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Work-Life Balance: 2 Surprising Ways To Achieve Meaningful Purpose Jan 11, 2022

Is work-life balance possible? 

How do I rest when my couch is also my office?

Should I be available 24/7? I feel like I have to be.

Is every week going to feel like a crisis? 

Is it possible to change?

New questions come front of mind when attempting to achieve a healthy lifestyle. As...

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How To Lead Your People During Uncertainty: With A Little Courage and Hope Dec 21, 2021

Grappling With Uncertainty

We often use a phrase at InitiativeOne: "Leaders must become comfortable with being uncomfortable." When I hear this phrase, my mind goes toward the discomfort of uncertainty. Uncertainty is somewhat of a fear of mine. The general idea of discomfort rarely scares...

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Nice Leaders vs. Kind Leaders: 2 Simple Differences For Healthy Teams Dec 20, 2021

"Just Be Nice"

Many leaders want to be nice. There is something faux-admirable in such a pursuit. However, niceness doesn't carry the weight that we think it does. Its real-world application falls short of the mark when leading effectively or influencing others toward positive accountability or a...

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Why are authentic shared experiences important for a meaningful life? Dec 15, 2021

Let's Go To The Movies!

I love going to the movies. There is almost nothing I love more in this world. I think the introvert in me enjoys closing off the world around me and being attentive to one solitary experience for a finite piece of time. There are not many experiences like that where we...

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What is true work-life balance? It's probably different than you would think! Dec 13, 2021

Work & Play

People frequently ask me to define life balance and a healthy relationship between work and home! Many individuals view life balance sort of like a teeter-totter! While one side is active, the other side is inactive! In this view, the goal is to balance the two, so equal time...

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The 8 Characteristics of Toxic Behavior Dec 06, 2021

The Cost of Drama & Toxicity

We've all dealt with toxic behaviors. Drama seeps into our everyday spaces, whether at work, home, or anywhere else in the community. However, rarely do we have time to calculate the cost of drama and toxic behaviors when all we do is put out the fires left in its...

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