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Select Your Ingredients for Success

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. I’m in South Carolina today visiting Clemson University with my daughter Riley. We’ve been here before but wanted to…

A Letter to My 18-Year-Old Daughter On Her Birthday

January 27, 2017 Dear Riley, It always sounded so cliché when people told me “take lots of pictures and enjoy it now. They grow up quickly.” I was barely able to make it one day without an anxiety attack or utter exhaustion just trying to keep from breaking this little baby girl that I had brought…

Doing or Derailed

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. We have entered our second week of the new year. That’s 1 out of 52 in the books….

Clear the Clutter When the Coast is Clear

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. I cleaned up my home office yesterday afternoon. It was deep cleaning that involved clearing bookcases and moving lots…

Do You Believe In What You’re Selling?

There is no doubt in my mind that the most successful salespeople believe in themselves and their product, company or message before they would ever try to sell it to their clients and customers. The same idea goes for a manager seeking to recruit someone or any politician trying to persuade a vote. Does your…

Get On Your Bikes and Ride…

How old were you when you first rode a bike? I’m not talking about riding a bike with training wheels…I’m talking about pedaling the bike and holding it steady all by yourself. No parents running along side of you. Just you and the bike…and the road ahead. Lean left…wobble…steady. Lean right…wobble…wobble…steady. “Go Jimmy. Pedal fast!” screams…

When Things Are Out of Place

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. Not Where It’s Supposed to Be It was Mother’s Day yesterday. I went to visit my mom in the…

Same Path, Different Exit

I lost a good friend yesterday. Jessica Hogg was my friend, co-worker, mentor, sounding board, running mate, goof-off buddy, confidant and most of all “Birthday Twin.”   You see, Jessica and I were both born on October 12, 1967. I guess that’s what helped connect us. Something bigger than any of us can imagine somehow…

The Color of Innovation

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. Have you ever had a great idea that didn’t work? Do you ever wonder why sometimes things work out…

19 Things We Can Learn from Dogs

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience. Let others know when they have invaded your territory. Take naps…