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Steps to future-proof your success

This week we have the pleasure of visiting with Diana Wu David. She is a TEDx speaker and author of the book Future Proof. Her company, Sarana Labs, invests in young people and companies to prepare them for a bright future. Diana shares her thoughts with us on our...

Gain a true sense of your identity

One of the common issues I see leaders face is that they identify too strongly with one aspect of their lives and ignore the other parts. It can be easy to fall into this trap because it typically starts out innocently enough as you pursue something...

Navigating the corporate envionment

Entering the corporate environment can be intimidating. It's like starting college mid-semester. The cliques have already been formed, they are in the middle of working on a project and the dynamics of the class are already set. You've got to take a seat and...

What is your word worth?

The value of your word is much like the stock market. Its value fluctuates on a continual basis. Any company out there would love the ability to be fully in control of their rating on the market. There are many outside factors that go into the evaluation of...

What to do when life throws you a curve

Life is all about curveballs and unexpected changes. I'm not aware of anyone that has lived life exactly like they imagined and planned for. Sometimes these changes come out of nowhere and alter your life forever. A sudden job loss. The unexpected passing of...

Being comfortable with higher management

Being around people that you admire from afar, have authority or are well known can spark a number of reactions in a person. Some get overly excited, some dread the interaction, some fear it, and others embrace it. Which are you?  We'll talk...

Managing a successful career transition (Part 2)

Now that you've decided that you need to make a career change (or you are at least interested in looking) What do you do next?  What's holding you back from your dream? I've talked with many leaders over the years that fail to make a career change because of...

Managing a successful career transition (Part 1)

A career change (or your first real career-type job) can be intimidating. The journey is a road of unknowns with little guarantee. It can also be an extremely stressful time as well. This week we will look at some areas of your life and your current job to...

How to turn around a bad reputation

There are few things in life that are permanent. You can even have your old tattoo of Hello Kitty that you now hate removed. People sometimes believe that you can't shake a bad reputation. Instead of trying to climb out of the situation, they instead embrace it...

Leading with an absent leader

Have you ever had a boss that just wasn't there? (Maybe that's your wish!) Perhaps they are physically present but are not engaged in your relationship or the job that they are holding. A Gallup poll shows that nearly 20% of people in the workforce are actively...

How to be a great mentor

It can feel great when someone asks you to be their mentor.  It means that they highly value your input and want to model at least part of their life after you. Mentoring can often be a bit intimidating at first.  What can I truly offer...

How to find a great mentor

I owe a lot of my success in life to my mentors and advisors who have helped me along my life journey. Their guidance kept me on the right path when things got confusing, helped me make the right decisions during difficult times and supported and...

Finding leadership in running

Being an athlete is a state of mind which is not bound by age, performance or place in the running pack. -Jeff Galloway Jeff Galloway is a world-famous runner and coach who popularized interval training, or the Run, Walk, Run method as he calls it. We have...

Finding leadership in video games

We don't get to choose how we start in this life. Real greatness is what you do with the hand that you've been dealt. -Victor Sullivan(Character from Uncharted video game series) It's safe to say that video games have firmly established themselves in...

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Are you following your Calling?

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, "Here lived a great...

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Love them like family

Family is not an important thing, it is everything.      Have you ever been somewhere where you didn't get served well and then you observe someone in the same establishment getting great service? It's extremely frustrating, to say the least. I'm typically...

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Stuck in the waiting room of life

Waiting is hard. I know that it is for me. We all have times in our life when we are suddenly waiting for direction. I think of this as a waiting room. You are just stuck there and it only becomes more frustrating as you see other people come and go while you just...

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This is our community

The importance of community, living in peace and helping one another, is a foundation piece of who we are. That can be found more so in Clarkston, GA than anywhere else in the world. Clarkston holds the crown as the most diverse city in the world. At a population of a...

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How to ace the interview

A job interview is not a test of your knowledge, but your ability to use it at the right time. I get asked fairly often, from college students to seasoned professionals, on advice for having a good interview. They range from part-time extra work to college entrance...

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Finding leadership in food

Finding that great local spot is an adventure that I enjoy during all of my travels. A national chain is good for consistency, but a quality local place really puts its heart into its food and…

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