Thoughts + Articles

How Blessings Pull You Through Difficult Times

April 14th, 2020Posted by Madeline

During difficult times do you count your blessings?  Start your day by remembering and writing down your blessings. Think of one person who has made a positive impact on your life and do something nice for them. Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I am thankful for a wonderful caring mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and Aunt […]

“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 […]

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