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Category Archives: Motivation

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… 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… Real Desire

Are you looking to make a difference as your New Year begins? Benjamin Franklin started each day by asking himself, “What good will I do today?” And as nighttime arrived, he followed with “What good did I do today?” He … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Mission

In our most reflective moments, each of us wants to make a difference … a contribution. Call it a cause or call it a mission, we want to be a part of something meaningful. Detecting what our contribution will be … Continue reading

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Real People… Redirect

Have you ever found yourself in a ditch, seemingly unable to move forward or backward? Despite your best efforts of rocking your car back and forth, the tires continue to spin, throwing mud in all directions and ultimately digging the … Continue reading

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