Still Falling for Oregon

Still Falling for Oregon

The Pacific Northwest has changed a bit over the last few years. So much unrest and uncertainty and other disappointing things. But no matter what happens, I’m still a native in love with this gorgeous land I call home. This is why I am still falling for Oregon… Fall ushers in crisp and foggy mornings,…

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Investing in the Lives and Businesses of Others

Each week and each day that is spent well means more quality time has been invested in the lives and businesses of others. And each night when the work stops it’s time to reflect on the investment made, with whom, for what, to which effort. Are you bringing out the best in your team, clients,…

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What Will You Do When Social Disappears?

Did you notice Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus (Zuckerberg’s babies) were all down for roughly 6 hours on Monday? I giggled profusely and sent a link with a gif to my brother, dad, friends, and even a few clients and team members. Truth be told, I didn’t want it to come back online, but I…

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Even In A Storm

even in a storm

Today’s simple encouragement: Let your heart be as generous as clouds that are full of rain… …so that even in a storm those on the receiving end of your kindness will feel hope, and see the sun shine when things are overcast and uncertain. Be the change for someone else – and you will be…

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Say No to Shortcuts

No Shortcuts

The Helen Keller quote, “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going,” is forefront in my mind today as I remember that diligent, motivated, and consistent work is the only way to reach a goal you can be proud of. And any goal worth having is worth every minute of work you invest. But…

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The Psychology of Color

The Psychology of Color Propel Businessworks

Could you imagine living in a world of black and white or shades of gray? How boring, right? We have color all around us and many times we don’t even know how different colors affect our mind or emotions, but they do! If you’ve ever heard of or dealt with SAD (seasonal affective disorder), you…

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Fed Up With Uncertainty

That’s it. I’ve had enough. Enough of the stress and overwhelm and self-preservation. Enough of the self-soothing, over sleeping, mental fortitude requirements, and the unknown. It started March 2020 and it hasn’t stopped. The roller coaster of information, truth and science, and a society riddled in unrest and fear has kept me in a state…

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“Help Wanted” – How to Find & Keep Employees

So many businesses I know are struggling to find workers right now. In the last 18 months we have fought together to survive a virus and the government has extended unemployment to the point that many are still not looking for work. That’s why it’s been so difficult to find and keep employees. Today, Friday,…

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Do Gratitude: Thank you goes a long ways!

Clients, team members, partners, friends, and family – no matter what relationships you hold or how you interact with others, a sincere thank you always goes a long ways! This week I’m talking about gratitude, including a personal story, and a few ways you can apply yourself toward this goal. This week I’ve received thank…

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Some Lessons Are Learned Multiple Times

Some Lessons Learned Multiple Times

I’ve learned a lot over the last 13 years in business – but I am always seeking to understand what I should learning in the current season. And for those who pay attention, we may avoid being taught the same lesson twice, but some lessons are inevitably learned multiple times. For example – I hired…

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