How Can Dory Help Employee Dynamics?

Don't Be Afraid to

I am so excited on June 17th Finding Dory is coming out. Finding Nemo is one of my favorite Disney® movies and now there will be one with Dory as the lead. This is going to be awesome!

Well maybe you are not as excited but when I think of Dory I think of me.  She is hyper. She loves to help others. She always seems a bit overwhelmed but doesn’t really think she is. She is scatterbrained. She tends to be a BIT loud. And most like me, she has a LITTLE bit of a memory issue.

Yet in all that busyness her motto is “Just Keep Swimming”. I have taken on this motto for years and it truly keeps me going.

Dory is such a perfect match for my personality that once while on a road trip…

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Question Wednesday 3: Are you hurried, tired and complacent?

Question Wednesday Complacency

This topic has managed to sneak up twice on me this week. While driving to a meeting I was struggling to keep my eyes open. It was a drive I had made a million times but for some reason, my eyes were determined to shut. It wasn’t until after my drive back it hit me, plus our meeting literally tied directly into this thought. I was tired, hurried and complacent.

Let’s break this out a little further.

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How To Stretch Your Development


Ever wonder why some songs just grab your attention? That is what happened one day when I was driving home from a work meeting and heard Spirits by Strumbrellas. I had never heard it before but for some reason, it just stuck in my mind. As I listened to the lyrics I thought what in the world do they mean by guns in their head?

I got guns in my head and they won’t go
Spirits in my head and they won’t go

So of course, I had to look into this later. What was the songwriter thinking about when they wrote these words? Was there any meaning behind this catchy tune? And here is what I found at

“Spirits” is the first single off The Strumbellas’ first album on Glassnote Records, Hope. Lead singer Simon Ward described the song to Riff You, saying:

“Basically, the song is about fighting your inner demons. Trying to change and become a better person in life. I write songs to reflect where I’m at in life, and this song is me saying to the world that I’m doing my absolute best right now to be a good person.”

Do you feel as if you have guns in your head and they won’t go? Are you fighting the urge to change? We all struggle in life with our inner fears. Do you ever notice just about the time you are going to cross over from your former self to your newer “changed” self-something tries to drag you down and keep you there? It is like the pressure of gravity pulling at your arms, legs and even your soul.

A speaker at the 2015 Global Leadership Summit whose name is escaping me now talked about this tension like a rubber band. It is that moment right before you release. The tension is tight and pulling you back but when you let go it soars steps ahead. You do have to be careful not to stretch it too far or it will break but in order to project forward, we must be stretched.

There are a million articles out there on stretching your development but I came across this great one written by Celestine Chua, 42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself that I wanted to share.

Check it out and then name one thing you can do this week to stretch yourself. Post what it is in the comments below, on Facebook, Twitter or maybe just write it out on your calendar to look at each day this week.

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Do you have a drifting mind? Start creating habits.


It’s the week of Christmas and your mind is a mess. Christmas presents and parties. Blogs and videos on planning out your goals and future. Wrapping up the end of year tasks for work and listing out your New Year’s resolutions. Is there anyone else out there that sees a post about 5 ways to stick to your goals for 2016 and runs in the opposite direction?

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#2—The Importance of Mentors

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

It is 3:22 am and I can’t sleep. Tossing and turning with random thoughts I jump out of bed to scribble them down. You ever notice how this happens at the most inopportune times like when in the shower, while driving or right when you want to be sleeping? We allow our minds to relax.

My mind is jumping all around thinking about the strange significance of my kids’ birthdays to my dad’s passing. My son’s birthday is 2/9/99, my daughter’s 12/27/12 and my dad’s passing 3/2/12. I find it interesting that they all have the number 2. Then I think both kids’ birthdays have doubles. 99 and 12/12.

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