If your business is merely holding steady or on the decline, if you continue to cut services while raising rates….if you are failing to meet the needs of the world, prepare for free-fall straight into the history books. What got you here, won’t get you there!

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…uncertainty, risk….emotional exposure. Ewww! Naked, scary stuff!…Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose…

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With leaner, more focused workforces, employers no longer have the time or energy to nurse drama, employee push back and other problematic situations AND get the product out the door cheaper, better, faster, more customer-focused and ahead of the competition….So what skills, abilities and traits are employers seeking in employees?

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….often the addiction simply grows in severity until YOU become a real workplace problem….Never, ever, ever hand your validation as a person or business professional to anyone.

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If you’re not growing, you’re dying, and sometimes, events transpire so quickly that either can happen in the blink of an eye….When the world is literally exploding in bloom and birth all around you, explosions of shock and grief are all the more permeable…What nurture are you gifting to what is already planted?

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In honor of March Madness, ESPN’s “30 for 30,” my alma mater, NC State University, and the late Coach Jimmy Valvano, I repost: Never Give Up! There is a fine line between never giving up and letting go….So how exactly do you let go of control?

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I’ve noticed a chiasmic void occurring within those who have enjoyed successful, lucrative careers but find themselves in the unemployment line….”The problem is the more success you achieve the harder it is to change.”

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Whether early school day dismissals, sick children, elderly parents, the issues of caregiving versus providing financially for home and hearth involve hard and often heart-wrenching decisions, immeasurable patience and a whole lot of faith and fortitude…Certainly our personal choices do not reach the levels of those in the realm of national politics, but they are no less important.

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