Employing the “Beginner’s Mindset” in Your Business — Keeps it fresh, relevant and growing.

Employing the “Beginner’s Mindset” in Your Business — Keeps it fresh, relevant and growing.

This past week I wrapped up our spring vacation in The Netherlands. It’s where I met my wife. We traveled there for her family reunion. My wife set up the reunion so she could visit ALL her Dutch family in just one weekend. Smart! Unplugging overseas. I personally enjoy traveling overseas, It allows me to unplug and clear my mind. Holland is an inspirational country to unplug. They are excellent gardeners, horticulturalists and business people–and great at innovation. The Dutch have a keen eye when it comes to innovation. Here are some examples of Dutch innovation, with photos.

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Use Vacation To Empower Yourself And Your Team

Use Vacation To Empower Yourself And Your Team

With summer fast approaching, many of you are looking forward to your vacation.

But what’s the true value of going on vacation?

It may be a silly question.

The straightforward answer is to take a break and relax, build family memories, and/or do site seeing.

I did just that this past two weeks in France — more on that later.

But there are THREE other HUGE benefits of vacation.

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Become Your Employees Favorite Radio Station

Become Your Employees Favorite Radio Station

There seems to be a flood of bad news lately. During this election cycle there will be even more. You need to inoculate your team from any distractions. Since you can’t block out the negative news–all you can do is offer a better, stronger alternative. Your team needs a constant source of constructive and believable news.

If you have watched my videos you have heard me talk about becoming a radio station for your employees. Many of you have told me this advice has been extremely helpful, so here is a replay on why it’s so critical and how to implement it.

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7 Podcasts That Will Change Your World

7 Podcasts That Will Change Your World

Do you listen to podcasts for business or pleasure?

I didn’t used to, but now I love them.

Podcasts are a great way to gain a new perspective on a current topic – or to take your mind completely off work and recharge.

They are game changers for self-education.

Here Are Seven of My Favorite Business and Personal Podcasts

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What Keeps You Awake at Night?

What Keeps You Awake at Night?

What keeps the owner awake at night? If you are a manager, this is an important to question to ask your boss. It’s key to “managing up.” If you are the boss, it’s important to let your team know what’s going on in your head. It’s a metaphor: Even if you sleep well, you still have challenges that you would like solved.

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New Methods For Spring, Summer & Fall Training

New Methods For Spring, Summer & Fall Training

Before Kevin Kehoe (Aspire founder) passed away, he was asked “What is the biggest challenge in our industry?”
His answer, “The training of middle management.”
We are in agreement.
Many companies struggle here, but not everyone.
Here are some innovative (and simple) training solutions from my community to inspire you.
Training and Development Best Practices

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