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“Make Gratitude Your Attitude”

March 21st, 2020Posted by Madeline

Zig Ziglar said, “The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more things you’ll have to express gratitude for.” He also said, “Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” As a new high school violin student in the 11th grade, arriving in […]

Connecting from Protégé to Leader to Mentor

February 6th, 2020Posted by Madeline

We stand on the shoulders of our mentors. No matter what your occupation or interest; there have been people who have “taken you under their wing” to help you grow. When you begin something new, it is your mentor’s belief in you that keeps you going until your own belief in “you” kicks in. I […]

Make A Fabulous First Impression

January 14th, 2020Posted by Madeline

When is the last time you consciously set out to make a fabulous first impression? We often think of first impressions as something we deploy for job interviews and first dates, however, your road to excellence and success (no matter how you define success) is paved with the conscious efforts of making a series of […]

10 Minutes to Kick Off A Stronger New Year

December 10th, 2019Posted by Madeline

There is a profound difference between viewing the new year as another flip of the calendar vs. an opportunity for celebrating your past successes and setting yourself up for a strong beginning.  It’s all about the questions you ask.  What about the last year was exciting? What did you accomplish in the previous year that […]

Raising Awesome Kids with 5 Simple Strategies

November 4th, 2019Posted by Madeline

Do you remember the friends you had in high school who were given a car with no expectation of responsibility vs. those friends who had to work for their car? I’m sure you noticed the same difference that I did, regarding the level of care and appreciation they had for their vehicles. When my kids […]

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