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Do You Remember The Zune?

Do you remember the Zune?  [credit: PCMag UK] First offered in 2006, the Microsoft Zune was the PC band's answer to the crowd favorite (and a first mover in the space) the Apple iPod.  Despite, its counter-culture appeal and comparable technology, the Zune was discontinued in 2012, while the latest iteration of the iPod Touch is still available […]
January 15, 2022
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Traveling With Your Mattress

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a great holiday and this week has been filled with productivity and excitement for what 2022 has in store. As we solidify our goals for Q1, it's natural to start considering what sets us apart from our competition.  This we tout as our competitive advantage. But some advantages aren't […]
January 5, 2022
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7000 Words

Do you know how many words does the average person speak in a day? The average person speaks approximately 7,000 words a day! And of those 7,000 words, how many times would you say you use the word "very"? If you're like most people, the word "very" is used quite often, but like we saw last […]
December 30, 2021
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"Soon" Isn't Soon Enough...

Humor me for a second: Hold out your arms... how wide can you stretch them?  A lot, right?  Now, I'll do the same, as far as I can reach... how far? A lot... "A lot" seems [quantifiable] until there is a difference in our assumed unit of measure.  Clearly, your arms aren't the same width […]
December 22, 2021
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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

This is a unique time of the year... Where we review all that we have achieved in the last 12 months, and what we look forward to doing in the next year.  Perhaps there are items you hoped to do this year, but for whatever reason, you haven't gotten to them.  The last few years […]
December 17, 2021
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More Than We Think

Here's a fun exercise to do with your team, some team motivation - especially after a long week or to kick off some strategic planning sessions... The Exercise Explained Start by giving everyone a piece of paper and something to write with. Then, set a timer for 60 seconds and have everyone write down as […]
December 10, 2021
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What is a Brand Ambassador?

A brand ambassador is someone who embodies the brand he/she is endorsing, providing the brand with credible promotion and visibility. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?  While every small business owner would love to find several brand ambassadors underneath their Christmas tree this holiday, it’s unfortunately not that easy.   Brand Ambassadors, also called evangelists, don’t always just show […]
December 4, 2021
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Priority Matrix

With turkeys that need basting and holiday shopping aplenty, we are all taking on more than our usual workload this holiday season. We all need an organized to-do list! To help keep it all straight, we're digging into the Fist Pump Friday vaults to bring you this little gem... The Productivity Matrix (Eisenhower’s Box) In addition to […]
November 24, 2021
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Thankful Thoughts

One of my favorite Tony Robbins quotes is: "Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens FOR you." This time of year is great for moments of pause, to give thanks for what you have and where you are going... As we talked last week about obstacles and opportunities, we have the unique ability to choose how […]
November 19, 2021
1 min read
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