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Real People … In their own words … the letter B

Balance, Become, Believe, Breakthrough, Buoyant Perhaps the greatest power in life is the power to choose. Without question, choices are the most determining factor in how our lives turn out. Some people make their lives more difficult by making wrong … Continue reading

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Real People… In their own words… the letter A

Ability, Admit, Action, Adapt, Aware One of the many things I have always enjoyed is speaking with a group of people. It is a style of communication that allows a coach or a leader to motivate others by giving feedback … Continue reading

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Real People … Get Back to Basics

As some of you may have noticed, TOPS is getting Back to Basics in 2018. All of us need to pause, take a deep breath and reassess what we are doing and how our actions, beliefs and behaviors are lending … Continue reading

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Real People… RESPECT

Respect means a great deal to me. I believe we owe a measure of respect to every human being we meet, whether that person is family, friend or foe, young or old, the CEO of a major corporation or a panhandler. Without … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Liftoff

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … liftoff!  It seems like such an unlikely way to get each day started, but it is exactly what CNN News contributor Mel Robbins does each morning when her alarm goes off. She calls it “the five … Continue reading

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Real People… Real State of Mind

Attitudes influence how we act and feel. Optimists have a positive expectancy that helps them achieve their goals. Theirs is a can-do attitude. They take action, which is empowering. Pessimists take a passive attitude. They focus on what they can’t do. As a result, pessimists often … Continue reading

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Real People… Really Inclusive

A lot has been said about attracting younger people to one’s group to rejuvenate and revitalize it. This, on surface, sounds like a reasonable suggestion, but what is the actual experience like? The generations are as different as they are … Continue reading

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