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The Worst Advice

“Do your best” may not be the best advice. If you’ve followed the Compete Every Day brand for longer than five years, you’ll remember we used to say, “Always Do Your Best.” We believed that was the right mentality at that time. We tried convincing

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How To Deal With Difficult People

There are always going to be people in our office and our lives that are just a pain in the butt. What often happens is that we start to develop an immediate reaction to those people. We walk into situations with those people ready to

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Managing The Feeling of Overwhelm

I feel like a lot of us have so much on our plate. It’s like we keep going through the buffet of life adding more and more to our plate. Then we sit down and realize the number of things that we have in front

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People Mess Up, How Do You Respond?

Leadership can be frustrating. It can be aggravating to manage people because we aren’t perfect and the people that we work with aren’t perfect. How do we handle situations when people mess up or fall short of an expectation? When learning to lead and manage

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What About Them?

Today I want to talk about the idea of “other people’s opportunities” in the context of leadership. If you want to be a leader, first ask yourself these questions: Am I only looking out for myself? Is my focus solely on me? Leadership is the

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Always Lead With This

As leaders, you have to understand that in every interaction and every opportunity, you’ve got to lead with value. This came up because I get pitches all the time from people who want to be on the podcast, want a promotional post on social media,

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Getting Your Team to Buy-In

Every leader wants to know how to get better buy-in. How to get people more motivated. I get it! It’s hard motivating people. One of my early frustrations when starting Compete Every Day was not understanding why people weren’t as passionate about the business as

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Questions Not Suggestions

Recently, I was working with one of my coaching clients and one of his managers was struggling with always giving advice. Anytime a team member would come to him with a question like, “How do I handle this situation?” or “I don’t know what to

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Is Your Team Needing To Hear More of This?

Do we know why we’re doing what we’re doing? One thing leaders need to communicate the most and often gets missed is the “why” – the reason, the purpose, or the bigger picture. Our schedules are full and priority lists long, putting us into a

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Are You Fueling Their Fight?

I recently found out that one of my dear friends is having a hell of a ride battling cancer. And around the same time, I got an email about another friend whose husband has needed multiple surgeries and kid might need a kidney transplant. This

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Twelve Ways to Be a More Impactful Leader

Leadership is more than just a title. It’s an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to make an impact by bringing out the best in others and helping to equip them with knowledge and empower them with confidence. It has little to do with your job title

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Building Self Awareness

“To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.”⁣ – Socrates Great athletes watch film after games to review what they did well & where they have room to improve. It’s by watching film, making notes, & then applying that new knowledge that they’re able to

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The Dangers of This Rollercoaster

You can’t ride the rollercoaster through peaks & valleys if you want to be consistent.⁣ I get it. Emotions can be overwhelming. They can fire us up and they can fill us with dread.⁣ ⁣ But understanding our ability to influence and impact others starts

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What Does Your Billboard Say?

“Your body language is a billboard for your #mentaltoughness & maturity.” Julie Fournier What is your body telling other people about you when things go your way – and especially when they don’t?⁣ ⁣⁣ Here’s an important reminder about changing your default response into your

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The Power of the Little Things

You don’t need to be John Cusack holding a boombox outside of someone’s window to get their attention. That’s going big. That’s what most people are aiming for today. More followers. Louder noise. Bigger…. everything. They believe that the best way to win sales or

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