March 3, 2017

A New Life, A New Path

  I’ve learned that nothing ever goes according to plan. As my father always taught me, “Expect the unexpected!” Life is unpredictable. When we are young, we have plans. We think we know what we want to do. We plan our entire lives around where we are going. We pick colleges based on our major, […]

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February 14, 2016

Where Do You Want To Be In 5 years?

  One of the most important activities we take for granted or don’t aggressively challenge ourselves, is personal goal setting. On a piece of paper, write down your goals for your life. Don’t just include business goals; include community and family as well. They all interact. Life is not one- dimensional. I know this sounds […]

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May 12, 2015

How Often Do You Smile?

“The biggest threat to your success in life, no matter what you do, is the attitude of indifference. Being positive and passionate about what you do are the biggest factors of attitude. If you love what you do, you will be happy, fulfilled, and energized. It will be illustrated in everything you do…with everyone you meet.” […]

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April 19, 2015

The Benefits of Giving Back!

  “You have only one life to live. Outside of work and family…give 1/3rd to your favorite charity, 1/3rd to community service, and 1/3rd to a service organization…it makes you complete.” –Gary Sain There are great rewards when you give back. A feeling that money can’t buy. A life of service will give you a positive […]

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April 14, 2015

Are You on the Road to Personal Growth?

Yogi Berra said it best, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up somewhere else.” Think of your life as if you are taking a road trip. To reach your desired destination, you must plan, prepare, take the proper steps and risks to get there. Years ago, we used maps that showed the interstates […]

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March 31, 2015

What Does Your Online Brand Say About You?

  I remember reading an article years ago that stated, “It takes only 9 seconds to make an introduction before the brain starts thinking of something else.” Try this exercise next time you meet someone new and see how long it takes you to sum them up.  When you meet face to face, you quickly […]

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March 20, 2015

When Giving Up is Not an Option!

  How many times do we face disappointments? Life is not easy. Time goes by way too fast. When we are young, we have dreams of grandeur, but as we grow old, reality starts to set in. Sometimes life does not turn out the way we expected, but it’s how we deal with life’s ups […]

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February 27, 2015

Start Building Your Personal Brand in College!

  “Continuing education is one of the most important endeavors you can pursue for yourself. Be a knowledge worker. Whether it is the attainment of a master’s degree, increased proficiency in technology, a foreign language, additional learning on a subject matter or industry certification, continuing education reinforces your credentials. It helps you stand out from […]

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February 21, 2015

Have You Lost The Art of Letter Writing?

  How many times do you put pen to paper in this day and age? We live in such a fast pace society, we expect instant gratification. Between email, social networks, and texting, we have lost the art of personalization. One of Gary’s best practices was sending personalized cards to staff and colleagues. He would […]

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February 14, 2015

Have You Had an “Aha” Moment That Changed You?

  On my 23rd birthday, my grandmother Bette said to me, “If you can’t be happy while you’re young, how can you be happy when you’re old?” These simple words instantly opened my eyes to a new perspective on life and motivated me to want to start living my life in a new way. My […]

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