How Being Thankful Will Change Your Perspective On Life

You’ve been there. You’re getting ready to head into the office when your baby boy begins to scream his pretty little head off.

Ugh! You’ve had it. He knows how to pull your strings and get you to react. And you do.

Be thankful, change your life

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You turn around and walk back through the door. You pick little Billy up. All while telling him it’s going to be okay.

While you’re angry you had to go back into the house, you also realize something. You’re a father. You’re holding a beautiful baby in your hands. That baby, he’s yours!

Your level of thankfulness for your screaming boy may not be at its height when you have to deal with tantrums and outbursts. Yet when things calm down, your gratitude, your thankfulness begin to return. You realize just how lucky you are to have him in your life.

Creating Behaviors That Will Give You Balance

Work-Life Balance

Discovering what will make your life balanced is easy. You have to take the time to figure out what is important to you and then you have to begin implementing changes to make this a reality.

This won’t happen unless you begin to change your daily habits. Habits that have been ingrained in you for months, years, maybe even decades. These habits are a part of who you are.

These habits will help you balance your life

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They’re what you do, day in and day out. They’ve been with you for a long time. Getting rid of them isn’t easy.

But you can get rid of the bad habits, the bad behaviors, and create a more balanced life.

Creating Behaviors That Will Give You Balance

What behaviors would make for a more balanced life? I’m glad you asked. We’re going to look at the behaviors you can adopt to bring balance into your life.

Leadership Quotes From Stan Lee

On Monday, November 13th, 2018 the world lost a giant in the comic and entertainment world. Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. The world will feel the loss of this pioneering leader for years to come.

I’m still trying to process what Stan Lee’s death means. He is, after all, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, the X-Men, and many other Marvel superheroes.

Stan Lee cheering at DragonCon 2012 Marvel And Avengers photo shoot

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His creations have brought delight to the hearts and minds of many around the world, including mine. I still have fond memories of reading his creations. In fact, I still read many of the comic book lines he helped create.

With Stan Lee’s passing, I wanted to take a look at some of the memorable leadership quotes of Stan Lee. I hope you’ll join me in paying tribute to the life of Stan Lee and the joy he’s brought to so many people.

The Areas A Leader Must Balance

The Work-Life Balance Series

When you think of balancing your life, what do you think of? You probably think of balancing work and family.

These two areas are the first things people think of when they think of balancing life. And for good reason. Family and work are the two most important areas in most leaders lives.

What are the areas you must balance in life?

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But balancing your life goes beyond balancing your work and your family. There are many areas leaders forget to balance.

The Areas A Leader Must Balance

1. Work:

This one is a given. Work often takes up 40 hours or more of our lives. This means a quarter of our life is spent working in the office or building our brands.

People Are Tired Of Fake

You’ve probably seen online thought leaders share about how they’re so authentic. About how they want to be real with you. How they want you to get to know them.

Why are they saying these things? Because they know people want real, authentic, true people. The problem is, many of these people aren’t being what they claim they are.

People need you to be real

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Claiming you’re authentic is easy. Saying you’re real is super simple.

Being real is not quite as easy.

People Want Real… But They’re Not Getting It

Marketers have learned what people want. The people have spoken and they say they want someone who is real. Someone who is honest.

The problem is, finding someone online who is real and honest is hard. Putting on a facade and portraying what someone is looking for is easy.

This is why people have created customer avatars. These are the people they want to speak to… So they create a persona that speaks their language.