Strategic Thinking

CLARITY: How do you want to feel?

First FAB Friday in 2020!  Happy New Year and New Decade!   There is a lot of pressure on these first few weeks of the year.  Do you feel it?  We have to have our goals written down and action plans put in place.  Then there are those darned resolutions!   Of course I want you to…

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VISION: Joy & Happiness!

Last FAB Friday in 2019!  Quick!  Grab an actual pen and piece of paper! Now set a timer on your phone for 10 minutes! Make a list of all of the things that bring you Happiness & Joy! What does your list look like?  Are their lots of things listed or are you staring at…

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VISION: Past, Present and Future

A Christmas Carol, a novella written by Charles Dickens, has timeless themes found in movies, music, and even beer! Ebeneezer is a harsh, lonely miser of a man, who is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. After reflecting on these scenes, his…

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Do you see what I see?

In the classic Christmas song, Do You Hear What I Hear?, based on the Bible story of the 3 kings/wise men, there is a bright and shining star guiding them to visit the birthplace of Jesus.  Said the night wind to the little lambDo you see what I seeWay up in the sky little lambDo…

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It Doesn’t Cost a Thing to Smile!

There’s hopeIt doesn’t cost a thing to smileYou don’t have to pay to laughYou better thank God for that – lyrics from the song There’s Hope by India Arie Give it a listen! Studies have shown​ that just the act of smiling (making the physical facial shapes and movements), whether the result of real joy or an…

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7 Thoughts That Block Entrepreneurial Success

By now you know that your thoughts can play a huge role in whether or not you’ll experience success or failure. Not only that, they might even cloud success, forcing you to downplay it instead of proudly celebrating it. Having Imposter Syndrome – This is a true condition that a lot of men and women have. No…

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Creative Thinking – Do you take time for it?

Let’s start by taking a look at creative thinking, what it is, and how we can start to think more creatively. The phrase most often used to describe creative thinking is “think outside the box.” I like to think about it as a way to think about something in a new and different way. Look…

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Skeptic or Cynic?

Happy Friday July 5th.  We have just celebrated another year of America’s Independence!  I often think about our founding fathers (and their friends and families who supported their decisions).  They faced profound difficulties (including skeptics and cynics) in declaring our independence from tyranny.  They then had to use incredible critical thinking skills to figure out…

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