Marvae's Blog

6 Reasons You Don’t Feel Grateful

By Marvae Eikanas | November 22, 2022 |

Grateful people are delightful to be around! When you don’t feel grateful, you tend to be dissatisfied, critical, and take things for granted. When people are ungrateful, we tend to shy away from them. Gratitude is an emotion and a feeling. And gratitude is something to be practiced, a habit you choose to engage in.…

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Preschoolers Do This Better Than Most Leaders!

By Marvae Eikanas | November 15, 2022 |
Leadership Questions

Questions, questions, and more questions! If you’ve spent any time with preschoolers, you know that they are full of questions! The question preschoolers ask most frequently: “Why?” It’s a short and sweet question that often requires deep thought before responding. Sometimes it’s difficult to know how to articulate “the why” in terms that a preschooler…

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12 Sneaky Ways Fear Runs Your Life

By Marvae Eikanas | November 8, 2022 |

Fear doesn’t discriminate. If you are human, you’ve grappled with it. There are phobia fears like… Flying Public speaking Heights Spiders Snakes Mice Death Commitment Pain Small cramped or crowded spaces Thunder & Lightning And there are fears that are birthed out of your imagination – beliefs that lurk in the background and limit you…

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10 Tips To Help You Navigate Change

By Marvae Eikanas | November 1, 2022 |

Change is like rock climbing. For some, scaling a rock wall is no big deal. It’s a welcome adrenaline rush – something to be relished. For others, just thinking about rock climbing causes you to break out in a sweat! Rock climbing is something you would avoid at all costs. Change, like rock climbing, often…

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Coaching – What I Wish You Knew!

By Marvae Eikanas | October 25, 2022 |

Coaching – have you experienced it first hand? Honestly, it’s difficult to describe just how unbelievably beneficial a simple coaching conversation is, but if you’ve worked with a coach, you know! If you haven’t had the pleasure of working with a coach, there’s so much I’d eagerly want to share with you. Maybe in your…

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Ponder This If You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

By Marvae Eikanas | October 18, 2022 |

Stress on steroids – that’s what feeling overwhelmed is like. In the Atlas of the Heart, Brené Brown describes feeling overwhelmed this way: “If stress is being in the weeds, feeling overwhelmed is like being blown (a term from her waitress days to express that she was beyond her edge). Overwhelmed means an extreme level…

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The Myths You Believe About Being Perfect

By Marvae Eikanas | October 11, 2022 |

Are you prone to perfectionism? Being perfect – that’s my goal, realistic or not. I‘ve come to terms with that fact that perfection is isn’t possible, but every now and then that perfectionistic leaning rears its ugly head again! Take our current home renovation project for example: our master bathroom. My husband did an amazing…

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Quit Sabotaging You & Your Amazing Team

By Marvae Eikanas | October 4, 2022 |

Sabotaging happens! Leading a big responsibility that requires you to navigate a demanding schedule, deal with a multitude of personalities, and complete an endless list of tasks in an effort to achieve lofty goals. Along the way, it’s not uncommon for leaders to sabotage themselves and sabotage their team. When that happens, everyone loses! Nearly…

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10 Habits That Are Really Worth Quitting!

By Marvae Eikanas | September 27, 2022 |
Quit these 10 habits

Habits – they are amazing unless they are bad habits! What if you are allowing habits to linger that are working against you? Habits that are draining you, rather than taking the courageous step and quitting your bad habits? Perhaps fear is keeping you from choosing a better way. There’s a certain stigma associated with…

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Yes! Criticism Stings! Make it A Positive

By Marvae Eikanas | September 20, 2022 |

There’s no denying it – criticism often stings! On a sunny summer day a few years back, my daughter was merrily mowing the lawn – her way to earn a few extra bucks. Everything was proceeding per usual until suddenly the sound of the mower stopped and hysterical shrieking ensued. The shrieking was so intense…

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