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Empowering others

How about a new perspective on empowering others?

I’ve recently had the privilege of being interviewed on a couple of podcasts (you can find my previous interviews on the Media Page on my website). During the most recent interviews, I was asked how a leader can empower others. In my book, Right Now Leadership, I share a series of mindsets and habits people …

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My Six-Year-Old Blew Me Away Over The Weekend

I hope you’ve had some fantastic adventures this summer like I have! We recently had a great weekend hike up at Artist Point (near Mount Baker in Washington State). The pictures are gorgeous, and I learned some great lessons about resilience from an unexpected source. Check it out. 🥾 The total distance we covered was …

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Creating a Thinking Environment: The Key to Productive and Meaningful Meetings

In a world plagued by endless unproductive meetings, it’s time to revolutionize how we gather and discuss ideas. By focusing on the feelings and experiences of meeting participants, we can unlock a powerful approach that fosters profound listening, insights, and genuine engagement. Welcome to the Thinking Environment. The Promise Not to Interrupt In my recent …

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Why Bringing God into Your Blue Collar Business is So Powerful

As a business owner in the home services or trades industry, it can be easy to focus solely on the practical aspects of running a company – meeting deadlines, managing finances, and keeping clients happy. But another powerful force can have a transformative impact on your business: bringing God into your work. God is always …

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5 Reasons Why Keeping God at the Center of your Business is Good Business

As a Christian business owner, it can be easy to get caught up in the busyness and logistics of running a business.  Busy schedules, frequent meetings, and dealing with clients and employees quickly fill up your day. How often throughout your day have you stopped and thanked God for the blessing of owning your business …

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The Importance of Listening to Your Employees

The idea of listening to your employees shouldn’t be a brand-new concept. But perhaps you haven’t really stopped to think about how it can benefit you personally. Or maybe you think this idea applies to other businesses, but not yours. Let’s dive deeper into why you should start listening to your employees today. I’ve emphasized …

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Three Things Blue Collar Business Owners Should Know Before Hiring Their Next Employee

Finding and keeping quality employees is one of the main struggles business owners in the home services and trades industries have. It’s hard to run your business if you don’t have reliable employees, and the interview and hiring process can be stressful and time-consuming. Here are three things blue-collar business owners should consider before hiring …

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