10 Tips to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout

Your plate is full and you feel the pressure. Work responsibilities. Credit card bills. Marriage and family responsibilities. All the pressure and stress can be overwhelming and lead to burnout.

Here are 10 common-sense tips to help you reduce stress and avoid burnout. And what makes these tips extra special is most do not require extra time on your part. Instead, they will help you re-engineer the time you already have.

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Kids Spell “LOVE” Funny

Kids spell L-O-V-E funny. They spell it T-I-M-E. That's the secret to family success! The end of January is always a busy time for our family since we're celebrating all our kids' birthdays in a span of 3 days. Chris' birthday is the 28th and McKenzie and Kelsey's is the 31st. With all three of…

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How To Love The Work You Do

How to Love the Work You Do

What's the secret to real career success? Even mundane work is great when it's associated with work that you love! Ever since I started Live It Forward, I get asked many questions regarding life, business, or entrepreneurship, among many other facets. But there are two questions I get asked time and time again, especially related…

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Don't Be Picky – Encouragement Matters

Don't Be Picky - Encouragement Matters

True success requires encouragement. Whether you are seeking success in your marriage, family, friendships, work, business, or personal development…encouragement will likely be needed. This is especially true during the holiday season. Many people are struggling during this time of year — whether it's financially, family tension, or loss — which makes this season a great…

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Dare To Be Different

If you want to live it forward and become a great leader, you have to dare to be different. The reason? Most worthwhile goals require you to swim upstream. And let's face it, swimming upstream is more challenging than floating downstream. That's why the word “dare” fits so well with “different.” It takes guts to live…

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WHO I Am Thankful For…

Who I Am Thankful For

This past week was Thanksgiving and there are a lot of things for which I am thankful. But more importantly, there are a lot of PEOPLE for whom I am thankful. Here is my TOP TEN List of people I am thankful for: 10. Educators — As a professional speaker, I speak to businesses and…

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Why You Should Never Say: “I Want To Start My Own Business”

Why You Should Never Say: I Want to Start My Own Business

It's exciting to say: I want to start my own business. But this statement is actually a terrible place to start if you want to build a long-lasting, successful business. You might be wondering why this statement is such a bad starting point. Let me explain… Most new entrepreneurs think their want is enough to start a business. It’s…

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Jason Mraz and Learned Optimism

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To know me is to know I love music. And when it comes to artists, Jason Mraz is one of my favorites. Kathy and I saw him a few years ago at an amphitheater in Orange Beach. I also had the chance to meet him a few years back while walking through the Atlanta airport!…

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How to Apply The E+R=O Mindset in Leadership

The E+R=0 Mindset

This is the fourth post in a series on The E+R=O Mindset. Links to other posts are at the bottom of this page.  The previous three posts focused on E+R=O in regard to personal and professional development. This one focuses on the impact E+R=O can have on leadership. As with the previous posts, if you…

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How I Started Applying The E+R=O Mindset to Professional Development

The E+R=0 Mindset

This is the third post in a series on The E+R=O Mindset. Links to other posts are at the bottom of this page.  The #1 success principle for personal and professional development is the E+R=O mindset. If you are not familiar with E+R=O, here is a quick review. The E+R=O Mindset vs. The E=O Mindset.…

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How I Started Applying The E+R=O Mindset to Personal Development

The E+R=0 Mindset

This is the second post in a series on The E+R=O Mindset. Links to other posts are at the bottom of this page. The #1 success principle for personal development and achievement is the E+R=O mindset. If you are not familiar with E+R=O, here is a quick review. The E+R=O Mindset vs. The E=O Mindset.…

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