Marvae's Blog

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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Is Fear Keeping Your Life Tiny?

By Marvae Eikanas | September 13, 2022 |

Fear shrinks your life and keeps it small! Tiny houses are all the rage! Often mobile, these wee homes that are typically between 100 and 400 square feet, rarely more than 500 square feet. That not a very big space! Perhaps, just a hair bigger than the room you had growing up! There are a…

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Expectations! Your People Can’t Read Your Mind!

By Marvae Eikanas | September 6, 2022 |

Expectations! We all have them, and it’s a common problem among leaders. They expect their people to know exactly what they want done and are amazed and annoyed when it doesn’t happen. Perhaps not consciously, but you’ve made that mistake too. Think about it, unspoken expectations, aka assumptions, are dangerous! They wreak havoc in your…

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Wow! This Might Surprise You About Striving

By Marvae Eikanas | August 30, 2022 |
Striving defines striving this way: the act or practice of trying hard to do, reach, or achieve something; vigorous effort the act of fighting or struggling against someone or something; competition, opposition, or battle There’s something very good about giving something your full effort – holding nothing back when it comes to doing a job…

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3 Ways To Keep Your Leadership Fresh

By Marvae Eikanas | August 23, 2022 |

Leadership – it’s a big responsibility! When conversing with leaders, I hear the words demanding, overwhelming, never-ending, lonely, and challenging frequently. Those words sound like a recipe for burnout. And that’s not a happy feeling! To make matters worse, operating at max or maybe overflowing capacity, leaves very little room for doing what leaders do…

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