Handling Toxic Team Members with Kenny Rodgers

When it comes to hiring, there are a number of qualities to consider in candidates, but we typically focus on personal productivity. Before we make an investment in someone, we want to know that we’re going to be getting the most bang for our buck. However, according to a 2015
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How to Rid Yourself of the Thanksgiving Hangover

We can pack so much into a Thanksgiving dinner that instead of the food reviving us, we often find it saps us of our energy and leaves us feeling like a bed of sloths. But just because our traditions dictate a large and decadent meal doesn’t mean we have to
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66 Day Challenge Tip #3: Have a Community that Supports You

It’s a great day. After all, you’re knee-deep in a 66-day challenge, which can be invigorating and inspiring. Especially once you’ve identified the ultimate goal you want to achieve and have taken the small steps that start you off on your journey. At this point in the process, you may
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How to Build Resilient Relationships that Pull Us Through Tough Times

When the going gets tough, the tough get going is a popular phrase. But for the most successful people on the planet, the saying takes on a twist: “when the going gets tough, don’t go at it alone.” Everyone who embarks on a quest to fulfill their One Thing is
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counterbalancing work and personal time

Lie #5: A Balanced Life

There is a prevailing quest to live a balanced life, but ironically doing so tends to throw things out of whack. Why? Because balance is not possible, nor is it the most productive philosophy. People beat themselves up trying to obtain balance, but in the end, all they end up
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Bringing Book Clubs and Businesses Together

When a book sparks conversation and thought across both business and personal lives, it’s only natural that it gets requested as a discussion topic on a meeting agenda. For the Santa Cruz chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors, The ONE Thing was just that book. With The ONE Thing
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The Importance of Community Service for Your Business

For the last two decades, Make a Difference Day has put a spotlight on volunteerism. It’s the biggest day of the year for community service, with millions of people across the country taking the time to devote their day to others. As individuals, volunteerism and philanthropy can have a significant
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66 Day Challenge: How to Use Your Energy to Your Advantage

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. We’ve all heard it, but have you ever taken a moment to really contemplate just how true it is? Before your willpower to keep reading gets smattered, know that there is hope if you’re suffering from battery drain. New research shows willpower is
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Learning to Become Resilient: Part Two

[This is the first part of a two-part series where we’ll walk readers through the different qualities of resilience]   Last month we talked about resilience – what it is and how the stuff works. While many people are apt to believe that resilience is a trait, something unquantifiable and
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How Health Mentors Helped 2014 Winter Olympic Athletes

Olympians are undoubtedly some of the world’s fittest individuals. These top athletes have made dominating a sport their focus with the goal of getting to the world’s biggest arena. And, while all eyes are on the contender during the games, competitors lean on their coaches to keep focused. So, as
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