Why Gratitude is Powerful in Life and Leadership

Let’s just start with the basics. What is gratitude? It’s the quality of being thankful.

Every year at Thanksgiving time, messages constantly tell us how important it is to be thankful.

First, let’s acknowledge that not everyone considers Thanksgiving a time to be thankful. Just last week I talked to a Native American woman who told me she doesn’t eat at all on Thanksgiving Day because she doesn’t acknowledge it as a holiday to celebrate.

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Stop Blowing Your Budget on Crap You Don’t Need

Emotional spending — especially on all those too-good-to-be-true tech tools and apps — distracts you from your budget, goals, and dreams.

Recently I talked about how to build a rock-solid foundation for a rock-solid business and why getting the basics of your business right is key to having a successful business. Today, we’re going to build on that foundation and discuss how to choose your projects without blowing your business or your technology budget!

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How to Get Down and Dirty with Data

Data is a word that’s daunting to many business owners. It’s much more fun to trust inspirational quotes and the latest trends to determine your next step. However, there comes a time for every business where you have to believe the data to move forward in the right direction.

And, to do that there is a series of business analysis strategies you can use. Here are a few.

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Up a Creek Without a Paddle? How to Know When to Ask for Help!

The origin of the term “Up a creek without a paddle” is widely unknown, but many people believe it came from England. Luckily, you don’t have to understand the origin of the term to understand the meaning.

To put it simply, “Up a creek without a paddle” means that you are STUCK. As in, can’t turn around, can’t get out, can’t swim your way to shore unless someone helps you. Alone — you’re out of luck.

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