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The value of your experience

Experience is the thing of supreme value.-Henry Ford Your experience makes you money. The more experience that you have, the more salary that you can command. Life is not all about money though. Your experience also gives you a chance to build lifelong...

The power of body language

A strong confident person can rule the room with knowledge, personal style, attitude and great posture.-Cindy Ann Peterson I think that we sometimes underappreciate the power of body language. It can tell a much more truthful story than our words at times. I've been...

5 ways to encourage friends and family

Some of the most valuable assets in your life are your friends and family.  Encouragement with your friends and family is just as important as encouragement at work. As we get older, this one seems to slip away from us. Think back to your time in high...

5 ways to encourage others at work

No one has ever said, "Please stop encouraging me in my job." It's always a great idea to encourage other's in the workplace no matter what your level is in an organization. The ability to encourage others will serve you well throughout your career and can easily be...

It’s our birthday! A look back at our growth (and yours) this year.

Studies have shown that people who have more birthdays live longer.-Everyone.  It's our birthday week! Thank you so much for supporting us whether you have been us from the beginning or just a couple of weeks. We are honored to be a part of your leadership and life...

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...

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...

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...

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Are you following your Calling?

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

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

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

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

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 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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