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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Using Mind Power to Alter Behavior

I’ve never believed you “can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” and research regarding cognitive behavior strategies certainly goes against that old adage. The fact is, your thoughts are extremely powerful, and making even slight shifts in thinking can significantly affect your behavior. Most people come into situations with preconceived ideas of how things should be. We think “A” (events) cause “C” (reactions, consequences and feelings), when what really affects “C” is “B”: your thoughts and beliefs. What you perceive determines how you experience … Read More >

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Making Mid-Year Changes That Lead to Success

Change is such a scary proposition for many of us that we avoid it at any cost—even when its result can be overwhelmingly positive. The one time of year when change seems to be more palatable is around the beginning of a new year, when “fresh starts” are often sought, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be thinking about change all the time, especially as we pass the midpoint of the year. Getting started is the hardest thing about change. We enjoy operating … Read More >

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When Your Parents Sign Your Paycheck: Family Business Next Generation Challenges

It might seem like the perfect arrangement: being the child of someone who operates a family business…so your career path is just about determined at birth. Indeed, there are some plusses: you have plenty of time to get to know the business, you don’t have to worry about the competitive landscape of interviewing and you probably feel you have job security. However, those plusses also have a minus side: you might have no interest in joining the business, you might not be qualified to … Read More >

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