Marvae's Blog

Gratitude – What’s the Big Bonus?

By Marvae Eikanas | November 24, 2020 |

Gratitude? Well, here’s the honest truth: I’m naturally a critical person. I have a tendency to focus on what’s wrong, what needs to be fixed. That kind of focus makes it nearly impossible to be grateful! Not only was my thinking a little crazy, everything had to live up to my very high expectations. Sadly,…

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Stress! Surprise – It Isn’t All Bad!

By Marvae Eikanas | November 17, 2020 |

Stress gets a bad rap! In and of itself, stress is not a bad thing. The right amount of stress actually boosts brainpower, aka cognitive function, expands your potential, builds resiliency, helps to fend off illness, increases creativity, and motivates. Some pretty desirable traits – wouldn’t you say? So why does stress conjure up such…

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7 Tips to Help You Juggle Like a Pro

By Marvae Eikanas | November 10, 2020 |

I’ve been known to juggle a responsibility or two! At one point, I was homeschooling my three children, running a business, and on staff at my church. It was a full season of life! I’m a passionate person, an avid reader, and I get a kick out of being creative. I also love spending time…

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The Truth About Being More Decisive

By Marvae Eikanas | November 3, 2020 |
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Moving forward is impossible when you’re perpetually waffling. That’s why there are significant advantages to being more decisive. Not only is struggling to make decisions a time waster, it’s a confidence stealer! Indecision is normal when facing a particularly difficult decision, but when you find yourself incapable of making even small decisions, it’s an indication…

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21 Super Simple Ways To Reach Your Potential

By Marvae Eikanas | October 27, 2020 |
Full Potential

Have you ever been told that you aren’t living up to your full potential? Truth be told, most of people have yet to tap into their full potential! In many ways, your “journey” in life is one where you are consistently expanding your comfort zone in order to tap into more and more of your…

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7 Ways to “Go Green” in Your Leadership

By Marvae Eikanas | October 20, 2020 |
Sustainable Green Leadership

There’s quite a buzz around the topic of “going green” – living in a way that is sustainable and protects the environment. To “go green,” you must adjust your behaviors in order to reduce the amount of pollution and waste that you generate. A first step towards going green is to intentionally conserve energy. How…

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The Unexpected Tipping Point of Your Dream

By Marvae Eikanas | October 13, 2020 |
Your Dream

Dreams can be crushed in an instant. Stepping out of the shower on an ordinary day, I discovered my two-year-old daughter with a bloody nose. After an hour of trying all the usual tricks to stop a bloody nose and finding myself in a pool of blood, I phoned a dear friend who lived in…

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Shift Your Thinking & Get Results You’ll Love!

By Marvae Eikanas | October 6, 2020 |
Shift Your Thinking

Your thinking colors far more than you might realize! Not satisfied with the results you’re getting personally or professionally? Time to examine the way you are thinking. Feeling stressed? Time to explore of your thoughts! Dissatisfied with your relationships? Your thoughts are a likely factor there too! Don’t Underestimate the Power of Your Thoughts! I…

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Lead With Culture In Mind & Get Results!

By Marvae Eikanas | September 29, 2020 |

Culture, well it’s a lot like air – it’s all around you, but it’s tough to put your finger on it and you don’t often give it much thought! It’s the invisible vibe that lingers in an organization. The success of an organization hinges on the health of its culture, and that applies to churches,…

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7 Ways to Have Victory in Obstacles

By Marvae Eikanas | September 23, 2020 |

Of course, Thus far, 2020 has been brimming with obstacles, not just for me – for just about everyone. Personally, I’ve had more challenging years, but I don’t recall a time when so many people were facing significant difficulties simultaneously. It’s tough to see in the moment, but obstacles are a beautiful invitation to even…

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