Lessons from the browns
Professional Development

Remember What You Represent

Whether you’re out on vacation, or just taking a couple days off, don't get too relaxed. Although you might not be on a business call at the moment, keep in mind that you always represent your organization. You’re a living billboard for your brand! You never know...

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Personal Development

Techniques for Constructive Critiques

Anybody can provide feedback to someone, but some feedback can be more damaging than constructive. When sharing your ideas and offering up adjustments, don’t forget to take their feelings and development into consideration. Ask yourself, are my ideas or suggestions...

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Personal Development

Don’t Wait for Opportunities

Many people believe that if they wait long enough, an opportunity for growth and learning will present itself. This may be true, but the question is, how long might they be waiting? Rather than spending a lifetime waiting for the perfect moments, wouldn’t it be...

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InspirationPersonal Development

Manifest Your Dreams

When the day begins to lull and you catch your eyes losing focus and staring off into space, the dreaming starts. Perhaps you’re imagining yourself lying on a beach and reading a great book. Or maybe you’re looking out the window, pretending to be on a train...

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InspirationPersonal Development

Maintaining Your Momentum

Building up momentum during the pursuit of your goals is important. It helps you rush toward that finish line faster than you ever thought possible. But have you wondered what you’d do after you reached your goal? Keeping your goal in focus is crucial to achieving...

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Personal Development

Own It

The responsibilities of being a homeowner are much more than that of a renter. When you own a home, you maintain and make improvements to it whenever you can. When you rent a home or an apartment, you do your best to not break anything, and call your landlord when...

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Personal Development

No Offense…

The Art of Being Less Offended For some people, it doesn’t take much to offend them. Typically, we’re offended by other people’s opinions, judgements, or actions. Being easily offended can signify a lack of confidence or happiness or a lack of conviction. It can...

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