' Toxic expectations can be detrimental to your goals, career, and relationships. Check out the video above to learn how to identify toxic expectations.

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You Will Never Make It On Your Own

Regardless of the industry you work in or the type of team you lead, you will never be successful if you are trying to do it on your own. You may often hear leaders compared to eagles who are always found soaring alone. The problem with this analogy is that great leaders don't fly solo. Leaders worth following are found right in the middle of the action, surrounded by others. Great leaders know, we are better together.

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Don't Let A Buzzer Beater Ruin Your Day

If you filled out a bracket for March Madness, there is a good chance your expectations were not met. A few buzzer beaters may have completely changed the outcomes you were expecting. Like basketball, life is filled with buzzer beater moments that completely change our plans. Regardless of how well we plan, unmet expectations are an inevitable part of life. And though life may seem out of control when our expectations are not met, the one thing we can control is our response.

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What are you doing to make 2018 a HAPPY New Year?

Every January 1st a new year begins. We spend a few days or even a week wishing each other a happy new year. Most of us are filled with optimism and excitement for a new year. However, too often February rolls around and we are not any closer to our goals and we are definitely not feeling happy. This could be the year that changes. Learn how you can make 2018 a HAPPY New Year.

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End Procrastination. Do It Now!

What is that thing you have been putting off? What is that project, task, conversation, or change that has been consuming your thoughts and stressing you out, but you keep delaying because of the energy or sacrifice it will take? Chances are you have built it up to be worse than it is. The best way to overcome these challenges is to get started. Do it NOW! Procrastinating only makes the task more difficult. Put an end to the excuses and start putting steps in place to start what you have been delaying …TODAY!

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2 Words That Could Change Your Life

What if 2 words could help you reach your goals, achieve the results you are looking for, guarantee you success in your work, and ultimately bring you fulfillment? These two words can not only improve your work performance, but they can change your life forever. Watch the video above to start your journey to finding fulfillment today.

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You Can't Control It All

Have you been let down by unmet expectations? If you are human, the answer is: Yes! The more important questions is, "How do you respond to unmet expectations?" Do you allow disappointment to control you? The truth is, there are a lot of variables that are out of your control, but you can always control your response and your attitude.

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Take the Time to Learn Their Name

When you meet someone, do you take the time to learn their name? It is such a simple gesture that can leave a lasting impression on those around you. This week, I got to experience this first hand. I met a woman named Tammy who really took the time to get to know those around her and reminded me how kindness can make all the difference. (Check out her TEDx video here.) How can you say yes to kindness this week?

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Being Still Doesn't Make You Lazy

When was the last time you made time just to be still? Being busy doesn't make you productive and being still doesn't make you lazy. Sometimes we need to take a break from the routine and make time to rest, to reflect, and to dream. 

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Don't Celebrate Too Early

It is no secret that teamwork makes us better and brings us greater success and bigger wins. We should be quick to celebrate those wins and the team members that made it possible, but we can't celebrate early. We still have to accomplish our goals and the results matter. Our celebrations can't take our focus off of our destinations. 

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How Can You Help?

Do we help people or are we just waiting for them to screw up so we can criticize them? We never know what small gesture will impact another person and make a difference. What can you do today to help someone? 

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Focusing on the Right Kind of Change

"Maybe the change you need isn't the change you want." Too often we focus on the changes we want to make when we should be focusing on the changes we need to make. How are you doing on the goals you need to be accomplishing and the changes you need to be making? 

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