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7 Surprising Steps to Overcoming the Fear of Failure

By Marvae Eikanas | April 7, 2015 |

During a break in a leadership team meeting, the discussion suddenly got interesting. I vividly remember the question being posed: How do you feel about failure? My response was: I do not like to fail. I avoid it at all costs! That response was met with chuckles. Looking back on that memorable moment I see…

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Stop Procrastinating and Get ‘er Done!

By Marvae Eikanas | March 31, 2015 |

Bookkeeping is not my favorite task. Just the thought of it makes me tired! With multiple businesses and personal accounts to tend to, it adds up! To complicate matters, my husband and I moved to a different state last year so there were additional things to deal with. We also discovered that another business had…

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12 Tips to More Productive Work Days

By Marvae Eikanas | March 24, 2015 |

Vacations are wonderful. They provide down time, new experiences and the chance to do life at a different rhythm. I always come back full of ideas and excited to get back to work. Unfortunately, vacations only happen a few times a year. Weekends, on the other hand, happen at the end of every week! Weekends…

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Time is Money – 5 Tricks to Investing Wisely

By Marvae Eikanas | March 17, 2015 |

As a child, I stored my valuables in my very own safe. I kept things like my diary, specials notes, and who knows what other very important stuff under lock and key. After all, I had four pesky younger brothers. As an adult, what I value is demonstrated by my calendar and my checkbook because…

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5 Lessons I am Learning in Limbo

By Marvae Eikanas | March 10, 2015 |

Lately I have had that limbo feeling: that bent over backwards and awkwardly inching my way to where I am going. It is an uncomfortable, challenging, and stretching experience. Perhaps even entertaining to watch from afar! We have now been working on our house for almost a year. I have several business projects that have…

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3 Roadblocks Leaders Bump Into

By Marvae Eikanas | March 3, 2015 |

Some people are natural leaders. Even at an early age they tend to be bossy, have big ideas, and get others to follow. I was that child. If we played school, I was the teacher. I organized activities. I managed the lemonade stand. Sometimes it was not pretty! Thankfully, I have learned a few things…

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Are You Walking on the Path to Success?

By Marvae Eikanas | February 24, 2015 |

I don’t know about you, but I often contemplate how to be more successful. What little tweaks, adjustments, or new ways of doing things will increase my visibility, bring more clients, up sales, and allow me to do more of what I love. My heart is to help others and to be consistently improving. I…

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Communication is Key – The Personality Piece

By Marvae Eikanas | February 17, 2015 |

When my daughter was young, I made the mistake of speaking to her the way I would want someone to speak to me. Let’s just say I suffered a bit from “Clone Syndrome.” My list of specific tasks with helpful details went in one ear and out the other. Most days she would dutifully attempt…

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Communication is the Key!

By Marvae Eikanas | February 10, 2015 |

Buckled in, I had nowhere to go. It only took a few minutes to figure out that the man sitting next to me on my flight home had a lot on his mind. He began by celebrating the fact that he was able to score a seat closer to the front of the plane –…

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7 Reasons to Just Say NO!

By Marvae Eikanas | February 3, 2015 |

When was the last time you said “no?” Remember when you were a child and you dared to proclaim it boldly even though it often resulted in some form of correction? Today, that tiny, two-letter word is much harder to say – even when you really want to say it. Last week, I said no…

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