written by Mick Ukleja

My 10 Most Popular Posts For 2013

Based on our research and your response, we’ve listed this years top 10 blog posts.  Several hit a real “need”  in your lives.  Some of my favorites were not on the list, but yours are. Here’s what we did. A. We identified our top 10 posts. 1. Email Insanity and Other Neurotic Behaviors 2. A Changing of […]

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12.31.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

How to Prevent Resolution-Failure

ALERT! Almost half of Americans will set New Year’s resolution.  Only 8% will be successful.    92% will have failed by February 1st. Here’s the good news :) You have a healthy desire to improve on your life. You would like to delete some behaviors and add others. Here’s the bad news :( Autopilot takes […]

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12.18.2013
power of less
written by Mick Ukleja

To Simplify Is To Amplify

Discovering The Power of Less

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I think the reason I appreciate it so much is because it helps simplify my life.  It focuses on gratitude and a thankful disposition.  When I begin to think and feel what I am thankful for, it usually excludes many of the things that complicate my life.  I see them […]

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11.25.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

Authenticity Leads to Whole-Hearted Living

5 mindsets to cultivate

The world that lies before us is often a mysterious, and sometimes a frightening place.  Navigating it effectively takes a personal quest for authenticity. Authenticity allows us to live a life of courage, compassion, and connection.  It does not eliminate anxiety, but it tempers it so that it does not become a lifestyle.  As we […]

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11.19.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

Failures And Mistakes Are Horrible Things To Waste

Failure and mistakes don’t create anxiety.  Anxiety is created by the fear of failure and mistakes.  Anxiety takes our precious energy and consumes it in a future place that is not real.  Energy is only productive when exercised in the present. “Anxiety is nothing but repeatedly experiencing failure in advance.  What a waste.” —Seth Godin […]

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11.06.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

What Captain Kirk Teaches CEOs About the Power of Truth-Telling

I recently spoke to the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium in Oklahoma City and then Tulsa on 6 strategies to strengthen our integrity in a greedy world.   How is it possible to “Face the herd?”  As a result, I was interviewed by The Company Ethicist, a San Francisco based organization, on what it means to […]

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10.30.2013
blues
written by Mick Ukleja

Got The Blues? Do The Opposite of What You Feel.

Avoiding These 6 Things Will Keep The Blahs Dragon At Bay

The study of happiness goes back thousands of years.  So much of it deals with the human brain.  The experts—neurologists–remind us that the brain is still a mystery.  Yet it is helpful at a layman’s level to understand some basic things about the way our brains function in relationship to happiness. For the past few […]

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10.09.2013
Inspiration
written by Mick Ukleja

Trust Creates an Atmosphere of Inspiration

Here Are 5 Ways To Build It

Trust is key to an individual’s or a company’s success, yet only in recent years has any thoughtful discussion of anything to do with trust appeared in business school curriculum.  Too often it’s not talked about until it’s hurt or eroded.  Even then, rather than discussing it, we simply choose to show it in our […]

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10.01.2013
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