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What if you can't find Your why?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Mar 15, 2018

You might have already heard of Simon Sinek’s passionate message “Start With WHY.” Maybe you watched his popular Ted talk, read his best-selling book  or maybe you’ve heard about it from a friend.

Sinek’s message is simple. The ability to inspire those around you, to achieve remarkable things, to feel fulfilled by “what” you do starts with knowing your purpose, your “why.” Sinek explains, “Once you understand your WHY, you’ll be able to clearly articulate what makes you feel fulfilled and to better understand what drives your behavior when you’re at your natural best. When you can do that, you’ll have a point of reference for everything you do going forward. You’ll be able to make more intentional choices for your business, your career and your life. You’ll be able to inspire others to buy from you, work with you and join your cause.”

Excellent and inspiring work. Except, what if you can’t find your why?

Is Your Time Free For the Taking?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Feb 27, 2018

Is your calendar busting at the seams? Are you a doormat when it comes to allowing people to take your time? Are you busy just to be busy?

We are living in a scary time. Everyone I meet is busier than the last. Stressed, exhausted and overwhelmed.

We live in a world where it has become expected and acceptable, for people to steal our time. Couple that with a calendar filled with kid’s sports practices, business meetings, community volunteer activities and all the other commitments we’ve made, it’s only natural to feel like our time is under a constant state of attack. Let’s not forget to add the guilt so many of us carry if our time or attention is on our work instead of our family or on our family instead of our work. It’s no wonder we struggle to find or make time for ourselves.

But here’s the deal, I am a big believer that if you do not protect your calendar, that it will be abused. So try these tips to protect your calendar and defend your time.

(Self) Love is in the Air

Posted by: Sarah Noble on Feb 14, 2018

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I would like to propose a new idea. Over the years I have spent numerous hours planning the ways to show my loved ones how much I care. I have surprised my kids with crepe paper streamers from their bedroom doors, balloons, stuffed animal gifts and candy. I have printed verses from love songs, made hand-written cards, organized special dinners and the list goes on, but in all of these years, I have never once thought about what to get myself. Social protocol would say this holiday is meant to show and tell others how we feel about them but as busy wives, mothers, sisters, friends - we rarely spend time loving ourselves. Don’t you think we should change that?


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Your most valuable investment

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jan 8, 2018

You are worth an investment. Yes, I am talking to you.

I know that if you are reading this you are typically the person to put your own priorities on hold when a deadline is looming, a friend is in need, your coworker needs help or a family member is sick. When something needs to be sacrificed, you are the first to bend.

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