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TAG, Your It

As 2019 approaches, what are you doing right now to plan out the next 365, if you are at all. Or are you so bummed because you didn’t reach or complete all the goals you expected to throughout the current year. Well have no fear, “TAG YOUR IT”.

Do you remember when you were young and played “tag”. One person would be “it” and try to tag another person by running after them and “tagging” them. Now that person was “it” and start chasing around all the people again. Eventually, you were so out of breath, or you had the one friend who kept getting tagged because they were not as fast and just finally quit, and the game was over. Maybe that’s how you felt about your goals this year and you just want to quit, but guess what, now it’s time to start fresh.

You had all year to train yourself on how to not repeat next year all over again. Start with where you were missing the mark. What have you learned? Did you realize that you may have procrastinated a bit much, and it finally caught up to y…

Self Reflecting Can Help!

The moment you can look in the mirror and be honest about what you see, is the time when you can finally take a step. We are a people who want so desperately to be accepted into either, a group or by others; and at times the facade we put on, blinds even ourselves of what and who we truly are.

Self reflecting can help!

The last time I took a deeper look into self, I found so many flaws in my character, as well as my beliefs, and at that moment I changed in such a significant way.

When self reflecting I had to answer questions to myself and be honest right then and there. I find it interesting how often we lie to our reflection, on what we can and cannot do because of ego or pride. Ask yourself this question, if you are doing a task that you love because you think you're good at it, are you often told to stop because the end result are typically poor. If so, maybe, just maybe, you need to do some self reflection. 
I know that I can build a house, however I am really bad at finish w…

Presistence, Do you have it?

It’s been 11 months since I set out on my journey, and every day I learn something new. In all areas of life, I realize no matter how hard it gets, if I am persistent, I will be able to keep the motivation and drive going, eventually overcoming the obstacle in front of me.

It all comes down to how bad you want it, most of the time; but if you SUCK at what you’re doing and you know it, STOP!  However, if you don’t know it, someone needs to tell you, and if they don’t they have failed at being a good friend, or colleague. 
Persistence keeps you in the game for only so long. It allows for people to be moving forward even when there is pressure or push back. Though you may slowdown, you are not stopped completely.
What do you want as the end result? If you think there is an answer, a light at the end of the tunnel, and you are anticipating the end, you have great persistence. 
What have we stopped doing that made us quit?

Why did you stop?

Things may look big, but who cares. Sometimes i…


From how to be successful in life, business, personally, professionally, this list is enormous. I have become so caught up on how to figure out who is right or wrong for that I just had to find out what the answer was. Hearing about success and how to be successful in “15 minutes” has led me to look at what success truly is, and found there are many different routes to get there.  Just google the dreaded question of “how to be successful” or “Tips on how to be successful”, and you will find hundreds of different articles or paths, as well as, many common threads.
So is this really another article on how to be successful? not really actually…
What drove me to look at this question deeper, was after I saw two different post on LinkedIn just a few days apart from each other. One post was titled, “17 things you should quit doing to be more successful”; and the other, “6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now to Be More Successful”; mind you this one was very similar to a article from 20…

TeamRWB Leadership Weekend

The greatest moments in our life are times of either, begin inspired, or inspiring others. This past weekend, I felt both. It’s not all that often we get the time to break away and focus on self, however when one does, grab it and take the opportunity for all its worth. As I started my trek of a nearly 3-hour drive to the DC area, I was excited to get away and see what was to come, but in the back of my mind I had some concerns. Not just because I lost power at my home from a tornado that dropped the evening before; but also because I was curious of what was going to be presented. Whether it was just another training that would be filled with PowerPoints, or individuals who didn’t know what they were talking about trying to teach leadership. I couldn’t have been any more wrong with that view. As I arrived there were a few people scattered around the landing, more or less there were “clicks”, but it was not like the cools kids in the corner, rather there were people who were getting …

Born Leader Poor Manager

The world and ongoing discussion of leadership and management is still very alive today. This could be due to different factors whether it be new technology or changes in society and business models; but many still have a misconception of the difference and how they interact with each other, and which one is more important.
Instead of talking about the organization or business, what about breaking it down to the individual level. Are you a born leader? What’s the difference between a leader and manager and which is more important and how can it benefit?
Let me start by saying that I do not think leaders are born with the magical trait that, when they grow up they will become heroic leaders so many will want to emulate and follow, but rather the opposite.
When do you become leaders?
There are no “born leaders” there are trained leaders. This starts as early as infancy in a home and can grow throughout the life span of an individual. A child may have characteristic traits of leadersh…

Millennials are Misunderstood

Throughout my career, I have worked with many people from all walks of life, cultures, and different generations. While working with the next up and coming generation, I had to take a hard look at myself, to avoid they comment of “what is wrong with the generation” or “I was never like that”. Here’s the thing that I found and that I believe, every generation has had its own set of generational rules to follow, as well as, growth in today’s society.

For the longest time I looked at myself as a Gen X’er. I was born in 1980 (does this make me a gen x’er, millennial, Xennials who knows) and regardless of what others say, the truth is “we” (the gen x’er) were labeled, lazy, whiney, too into technology, lived with parents, etc…all the same things that fell over into what our generation now labels the millennial.

Generation Name Births
Age Today*
Oldest Age
The Lost Generation
The Generation of 1914
1890 1915 103 128 The Interbellum Generation 1901 1913 105