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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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11.12.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

Use Your Wild Card

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 lives […]

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11.12.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

5 WAYS SMART PEOPLE INFLUENCE THEMSELVES

“Our mission in life should be to make a positive difference, not to prove how smart we are or how right we are.”       Peter Drucker Leadership is about influence.  When we influence others, we are leading them.  When we influence ourselves, we are self-leading.  That brings up the question, “What are the thoughts, behaviors and […]

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05.28.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

WHERE ARE YOUR TRIPWIRES?

3 Ways To Set Tripwires In Those Important Areas Of Your Life   A tripwire is a passive triggering mechanism.  It’s a cord, string, or wire that is attached to some device for detecting or reacting to physical movement.  It’s an early warning system that some choices have to be made. In the book Decisive […]

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04.24.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

HUMOR: 10 WAYS IT IMPACTS YOUR LIFE

Attitude impacts our approach to life in major ways.  Attitude is like the banks of the river that determines the direction of how the water will flow.  Humor is one of the key foundations of our attitude, and therefore, of how we approach life.  Just like the banks of the river, it shapes our life […]

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01.14.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

PERCEPTION IS REALITY….Or Is It?

That’s the common phrase you often hear from pundits. But is it? When we first see something or somebody, the way we perceive it or them often determines how we think of them. Yet it’s important to understand that perception is subjective. Another way to say this is that it’s personal. The truth? We perceive […]

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03.06.2012
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