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Strong Leadership – It Takes Three!

By Marvae Eikanas | August 20, 2019 | 2 Comments
Leadership

Curious about what makes for strong leadership…stick with me! During the Today Show this morning, they were discussing the #sponCon wedding contest that Hotels.com has going right now. The prize: a free honeymoon. That sounds amazing, but wait until you hear the rest of it! In order to qualify for the drawing to win that…

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5 Traits the Best Leaders Have In Common

By Marvae Eikanas | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Best Leaders

Over the years I have worked under a variety of leaders. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that working under a great leader is pure joy, and working under a not so great leader is frustrating, stressful, and discouraging. The leader you work under has a whole lot to do with…

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What’s Your Fear Monster’s Name?

By Marvae Eikanas | July 30, 2019 | 10 Comments

Inside me is a monster; a Fear Monster! Most of the time he slumbers peacefully and goes unnoticed. The monster can hibernate for days, weeks, even months, and then suddenly be awakened! The moment the monster stirs, things begin to spin, I lose perspective, and chaos ensues. This past weekend, the monster was roused and…

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4 Tips to Banishing Burnout

By Marvae Eikanas | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Burnout is a very real possibility, and not just for those Type A folks that are predisposed to being ambitious and driven. Burnout happens to all personality types. It’s a sign of unmet needs, which leads to striving, doing life backwards, or your Fear Monster is running the show. While blaming might make you feel…

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Make Decisions Like A Pro

By Marvae Eikanas | July 16, 2019 | 2 Comments

Los Cabos, Mexico just happens to be a favorite spot for me and my husband. Several months ago, we booked the corner room that overlooks the water at a favorite hotel…again! Then recently we learned that there would be some major construction going on right outside our door during the time we’d be there. Not…

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7 “Wakes” That Throw Me Off Balance

By Marvae Eikanas | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Always eager to strut her stuff, my adorable almost 21 month-old granddaughter proudly walked from one end of the pontoon boat to the other; back and forth again and again. Under ordinary circumstances, such pacing wouldn’t be all that impressive. However, on this particular day, the lake was anything but smooth. Keeping your balance on…

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The Rub: What I Learned About My Values & More

By Marvae Eikanas | June 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Leading is not for wimps! As a leader, you are forced to learn and grow if you wish to lead successfully and sometimes that’s uncomfortable…and expected. I’ve also experienced an uncomfortable place as a leader that was of a different variety. In the moment, I wasn’t able to put my finger on the exact issue,…

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9 Secrets to Thriving!

By Marvae Eikanas | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

What does it take to thrive in every area of your life, including personally AND professionally? In a nutshell thriving is advancing, growing, and experiencing bliss in the various areas of your life. Sounds simple, right? Sadly, in today’s complex world there are a whole host of activities competing for your attention simultaneously. And there…

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The Advantage to Adversity

By Marvae Eikanas | June 11, 2019 | 2 Comments

Adversity by definition is a negative, right? Wrong! It really depends on what you do with adversity. The city of Enterprise, Alabama discovered that adversity can be a very good thing! In fact, they erected a monument to express their gratitude to the Boll Weevil – a pesky insect that destroyed 60% of their cotton…

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Six Hazards of Hurrying

By Marvae Eikanas | June 4, 2019 | 4 Comments

I won’t tell you how many years I have been driving – let’s just say more than 30. In that time, I’ve had the heart racing experience of being pulled over for speeding twice. What’s crazy is that those unfortunate hurrying moments were less than a month apart! My explanation: wedding planning distraction. That gives…

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