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Awesome post Sandra!!!!! Wahoooo!!!!

1 year, 1 month ago on Santa Shuffle - 5km Fun Run Training

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@rdopping Hey Ralph! Thanks for the compliments. I have not yet read Sean's book but you've got me excited to check it out! I've always said that common sense isn't so common. And I don't think it's something that can be taught. You've either got it or you don't :) And I love that quote! Thanks for sharing. Reframing how you view the world is so simple. Some people think, "easier said than done", but if you can allow yourself to open your head and heart to a new perspective life becomes far more fulfilling! Thanks again!!!

1 year, 8 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Science of Happiness and Do-Overs

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 @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing  @Mark_Harai

 

(pressed enter too soon)

 

Mark I would recommend to get excited about the journey you have ahead of you. It's all about climbing those mountains man! Don't limit yourself to stay somewhere in the middle on the happiness see-saw. You deserve bigger and better then that!

 

And I'm pretty impatient as well LOL! Ask @troyclaus 

 

And Jayme #ducttape rocks!

1 year, 8 months ago on The Happy Friday Series

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 @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing  @Mark_Harai

 

Thank you for those kind words and I will make sure it doesn't go to my head! lol

1 year, 8 months ago on The Happy Friday Series

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 @biggreenpen

 

Ziplining works.. Or skydiving!  Happy Friday to you :)

1 year, 8 months ago on The Happy Friday Series

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@ginidietrich @allenmireles I'm really starting to wish I didn't watch the fish parasite vid. It's pretty gross!!! Gini I might be right there with you eating veggies for the rest of my life after that one :/

1 year, 8 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Obamas Take to Video

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 @NatashaBromfield 

 

My skype name is geoff.reiner and I'm pretty easy to find (last time I checked, I was the only me!)

 

Yes, I appreciate this conversation and hope you choose to fill me in on your journey, as I will be sure to do the same!

 

And I am definitely looking forward to turkey. However, if you feel like you need some practice, I'm okay with waiting ;)

1 year, 8 months ago on My Passion Mantra

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 @KDillabough 

 

I have a business book that I record the most impactful things I learn. The first time I did this exercise, I reviewed what I had written down. After reviewing my work a few days alter, I ended up rewriting my answers as I felt the second go was a much stronger reflection of who I am and what I want to achieve. 

 

So yes, to answer your question I have this documented!

 

Excellent conversation today. I really appreciate your time and enjoyed learning more about who you are and why you do what you do! And I definitely appreciate your insights ;)

1 year, 8 months ago on My Passion Mantra

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 @Mark_Harai 

 

Happiness is so cool. 

I agree :)

1 year, 8 months ago on The Happy Friday Series

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 @NatashaBromfield   Walk-in closets rock!

 

When I started working at Jump-Point, I pushed back about writing / journaling / putting pen to paper. Truthfully, it took me about 4 months of banging my head against the wall before I embraced the power of putting pen (regardless of the color) to paper!  It's also very powerful to go back and reflect on what you've written. I find an immense amount of value looking back at what I wrote about in the past.

 

The little things make the big differences!  I think you should invite all of your friends and family over this weekend and make everyone a big turkey dinner. Then you can practice for December. And if it's something that's truly important to you, then do it!  It will make you feel really good about yourself and there's no pressure!  After making your friends dinner, join a cooking class.

 

When I was doing my MBA, I wanted something more. I enrolled in a college photography course and it was so refreshing. I was the youngest in the class and I didn't learn much but it sparked a creative desire to learn more about photography! It's such a small thing but it makes the world of a difference :)  And then you can meet your hubby at your cooking class!

 

And yes, I'm a firm believer in happy people attracting happy people. It all starts with self but once we are truly happy with who we are and why we do what we do, magic happens!

 

I re-evaluated who I associate myself with and I looked at where they want their lives to go and I realized I was a square peg attempting to fit in a round hole. It just doesn't work!

 

I've enjoyed this conversation and look forward to ongoing dialogue. Also, let me know if you want to skype! I'm curious to learn more about who you are and what you do!

 

 

1 year, 8 months ago on My Passion Mantra

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 @TroyClaus  @Mark_Harai

 

As long as it's vegan... ;)

1 year, 8 months ago on Business Pillars of Success

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 @Lori  @GeoffReiner   Perfect timing on your response ;)

1 year, 8 months ago on Have You Ever Asked for a Sign?

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 @Lori  @GeoffReiner 

 

Yes, I have absolutely asked for a sign.  Before I started working at Jump-Point and Clarity for the Boss, I thought these signs were quite ironic.  However, as I work deeper to get in touch with who I am as a person and why I'm on the planet, I've become more consciously aware of the abundance of signs that happen around me every single day. 

 

I'm a firm believer that we attract things in life. And I think the more we operate from a place of authenticity and a place of higher purpose, the more we get in touch with the signs that are presented to us. 

 

LOL I was just about to make a cup of tea and then I got a message on my phone that said you responded. And this was just what I needed! And as I hear the kettle boiling, I think to myself - there's another sign!  

1 year, 8 months ago on Have You Ever Asked for a Sign?

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Hey Pat,

 

Greetings from just down the QEW!

 

An outstanding example of employee-customer engagement and the ROI of social media.

 

And I have to say that I absolutely love LEGO. I’m thinking if you ask my parents when I stopped “playing LEGO” they would likely say some time not too long ago… So, to see LEGO embracing a culture of engagement makes me grin ear to ear.  I can also appreciate how they empower their employees and allow them to be authentic.

 

In my experience, this comes from establishing a strong behavioral foundation of core values, purpose and a vision for success. Once employees understand where the company is meant to go, they can act from a place of authenticity and do whatever it takes to get the company there.

 

And having just recently learned what Ninjago means, I think it’s time to head back to Toys R’ Us and continue embracing my childhood dream of being a professional LEGO builder (whatever that means)!

1 year, 8 months ago on Lessons from LEGO: Becoming a Social Company

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 @BetsyKCross  

 

Hey Betsy!I appreciate your sense of humor and YES I am absolutely sure these are things that I don't want :)Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to reconnecting very soon!  

1 year, 9 months ago on My Passion Mantra

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 @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing   Let me know what information you need from me. I'm happy to help :)

 

And I'm with @Mark_Harai  on the liking women a lot comment ;)   Couldn't agree more!!

1 year, 9 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Smiles From Alaska

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 @AlaskaChickBlog  @Mark_Harai   As long as you are taking the proper safety precautions! LOLWhatever that means ;)

1 year, 9 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Smiles From Alaska

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Hey Erica,

 

I feel like as relationships develop from that of an order taker and yes man (woman) to one of a trusted advisor, I feel like the catalyst that emerges is the concept of co-creation.

 

To the point of  @Erin F.  it's all about making someone look good! And if we can co-create solutions that clients are proud of and can own as something they created, we have exceeded all expectations.  This is where the greatest value lies for both parties. 

 

Something to consider: in a new client engagement clients always want to be in control. If we act as order takers, the client is still in control but hasn't gotten the true value of what we, as the supplier, can provide and then we look like we haven't done our jobs!

 

I think the beauty in all of this is to allow for that client to "maintain control" as we allow them to go down a path of discovery unlocking their genius and full potential!  Because at the end of the day, they understand their business, from a technical perspective, better then anyone. 

 

Thanks for this post!  I think it's really important for people to reflect on opportunities and roles out there (yes man/woman, mission keeper, etc.) because if we don't understand the role that is meant for us, and the role that we are good at, then we will never be truly successful!Look forward to checking out your work more often! 

Cheers

1 year, 9 months ago on Moving from Message Makers to Mission Keepers

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 @Mark_Harai  @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing  @equuisdancer 

 

Hey Jayme, I share the same thoughts with Mark on this one! Let me know if you need contributors :) 

1 year, 9 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Smiles From Alaska

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 @Mark_Harai  @AlaskaChickBlog   You know Mark, it wouldn't surprise me!!!! :)

1 year, 9 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Smiles From Alaska

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 @AlaskaChickBlog 

 

The little things in life are what life is all about! 

 

However, so many times we get so far down in the weeds that we don't allow ourselves to step back and see the bigger picture. Why not stand on a horse and enjoy the view! Seriously though, this is what we all need to do more of... especially in business!

 

Awesome post Amber!

 

1 year, 9 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Smiles From Alaska

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Awesome post Troy!

 

I agree with @Mark_Harai  You have definitely found your groove! And yes, a solid business foundation is absolutely pivotal for personal and business success.

 

1 year, 9 months ago on Business Pillars of Success

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 @AlaskaChickBlog   

 

Hi Amber-Lee!

 

Thanks so much for checking out my blog. I really appreciate it and it's lovely to meet you too :) 

 

I read a recent post from  @Mark_Harai  and I bookmarked your blog under my "explore" tab so I will be sure to check out your site! 

 

Yes, I strongly urge you to work with these questions. I have done this exercise twice now. The first time I wrote, I didn't feel like I was open enough to simply write without judgment or editing. However, the second time was far more successful! And I can certainly appreciate our alignment :) 

 

This is pretty powerful stuff - being able to clearly articulate who you are and why you're on the planet that is. And I find people can really connect with that especially once it's presented for the world to see. 

 

I look forward to ongoing dialogue and getting to know who YOU are and WHY you do what you do :)Thanks again! 

1 year, 9 months ago on My Passion Mantra

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@Mark_Harai Will try to stay consistent and post everyday! Thanks again :)

1 year, 9 months ago on My Passion Mantra

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 @Mark_Harai

 

WOW!

 

Mark, a sincere thank you!

 

As you may feel from this post, I’m experiencing an incredibly exciting time in my life right now. With this exercise, I’ve realized all of the things I want to achieve. And of course, there’s a huge mountain in front of me.

 

As I start climbing and eventually get to the top, I know I will see hundreds of even taller mountains to climb and I have to say, I’m really excited!

 

As I connect with my passion mantra and reflect on your comment, I’m really starting to get in touch with all of the crap that will (and has already) come up in my life. And to your point, everyone that has experienced a truly fulfilling life has had their back to the wall more than once.

 

I really appreciate your feedback on this post and look forward to building a strong relationship with you and leveraging your experience for my own personal and professional growth!

 

Man, this is exciting! You’ve given me two ideas for blog posts :)

1 year, 9 months ago on My Passion Mantra

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 @TroyClaus  @ducttape  

 

Hey Troy,

 

I completely agree! I took part in this exercise and posted my responses today. However, it took some serious time to reflect before actually putting pen to paper. And it can be incredibly intimidating and incredibly rewarding in the same breath. 

 

I am my biggest critic but this exercise helped me get passed that and move into my growth zone. I urge you to do the same and see what you come up with!

1 year, 9 months ago on Your Passion Mantra

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 @Mark_Harai  @TroyClaus

 

 LOL This is so hilarious!

That's all I've got :)

1 year, 9 months ago on Why Being A Good Listener Is Overrated

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 @TroyClaus  @Mark_Harai  

 

1) I love this!

 

2) Scoring yourself on a daily basis is so incredibly powerful!

 

3) Scoring yourself on a daily basis is incredibly uncomfortable. 

 

When I started with this practice, I pushed back HUGE! It was incredibly uncomfortable but I stuck with it and like Troy (and his family) I too have noticed how much I'm changing. I am also able to go back and see where I was only a short time ago! 

 

Awesome post Troy! I find all too often people attend conferences to get themselves out of a day at work and then bring nothing back to implement in their business. A performance focus is so critical! LOL This one was a nail biter. Get it!?!  (inside joke :) 

1 year, 9 months ago on Why Being A Good Listener Is Overrated

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 @Erin F.

 

Done and done!

1 year, 9 months ago on Your Passion Mantra

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 @Erin F. 

 

LOL Awesome idea. I'm going to pick c) both as it seems far more entertaining vs. limiting my options to just one of the above ;)

1 year, 9 months ago on Your Passion Mantra

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 @Mark_Harai 

 

He sure does! I just recently discovered his writing.  I watched his TED talk years ago and recently made the connection.  I must say I was blown away with the alignment and he seems incredibly humble too which is also refreshing. 

 

Highly recommend you pick yourself up a copy because I don't think I can do away with mine!  ;) 

 

 

1 year, 9 months ago on Finding The Commitment Engine

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 @ducttape  I can only imagine how gratifying the entire experience has been for you!

 

I got so much out of your book and couldn't help but to share it with the world. It breaks down business and the power of commitment into such simple and manageable steps and it got me excited to complete the exercises. I was so surprised when I allowed myself, without judgment or interruption, to riff on those three questions. Some responses were very unexpected but eye opening at the same time.

 

If one is willing to be vulnerable and open, it’s incredibly powerful stuff! Thanks again for the inspiration :)

1 year, 9 months ago on Your Passion Mantra

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 @Mark_Harai  Hey Mark, I will send you a DM on twitter and sort out a few times! Thanks again :)

 

 

1 year, 9 months ago on Michael Jordan and the Affordable Loss Principle

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 @Mark_Harai  I like that a lot!

 

Seriously, if I saw that on a t-shirt I would definitely buy it. And now I'm writing your quote down.Don't worry, I give credit where credit is due ;)

 

Cheers!

1 year, 9 months ago on Michael Jordan and the Affordable Loss Principle

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 @Craig McBreen   Hey Craig,

 

I like that a lot. I feel like I obsess over the possibility of failure all the time because it is still something I fear.  And "we" as a society tend to be so judgmental about ourselves and others. But at the end of the day, it's just something we have to work with.

 

I'm working to obsess less (if that makes sense) and I applaud you and your ability to move into that anxiety and just go for it! It's powerful stuff :)Thanks again Craig!

1 year, 9 months ago on Personal Branding #1 - Barriers to Success

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 @Erin F.  @Mark_Harai Agreed!  There's something to be said about actually creating and seeing a final product (on paper). As much as I love technology and typing, when you shut down your computer it seems like there's nothing left!

1 year, 9 months ago on Personal Branding #1 - Barriers to Success

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 @Erin F.  LOL Hey Erin!  Yes, this is me being brave and going for it! Now that I look back, I laugh because this is something that I was so hesitant about doing for years. I find it amazing how many internal barriers to success we create but in the end, once you go for it, they are still just internal!Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your engagement :)

1 year, 9 months ago on Personal Branding #1 - Barriers to Success

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 @Craig McBreen  Hey Craig, thanks for your input. So now the $50,000,000 question: 

What made you shift your thinking to no longer fear failure?

1 year, 9 months ago on Personal Branding #1 - Barriers to Success

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 @Mark_Harai Hey Mark, I sure did. Saw that just before seeing this comment!

 

Both are very simple but I have certainly learned a lot from writing and holding up the metaphorical mirror for some serious reflection. 

Thanks again for your engagement :)

1 year, 9 months ago on Personal Branding #1 - Barriers to Success

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