Marvae's Blog

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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5 Things I Have Discovered In My “Blue Sky” Season

By Marvae Eikanas | January 27, 2015 |

It finally happened! After months of intense focus on remodeling our new home while keeping up with work, I was able to enjoy a little down time with my family during the holidays. One of the things I enjoy doing in my spare time is putting puzzles together. It is relaxing, challenging, and a delightful…

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The #1 Reason You Never Reach Your Goals

By Marvae Eikanas | January 20, 2015 |

By a significant margin, the number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. This doesn’t surprise me – exercise, eating well, and time with God seem to be the first things people let slide when their schedules get crazy. The sad thing is that they are the things that would benefit them the most!…

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How Hungry Are You?

By Marvae Eikanas | January 13, 2015 |

Being hungry makes me very cranky! I get quiet, my brain stops working, and it is hard to concentrate. I get shaky and feel like a big ugly bear foraging for food. The people around me start running for cover. It is not a pretty sight! During our first year of marriage, my hunger issues…

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