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Being A More Connected AND Successful Leader

By Marvae Eikanas | June 6, 2023 |
Connected Leader

Leaders – what makes them successful? When I ask what makes a leader great, I get a list of wonderful characteristics, all of which are important. However, being “connected” is rarely a part of that list. In order to lead, others must follow. And people who feel disconnected from you are unlikely to follow. God…

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Common Beliefs That Hold YOU Back

By Marvae Eikanas | May 30, 2023 |
Limiting Beliefs

Your beliefs, including your limiting beliefs, are influencing you every day! While often running in the background unnoticed, your beliefs are hard at work helping or hurting you in profound ways. Those beliefs that are hurting are limiting beliefs. They are birthed out of your experiences and are intended to protect you from pain. Limiting…

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Discover What’s Amazing About Vulnerability!

By Marvae Eikanas | May 23, 2023 |

Vulnerability – what bubbles up for you when that topic comes up? Being vulnerable is scary. It feels risky and uncomfortable. Trust me, those feelings are magnified when you lead or a write. I’ve been there! Leaders are out front and guiding the way – the one everyone looks to. Admitting that you don’t have…

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Your Success Hinges on Your Questions

By Marvae Eikanas | May 16, 2023 |

  Regardless of what you do, asking great questions is a skill you want to have! When you don’t ask questions, assumptions are made and misunderstandings happen. Humans want to be known and understood, and asking thoughtful questions is a way to demonstrate your interest in others. Ever met someone who goes on and on…

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Words Are Powerful In Your Life

By Marvae Eikanas | May 9, 2023 |

Words are fascinating! Like seeds, they are seemingly small and unassuming yet are brimming with potential. Some seeds produce incredible beauty, some produce the sustenance we count on, some others produce pesky weeds! Like seeds, your words have powerful potential. They have the potential to speak life or death, to nourish those around you or…

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20 Amazing Reasons To Take More Risks

By Marvae Eikanas | May 2, 2023 |

Taking risks is scary. However, when you avoid taking risks, you rarely get the results you are after. In fact, playing it safe is often very risky business! What is Risk? Risk is perceived exposure to danger or loss, the perceived probability of something negative happening. When you consider doing something risky what bubbles up…

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Failing: The Best Stepping Stone To Success

By Marvae Eikanas | April 25, 2023 |
failing - success

Failing is inevitable in the pursuit of something grand! We don’t like failing, yet the process of achieving something significant requires you to stretch, experiment, and venture into the unknown – all of which make you vulnerable to failing. The more you resist failing, the more succeeding becomes illusive. Kids don’t think twice about attempting…

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Rare Qualities That Make Leaders Outstanding

By Marvae Eikanas | April 18, 2023 |
Rare Leaders Who Stand Out

Leaders – what makes one stand out in a sea of other leaders? It’s the rare qualities they possess! Leading is complex role that requires a multitude of skills no matter what role you lead in – as a parent, small business owner, or the president of the United States! The prerequisite to leading others…

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10 Ways To Manage Your Time Successfully

By Marvae Eikanas | April 11, 2023 |

Time – the older I get the quicker time seems to pass. I think that’s in part because I realize more now than ever just how valuable every minute is. There’s so much more that I want to accomplish and experience in my life. I’m always on the lookout for ways to maximize my time.…

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The Beauty of A Well Nourished Soul!

By Marvae Eikanas | April 4, 2023 |
well nourished soul

Your soul – your mind, will, and emotions – is what makes you you! How are you nourishing your soul? The last couple of weeks have been interesting for me. A loss of someone in my life with Lyme disease which brought up so many emotions having suffered from the complex disease myself. Immense gratitude…

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