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You Can Make Progress In Hard Seasons

By Marvae Eikanas | February 20, 2024 |
Hard Seasons-Productivity

Some seasons of life are very hard! Maybe you are in the midst of one of those challenging seasons right now. I want to encourage you! Even in hard seasons, it’s possible to make progress. Nearly eight years ago I ventured into one of those truly hard seasons. It began with a crazy kind of…

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7 Steps to Reinventing The Beautiful You

By Marvae Eikanas | February 13, 2024 |
Reinvent yourself

Reinventing yourself throughout your career is essential because careers have seasons and so does life. The reinventing doesn’t just happen along the way, it’s something consciously pursued. Work Working is something I have relished even before I had any concept of career. On Saturdays when other kids were playing, I went to “work” cranking out…

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What It Takes To Make A Difference

By Marvae Eikanas | February 6, 2024 |

My guess is that you want to make a difference. Deep down is the desire to contribute to the world in a way that leaves it better than it was before. However, you may overlook the brilliant contributions you are able to make day to day because it’s the world-changing differences that count in your…

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Surviving The Dark Tunnels of Life

By Marvae Eikanas | January 30, 2024 |
tunnels of life

When life is going well, I don’t always appreciate it. And when life feels dark, uncertain, and like whatever I’m going through will never end, I also don’t appreciate it. If I’m honest, sometimes I let hopelessness and discouragement settle in. I get angry and impatient about the seemingly unfair circumstances I’m experiencing. If I…

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Wow! This Is A Massive Morale Killer!

By Marvae Eikanas | January 23, 2024 |

In a family or in an organization…so much hinges on morale! Lurking out of sight is a massive morale killer. Oh, you feel the effects, but don’t always know what the source is. Guess what, it has a name! You see, we all have a Fear Monster. It might be alive and well and making…

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Wow! The Secret to Boosting Morale: Communication!

By Marvae Eikanas | January 16, 2024 |

Morale is mysterious and intangible like the wind. You feel the effects, but the contributing factors aren’t always obvious. When morale is good, you feel it – everything flows better. Your team has more fun working together and there’s a surge in creativity, energy, and productivity. The bonus – a better bottom line! When morale…

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How New Adventures Lead to New Success

By Marvae Eikanas | January 9, 2024 |

What would make this year a successful one for you? Whether you are reading this at the start of a new year or somewhere mid-year, it’s not too late to consider a brand-new adventure! After all, being open to new experiences naturally contributes to your success. My Definition of Success Before I go any further,…

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One Word: Here’s What I Learned

By Marvae Eikanas | January 2, 2024 |
One Word

One Word: I’ve been practicing this habit now for ten years! This coming year will be year number eleven! It’s always an interesting journey and rarely the journey I anticipate it being. Every year I’m taken aback by all I learn along the way. So many valuable lessons. But to really seal the deal and…

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The Best Leaders Invest In…

By Marvae Eikanas | December 19, 2023 |

Leaders are prone to expanding their scope over time. One by one, additional responsibilities are added. It doesn’t take long before they are bogged down by the weight of all they are trying to do. If you are a leader, when was the last time you slowed down long enough to assess your responsibilities and…

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Plan B is the Best Productivity Hack

By Marvae Eikanas | December 12, 2023 |

If there was something you could do that would increase your productivity, would you do it? I bet you would! Now, that “one thing” hinges on the assumption that you already begin your day armed with a plan. I hope planning your day is a key part of your morning routine but if it’s not,…

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