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Embracing an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Day Job

For every business, there was an entrepreneur who looked toward the future with determination, motivation, and optimism to turn a dream into reality. Out of nothing, entrepreneurs put everything into building successful companies facing tremendous odds that statistically don’t give them much of a chance to make it past year one. And while many professionals […]

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Motivation

This is part eight of a 12-part series. Successfully leading a team can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a professional’s career. However, addressing a diverse group effectively can be difficult for new leaders. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership […]

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Take a Break: The Importance of Vacations

During the summer months, millions take to the road or the sky to enjoy some rest and relaxation from the daily grind. A focus on some sort of vacation has been a staple to workers across the world able to recharge and spend time with friends and loved ones. However, in 2020, we saw this […]

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The Power of Neutral

A Motivational Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall We have a tendency to think of events or happenings in our lives as either good or bad. Although it’s difficult to do, this should be avoided whenever possible as it is a counterproductive habit. Think of all the events in your life that started out as a […]

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The Critical Question

A Motivational Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall This column is for people who are attempting to achieve something extraordinary. The principles are designed to help you realize world class results within a limited scope. This advice should not be applied to creating lifelong balance and stability in your personal, professional, family, financial, fitness, faith, or […]

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Infographic: A Guide to Starting that Task You’ve Been Avoiding

We all have that one task that always seems to be looming in the background while we try not to notice it. Check out this infographic from NetCredit, an online financial services provider, for some great insight into how to stop procrastinating and attack those pesky tasks head on!

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A Winning Mentality: Motivation for Beating the Competition

In addition to training and natural talent, many of the world-class athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, also draw motivation and inspiration from the legacies of great competitors who have come before them. Whether you’re up against a tough competitor, tight deadlines, or just a general lack of motivation at […]

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Teamwork Lessons from Professional Football Legends

If there were a Super Bowl for workplace team performance, would your team be in it to win it—or would they miss the playoffs? While individual achievement is important, teamwork is critical to a company’s success. So, how do you get your workers to pull together as a team? Take some tips from these professional […]

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Wisdom in the Fish Tank

A motivational message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. My late, great friend and colleague, Dr. Stephen Covey, was among the most influential writers, speakers, and thought leaders of our time. His book, First Things First, should be required reading for anyone wanting to succeed in business or in life. Here in the 21st century, we […]

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The Results Are In: “Providing for Family” Top Driver of Career Success

In May, we asked our readers what drives them most to succeed in their careers, and with 37% of the votes, “Providing for your family” was the most selected option followed by “Financial freedom to pursue personal interests” with 24%. The rest of the results were received as follows: Building personal wealth (7%) Personal recognition […]

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