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Monday Morning Boost: Soar, Graduates, Soar!

Monday Morning Boost: Soar, Graduates, Soar!

Graduation is a time for reflection, celebration, and anticipation of the future. For the graduates of 2024, the journey ahead is filled with excitement and endless possibilities, mixed with the reality of challenges and trials. As you step into the life of tomorrow, I share these simple “Power of Three” principles that can guide you through this pivotal moment by choosing to be an Intentional Leader focused on Building a Community, Creating Your Own Story, and Rising and Soaring. BUILD…

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Monday Morning Boost: “Achieve! Achieve!” 

Monday Morning Boost: “Achieve! Achieve!” 

This counsel from Andrew Carnegie seems appropriately fitting for the new graduate. “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!” I feel these words, shared by Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, the Dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, struck a chord with the fresh graduates. And they struck a chord with those of us who are not so freshly graduated, never graduated, or are further down the road…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Sticks & Stones of Hate

Monday Morning Boost: The Sticks & Stones of Hate

I have felt a lot of hate these past several weeks. We live in a time when screaming our hate and displeasure is the norm. While this is not the first time I have felt pain from the stick and stones of hate, this time has felt extra hard. I know some of you have felt the same. I deeply feel and empathize with you. While sorting through mixed emotions, I reached out on Facebook and asked how others handle…

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Monday Morning Boost: Your Finest Hour

Monday Morning Boost: Your Finest Hour

Sometimes it’s hard to do hard things. Even when we want to. I’ve been there. You have, too. Imagine how you will feel when you find that thing inside that empowers you to step out of your comfort zone, wander into the unknown, and boldly go where you have not gone before. Intentional Leadership teaches us that even when faced with challenging tasks, our inner resolve can guide us through. These moments, though difficult, serve as opportunities for growth and…

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Monday Morning Boost: Get Up, Rise & Soar

Monday Morning Boost: Get Up, Rise & Soar

If you are wanting to make a change in your life, try this simple Power of Three focus: Get Up, Rise & Soar GET UP – Get up each morning on a good note by having something positive to wake up for. Take a few minutes the night before to focus on one specific thing you are grateful for. Write this one thing down on a piece of paper, notecard, or sticky note. Put it where you will see it…

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Monday Morning Boost: Shifting Perseptives as a Small Business Owner

Monday Morning Boost: Shifting Perseptives as a Small Business Owner

Creating a thriving business culture was my key takeaway from last week’s One Utah Summit at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. The gathering of over 900 business, community, and government leaders included Utah Governor Spencer Cox (that’s him speaking on stage), representatives of the International Olympic Committee, and even Oksana Markarova, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States. As an owner of a small business, and as a mentor to others walking a similar journey, two…

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Monday Morning Boost: When Your Words Hurt Another

Monday Morning Boost: When Your Words Hurt Another

It hurts my heart when I realize my words have hurt another. I discovered this past week that some words I shared several years ago have been held with anger in another person’s heart. The words I shared were shared in a desire to comfort a fellow veteran navigating a tragic loss in his life. It feels like he was angry because I shared the hope I found in God when my brother Shane was killed by suicide just the…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Voices That Matter Most

Monday Morning Boost: The Voices That Matter Most

In the dynamic world of small business, intentional leadership is paramount to navigating through the vast sea of information with purpose and direction. Like many entrepreneurs, I once found myself engulfed by a torrent of advice from various sources – networking events, seminars, courses, books, and programs. Each nugget of wisdom seemed promising, yet amidst the abundance, it was often a struggle to convert knowledge into tangible action. It didn’t take long to realize that intentional leadership is more than…

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Monday Morning Boost: Rise Again

Monday Morning Boost: Rise Again

I continue to discover the greatest parts of life are experienced as I traverse my journey through life rather than waiting on the platitudes of the world. By focusing on my core promise to “Get Back Up, Every Time, No Matter What,” I continually discover great strength when I intentionally and consistently choose to rise in compassionate hope. And I am blessed with liberation from the bondage of poor and unhealthy choices when I intentionally and consistently choose to soar…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Ripple Effect of Confidence

Monday Morning Boost: The Ripple Effect of Confidence

I’ve always been fascinated by the incredible impact confidence can have on our lives. Confidence is almost like a magical force that helps us feel good about ourselves while also attracting positivity and opportunities into our lives. In writing “The Confident Choice,” I wanted to capture that essence – the beauty, power, and sheer magnetism of confidence. I wanted to remind myself – and you – that we have the power to choose how we navigate through the incredible journey…

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