3 ways to make sure your loved ones want to keep coming back to visit you, year after year
Welcome to Part One of my 3-part holiday series called How to Thrive, Not Just Survive, the Holidays: Managing Family Mess and Stress During the Holiday Season. Make sure to read all the way to the bottom to find out what’s coming next week. Enjoy!)
You can read the blog post here: http://bit.ly/2OIcAon
If you haven’t noticed by now, I love sayings and quotes.
Here’s one for today, by President Harry S. Truman:
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
The importance of this quote cannot be understated.
Of course, I am not talking about picking up a Tom Clancy novel.
I love a good read that’s entertaining, but a leader should always be reading the books by people they admire or about subjects relevant to the success and know-how of their industry.
How does reading…
Happy Thanksgiving week!
I’m writing this on the week when we traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Thanksgiving is a day we set aside to give thanks for the year’s harvest blessings, for the people we love and for the abundance of good in our lives. And it’s always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
But gratitude is too important to leave for just one day out of the year!
Let me say I have so very much to be grateful for. My loving marriage to my soul mate of…
With the holidays upon us, now is a great time to plan for a healthy holiday season. And what better way to start than to savor some tasty pumpkin treats as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States and the holidays around the world!
With a natural squash-like favor (and a sweetness that’s brought out by roasting them), pumpkins pack a powerful punch, both in taste and nutrition! The potassium in pumpkins can have a positive effect on blood pressure and the antioxidants can prevent degenerative damage to the eyes.
Here are some treats…
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3 tips for remaining relaxed and present, no matter what’s going on around you
Sometimes, events happen in our lives that appear to be clearly, completely, terribly bad.
During those periods, it seems like there’s no contesting the “fact” that what’s happening is horrible, and it’s enough to make most people miserable.
But if that’s the case, how do some people manage to stay happy and positive, even in the face of situations that other people…
Striving to go higher and further is what having a “growth mindset” is all about
After investing the last 45+ years in studying, applying and mentoring tens of thousands of others in transformational principles, a question I’ve often received from some of the people I work with is:
“Mary, I’m dealing with a challenge in my life right now, and I just can’t seem to break free and move forward! What should I do?”
Here’s what I tell them:
Man, oh man, did I struggle with some of the skill sets required to be a great leader when I was young and thrown into my first leadership role.
I didn’t possess the natural skill sets or the mentorship to identify and execute the most effective leadership strategies.
However, I did possess one very important characteristic.
I was highly enthusiastic.
When I was a brand new sales manager I placed a sign on my desk.
The sign read, “Attitude is Everything.”
Do you believed…
How to honor, celebrate and benefit from the freedom you’ve been granted
In the United States, we enjoy a tremendous amount of freedom. Sometimes it’s easy to take those freedoms for granted and miss some of the real opportunities that they bring us.
Today, I’m going to show you a simple way to honor the freedom you’ve been granted to live a life you love living.