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written by Mick Ukleja

4 Ways To Make Friends With Your “Negative” Emotions

I was in my car hurrying to an appointment. It felt like I was hitting every stoplight. At one intersection the light finally turned “green” and the driver in front of me did not notice. What in “blazes” is wrong with them? Are they texting? Checking email? Or just “brain dead?” I “lightly” honked my […]

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10.20.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

7 Ways To Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

When our dreams collide with reality, reality wins! Dreams without action is a world of make believe.  Consider the following: 96% of college professors believe they have above average teaching skills. 50% of high school students believe they will attend law school, medical school, or grad school. Time magazine asked in a survey, “Are you […]

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09.01.2016
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

5 Attitudes For Aging Gracefully

One of the most popular marketing niches today is anti-aging.  Yet no matter how much hype it gets the process of aging is inevitable.  The good news is that the effects and severity of the progression can be slowed down, but not stopped. “Aging well is the supreme expression of wisdom.” —Michael Gelb Along side […]

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08.04.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

7 Distorted Thinking Patterns That Contribute To Anxiety

Dr. Richard Leahy, a well-known therapist specializing in anxiety said, “The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950’s.” We’ve since discovered that the problem is not limited to a particular age group.  It’s widespread and epidemic. The problem attacks the body but […]

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07.14.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

5 Ways Smart People Influence Themselves

Leadership is about influence.  And the most important person to influence is yourself.  Since that’s true, the question is, “How can we best influence ourselves? Here are 5 ways the smartest people do this Make peace with the uncontrollable. Figure out the things you can change, and then change them.  If you can’t change something, […]

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06.30.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

Gratitude Is The Control of Your Emotional Thermostat

Are you grateful? That’s a big question. It is pronounced at this time of the year. You can be grateful for the big things like health, or even the little things like the comforts of your home. It’s not a science as much as it is an art, whereby you acknowledge certain things in your […]

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11.24.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

8 Ways To Build A Better Boss — How It Motivates Millennials…and Me!

They are called “The Golden Google Rules!” Google is not known as being a management guru organization.  After all, they create things—technical stuff like search engines and productivity tools like Gmail.  They started out with a philosophy of just leaving people alone.  Let the engineers create their wonders. 20% of their work is “free time” […]

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09.30.2015
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