Marvae's Blog

Breaking Free From Your Limiting Beliefs

By Marvae Eikanas | April 20, 2021 |
limiting beliefs

Beliefs are powerful – they are able to harness an elephant! That’s remarkable in light of the fact that an adult elephant weighs between 2.5 and 7 tons! If beliefs are able to limit an elephant, imagine how they are limiting you. Elephants have been delighting circus audiences for over a century! You might be…

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The Truth About Why You Keep Procrastinating

By Marvae Eikanas | April 13, 2021 |

Procrastinating – it’s a vicious cycle. The more you put something off, the more you dread it. And sadly, putting something off never makes it easier! Saving for retirement provides a concrete example of what procrastinating costs you. It’s no secret that the earlier you start saving for retirement, the better off you’ll be. Starting…

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The Secret To Making Friends With Failure

By Marvae Eikanas | April 6, 2021 |

Have you made friends with failure? While at a meeting with other leaders some years ago, I had an interesting conversation about failure. “How do you feel about failure?” my fellow leader asked. “I do not like to fail. I avoid it at all costs.” I adamantly replied. My response was met with a big…

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10 More Terrific Ways To A Happier Life

By Marvae Eikanas | March 30, 2021 |
Happiness, Happy Man

Do what makes you happy! That’s the phrase I’ve heard repeatedly since writing my first blog on happiness. I’ve heard the phrase again and again on TV, in movies, online, and in books. Here’s the thing: doing what brings you pleasure in the moment rarely offers sustaining happiness. In fact, often times there are some…

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10 Ways To Enjoy A Happier Life Now

By Marvae Eikanas | March 23, 2021 |

What do you believe about happiness? Is it something illusive or is it something that’s actually possible? Imagine, what would be different if you were happier? Many operate under the misconception that happiness is what you experience when you… Lose weight Make more money Get married Have children Have an empty nest Own a home…

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6 Ways to Tame Envy – the Green-Eyed Monster In You

By Marvae Eikanas | March 16, 2021 |

I truly envy those who have perfect eye sight! After the birth of my first child, my eye sight was not the same. There are challenges for those who wear glasses or contacts – little things like it being difficult to see when it’s raining or when you are sweating. Babies get a kick out…

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How To Invest Your Precious Time Wisely

By Marvae Eikanas | March 9, 2021 |
time is money

Because time is limited, it is extremely valuable! Growing up, I kept my diary, special notes, and assorted other valuables under lock and key in my safe. Yes, a safe! I was a strange bird growing up – I asked for out of the norm birthday gifts like safes, filing cabinets, and staplers. Maybe, in…

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There’s Hope – Keep Pursuing Your Goals

By Marvae Eikanas | March 2, 2021 |
Goals & Dreams

In the process of reaching your goals, you are sure to encounter a season where it feels like nothing is happening; zilch, nada! Even if you started out enthusiastically, it’s not uncommon to get discouraged when the going gets tough! Think of it this way, your goal is like a 1000-piece puzzle just waiting to…

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4 Road Blocks To Being A Great Leader

By Marvae Eikanas | February 23, 2021 |
Road Block for Leaders

As a leader, you are on a never-ending journey! Life and circumstances are always changing. If you aren’t consistently growing and progressing, you will find yourself facing significant road blocks along the way. When that happens, your leadership suffers. No one sets out to be a subpar leader. The leaders I’ve encountered all want to…

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4 Simple Ways to Expand Your Influence

By Marvae Eikanas | February 16, 2021 |

Influence, is a crucial aspect of leading successfully. With influence, you naturally have a leg up! And the good news: it’s something you can intentionally expand! As a child, were you the leader or the follower? The bent towards influencing others often shows up at an early age. Some children have big ideas and are…

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