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Does it Matter if Others Like you?

How often have you heard someone say, “I don’t care if they like me, as long as they respect me”? With friends and family, we seem to understand the importance of caring, compassion and connection. We grasp that exhibiting interpersonal skills can go a long way toward building effective, lasting personal relationships. But what about

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Starting the Year on the Right Foot

It’s a new year, which means a blank canvas for new goals, objectives, and intentions. How can you be sure to get started on the right foot? Being intentional is a competency of emotional intelligence. It’s that ability to act deliberately, moving in the direction you want to move, and knowing what it takes to

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The 3 C’s: Which do you Choose?

“Knowing who you are is confidence. Confidence, not cockiness. Cockiness is knowing who you are and pushing it down everyone’s throat.” — Mila Kunis Do you know anyone who constantly tells you how great they are? Whether it’s a blatant statement of bragging or a masked self-compliment, it’s easy to recognize those who swagger. They are

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Are you a Trust Builder or a Trust Breaker?

Are you someone who builds trust or someone who tears it down? The ability to build trust is a competency of high emotional intelligence. Being trustworthy means to be ethical when working with and relating to others. It means doing the right thing even when you know no one will find out. When you are

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The Perfect Gift

In many countries, ’tis the season for finding the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones.  It truly can be a special time of thoughtfulness and giving. But just to mix things up, I’d like to challenge you to give a unique gift this year… one that has a great kick-back incentive. It’s not

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Turn, Turn, Turn

It’s that time of year in Colorado when the aspens turn.  Entire hillsides are ablaze with the bright golden glow of shimmering aspen leaves, dancing their final performance before they flutter to the ground and rest for the winter.  Carloads of leaf-peepers flock to the mountains to catch a glimpse of this stunning transformation of

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Ready or not, here I come

Do you remember playing hide-and-go-seek? My brothers and I spent countless summertime evening hours in our grassy backyard, hiding.  The old ash tree was base, and the person who was “It” would begin counting, to 200 by 5’s, face buried (no peeking) in their hands against the tree.  The rest of us would scatter, seeking

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Do you have a blind spot?

I knew I was in trouble within the first 50 yards.  It was mid-summer and I’d been riding for a good two months. In early spring, I had taken up the new-to-me sport of mountain biking, learning the basics from an experienced friend then getting out there and hitting the trails as soon as the

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How to inspire others

We so often think we need to something amazing, fantastical, and over-the-top to be an inspiration to others. Climb a mountain, travel the world, invent a new medical device, write a best-selling book. I recently read of yet another woman who started a company that enables impoverished women in regions of Africa to use their skill

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How to live a beautiful life

Someone told me yesterday that my world sounds so easy, so fun. She even went on to say she wished she had my life. I took it as a compliment–as it was–but I had to laugh. My life, really? If she only knew…! “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds

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