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written by Mick Ukleja

Every Card Deck Has a Wild Card. Use Yours!

Everyone comes into the world with a hand full of cards that was not of their own choosing. It’s the hand they were dealt. We have innate intelligence that was hard wired upon our entrance. We didn’t choose the family we were born into – nor did they choose theirs! The connections in our formative […]

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09.29.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

3 Essential Mindsets To Make Your Twenties Count!

I recently did a training session for the leadership team and staff of Special Olympics of Southern California. One third of the participants were Millennials.  Their attentiveness to career development and life choices was personally encouraging.  These 2 things are also at the core of the present day topic of Extended Adolescence. Just as the […]

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09.22.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

Reflection: 5 Valuable Questions That Will Guide Your Journey

The famous Irish poet Oscar Wilde once said, “The final mystery is oneself.” But how do you unravel the mystery that is you? This can’t happen without self-awareness, and self-awareness won’t happen without reflection. Yet what does reflection really mean? Reflection is different from introspection. Introspection is simply looking in. Stopping there not only limits […]

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09.08.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

RESILIENCE: THE ART OF OVERCOMING AND RESTARTING

“God never made any material as resilient as the human spirit” Resilience is an appealing characteristic. The temptation is to make it bigger than life. It’s not bigger than life. It’s how we go through life — successfully. Here are 5 truths about resilience to remember. IT’S NOT JUST FOR A SELECT FEW – When […]

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08.17.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

4 Power Habits That Will Change Your Life

If we don’t learn good habits, life becomes more difficult.  We have a choice: Get hard on ourselves so life becomes easier, or get easy on ourselves resulting in life getting harder. Successful people choose good habits over a stagnate life.  At first it might not seem like you are accomplishing much – but don’t […]

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07.07.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

4 Things That Will Increase Your Optimism

Respond to the following statements with always, sometimes, and never: In uncertain times, I usually expect the best. If something can go wrong for me, it will. I hardly ever expect things to go my way. I rarely count on good things happening to me. Overall, I expect more good things to happen to me […]

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06.22.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

The Hero’s Journey Begins At The Edge Of Discomfort

No one has ever become a hero by dodging discomfort. At the core of our stories, fairy tales, movies and legends, the hero always encounters varying degrees of disequilibrium and disorientation. And this is where the greatest learning takes place. Everything you’ve ever wanted is one step across your comfort zone. How do you view […]

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05.26.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

The Execution Of A Leader

I know! It sounds like the title of a documentary on a third-world rouge dictator who’s been overthrown.  However, it’s much closer to home. “70% of strategic failures come from poor execution of leadership…it’s rarely for lack of smarts or vision” – Ram Charan It’s one thing to develop a strategy but quite another to execute […]

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05.19.2016
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