Make the Best of the Situation

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden I have never believed that everything happens for a reason, but I very much believe that you can find a reason for everything that happens. I know it is a subtle difference. We may experience hardship […] More

Schedule Your Priorities

“The key is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey Do you manage your schedule or does it manage you? I started my business 10 years ago with 2 toddlers because I wanted more time with family. But 3 years into the work, my 4 year old told me […] More

Adapting to Different Work Schedules

“Just because people don’t work traditional hours; Doesn’t mean they don’t work hard hours.” — Amy Schmidt Sometimes our work schedules are dictated to us by the type of work, coordination with co-workers, or customer needs. Today’s workplace is different than 20 years ago before smartphones when television went off the air at midnight, and […] More

Progress

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt Happy Independence Day. Let us all remember those who fought to provide and protect our independence. Let us honor them […] More

Comfort

“If I am weird around you, it’s because I am comfortable.” -Anonymous In the past 2 months, after the death of a friend and team member, I have struggled at times to “act the person that I am expected to be”. Am I too stable, too soon? Am I sad, too long? Am I too […] More

Grief

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II Grief can come in waves, sometimes the things that you believe should affect you are more manageable than expected, and other times a simple happening can start a wave of emotions. I am learning that being sad and crying is not a sign […] More

Planted

  “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” –Christine Caine It can be hard to see the silver lining when it is very very cloudy. You don’t see the strength you can provide others because you don’t even know you have enough for yourself. But […] More

Team

  “A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.” – Simon Sinek I sometimes see teams and work groups focus on annual “team building exercises”. The building of a quality team doesn’t happen because you set aside a few hours once […] More

Strength

  “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” ~ Bob Marley Life will present us with challenges, sometimes the challenge can be much more than we thought we were ready for. Take a moment to breathe, refocus, prioritize, and just put one foot in front of the other. […] More

Seek First to Understand

“The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people…the more peaceful your life will become.” ~Mandy Hale We can not control the thoughts and words of others, but we can control how we chose to respond. Seek first to understand that the other person may be struggling or in pain themselves and you were simply […] More