Friday Food for Thought
Teamwork makes the dream work is a popular saying, but teamwork is only part of the equation when pursuing success.
With shortage of staff, we have to wonder if good customer service is dead or alive. Yet, a positive customer experience can stay with you forever!
As the dog days of summer come to their end, we hope you fill your long weekend with friends, family and activities you love!
When we think about the value of our network, often we focus on our professional connections. However, there is untapped value in our personal networks too.
When it is you who you are arguing with, it can be the most frustrating debate of all. Can you truly win against yourself?
Difficult times can prove to be challenging, but with the right mindset, they will bring you new opportunities and growth.
Despite our successes, more often than not we feel like we are an imposter. Remember to recognize and celebrate all of your achievements!
We all embellish the truth in order to tell a good story, just make sure to not cross the line of embellishment.
A little healthy competition is good for the soul, so long as you’re competing for the right reasons.
Your perception can make time feel like forever or seem like it’s flying by.
Power and force are two sides of the same coin, but using your power will help you achieve your goals more efficiently than using force.
Old ways are in the past, and with the luxury of freedom, we have the ability to create new ways for the future.
As things continue to open up, be a good scout and remember to be prepared for any old thing that might come your way.
Stop going in circles! Rather than having conversations that go nowhere, take a step back and find a path to move forward towards resolution.
Despite the differences between courage and confidence, they are interchangeable. Yet, you need courage in order to move forward into confidence.
Whether your steps are forward or back, just keep moving towards your goal. No matter how you dance, it is all forward progress.
With all there is to celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend, the possibilities are endless. So, why not celebrate everything?
We all make sacrifices for what we are passionate about. What have you set aside for the greater good?
Too often we get too caught up in the little details, we can’t see the forest for the trees. This weekend, take a look at the bigger picture.
We’re wired to take rejection personally, but you’ll never know what you can get until you ask.
There are no bad ideas, just good or even great ideas in the making.
As the pandemic slows and the invitations roll in, instead of feeling obligated to do something you don’t want, we suggest you normalize saying no.
Human beings are forever chasing satisfaction, but happiness lies in remembering to be satisfied with what you already have.
What was old is new again, are you ready to embrace the new-new normal?
Bringing out the best in your team is a trademark of a true champion.
We all have our truths, and while it’s great to have passion about your beliefs, you must recognize truth is elusive, it’s not fact.
“I cannot say that I don’t disagree with you.”
More often that not, we don’t know what we have until it is gone.
To really flourish in any role, you need to know what your real job is, and that is to go above and beyond.
The perception of value is a peculiar thing, and what we value the most can be anything from material items to experiences.
Let’s be honest, everyone has an angle.
If you weren’t impressed by this year’s Superbowl, maybe you should take a closer look at what was achieved.
Not all anger is created equal, sometimes it can be constructive if you choose to let it make you better, not bitter.
Trust is fragile and takes time to build, but our strongest relationships are with those we trust the most.
Does character matter, or is it our actions that matter most?
Toads taste nasty, so why not get the worst out of the way first thing? Then, you can truly enjoy what you’re looking forward to.
The holidays are over, which means the January Blues are setting in. What are you planning on doing for yourself this month?
2020 has been a brutal year, but it has taught us some important skills and lessons to bring into 2021.
December is the busiest time of the year for many of us, and this year is no different. Remember we have a lot to celebrate, even in 2020!
With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s important to take the time to reset and recharge before the new year.
One thing is the same this year: the feeling of helping someone just because you can and expecting nothing in return is unprecedented.
Having a habit of saying yes can be a good thing that can lead to experiences you may not have had if you had said no.
In a time that is so complicated, we’ll keep it simple: thank you to our network, and we hope you have a great holiday!
Goals are hard to reach if you don’t lean in and put in the hard work to achieve them.
Five years of Friday Food for Thought! Time really does fly by when you’re having fun.
Good or bad, endings always leave a significant impact on us. Luckily, there’s still time to give 2020 the happy ending we deserve!
It may not have been a great, good or even okay year, but for many of us, 2020 has proved to be a resilient one. Cheers for bouncing back!
If you choose to learn from the negative feedback, complaints could be a blessing in disguise.
Even the bad surprises can result in a good outcome.
Having a plan in place gives us a sense of direction, while changing course gives us an opportunity to grow. So, what’s next?