Marvae's Blog

Hang Up Your Gloves & Stop Fighting Now!

By Marvae Eikanas | December 21, 2021 |
hard circumstances - acceptance

When it comes to the challenging circumstances in your life and work, do you have a knack for donning your gloves and fighting them? You know, getting riled up and frustrated – wishing things were different. Or do you accept what comes your way and seek out to creatively make the best of your situation?…

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4 Fantastic Ways to Improve Your Follow Up

By Marvae Eikanas | December 14, 2021 |
Follow Up - Follow Through

Follow-up is essential to your success! Follow through – that’s absolutely necessary too if you want to get results. Perhaps you’ve experienced one or more of the following: Setting expectations, but then not following up. Attempting to build a business but failing to follow through with the necessary prospecting. Following up inconsistently is undermining your…

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12 Brilliant Ways to Transform Your Thinking

By Marvae Eikanas | December 7, 2021 |

Your thinking impacts everything! What you believe to be true determines whether thoughts impact you positively or negatively. Growing and making changes in your life personally and professionally – it all starts with the way you think! Recently I heard a story about a doctor who happened to receive a Christmas cake in the mail…

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9 Big Barriers to Your Great Goals

By Marvae Eikanas | November 30, 2021 |
Barriers to Goals

Setting goals – that’s the easy part! Successfully achieving them – that takes dedication and effort! Think about your targets for this year. How would you rate your progress? Failure to launch! I set goals but did nothing further, or I never set them. Fizzling! I set goals and started out strong but things have…

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Your Goals: What You Need to Know!

By Marvae Eikanas | November 16, 2021 |
goals & dreams

Having goals and dreams is motivating and offers powerful direction. However, that motivation can quickly dissipate when you encounter snags along the way. As a goal-oriented person, I’ve learned some valuable lessons in my pursuit of my goals. In fact, chasing goals reminds me a lot of the experience I had learning to drive a…

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When Being Dependent Is Really Good!

By Marvae Eikanas | November 9, 2021 |

I crave independence and being self-sufficient – not needing anyone or anything. Then when a lightning storm hit a few ago, I discovered just how dependent I was on something I ordinarily take for granted! I happen to live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the city has worked hard to establish itself as a hub for…

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3 Amazing Tips To Help You Work Smarter!

By Marvae Eikanas | November 2, 2021 |
Working Smarter

Wouldn’t it be nice if working smarter was the norm? Sadly, in the frenzy of getting things done, there’s little time to examine what you are doing, why you are doing it, or if there are better strategies to getting stuff done. So, the hustle continues and the more exhausted you are! What is it…

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Authenticity – Do YOU Like A Pro!

By Marvae Eikanas | October 26, 2021 |

Authenticity is all about being you, really YOU. No one can do you like you can! There are three fun reasons for pretending to be someone else. It’s what we do as kids – we pretend to be a fireman, a mom, or a teacher. That kind of pretend play is positive. It allows children…

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Gratitude – What’s the Big Bonus?

By Marvae Eikanas | October 19, 2021 |

Gratitude? Well, here’s the honest truth: I’m naturally a critical person. I have a tendency to focus on what’s wrong, what needs to be fixed, or what could be better. With that kind of focus, it’s nearly impossible to be grateful! An eye for possible improvements isn’t all bad. It’s a strength when applied to…

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The Honest Truth About Work / Life Balance

By Marvae Eikanas | October 12, 2021 |
Work/Life Blaance

Balance requires that you perpetually be in motion – adjusting to keep from toppling over! Being Grammy is amazing! I get to enjoy the aspects of being a mom that I loved so much without sacrificing my sleep, sporting snot and spit up on my shoulder, or being late because of an unexpected explosion. Next…

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