Lessons From My Life

Lessons From My Life

6 Tips for Building Relationships for Generations

Love is in the air! Some countries call Valentine’s Day “The Day of Love and Friendship,” both of which are built on trust and respect. In my company, we have a motto we often use: “Building Trust and Value in Relationships for Generations.” If every relationship came together as if they were going to last through generations, how different would everyone be toward one another?

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Seize the Moment!

Ahhhhh – a New Year is here! A time for new goals, new beginnings, and for some of us, a new life! But – what happened to the dreams we had last year as this same time approached? And what about the prior year?

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Corporate Giving

Get the Most Out of Your Corporate Giving

Nearly every company engages in some form of volunteerism, charitable giving or other form of philanthropy. Employees seek out community-oriented companies and customers expect local businesses to give back. But each business leader has to answer the question, “Where can our corporate giving resources make the biggest difference?” To find the answer, you have to look inward before you extend a helping hand outward.

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Love, Respect, and the Big Rocks

Two words command every type of relationship. In his book Love & Respect, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs mentions that every woman has a deep need for unconditional love and every man has a deep need for unconditional respect. He goes on to say that communication between men and women is often frustrating because we perceive love differently. But how does this apply to our business? And what about loving and respecting ourselves? There’s a simple way to tell whether we’re truly loving and respecting ourselves and others: Look at our calendar.

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New Beginnings

As we welcome the holidays, we begin to project what it will be like to spend time with family and friends. There’s a special energy when holiday decorations appear all around us. Pandora and Spotify begin promoting their holiday music channels, and conversations are heard about who will host the holidays this year. We remember our childhood and the expectation of great things to come.

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A New Conversation

Four weeks ago in New York City, I was honored to be invited to join the “Fortune Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas.” At the ceremony, we were wined and dined and attended workshops throughout the day where we got to know one another. Patty Sellers, executive director of Fortune Top 50 events around the world said, “So, ladies, you’re on the list – so what? Now what? What do you do with yourselves now?”

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Purpose and Values Centered Life

I recently wrote a white paper about the impact of companies when their leaders focus on the company’s purpose and reinforce the company’s core values. As we approach a season of special DAYS: Father’s, Graduations & Weddings, it occurred to me that the same principles of leadership apply to our roles as fathers, responsible young adults and newly married couples.

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A Thought About Trust…

As leaders we are called upon to inspire others to follow our lead and walk alongside us on a journey that is bigger than us – this journey can be accomplished through the collaboration of groups of people with similar values, vision and purpose. This happens easily when we first focus on our people.

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Growing Your Business through the Next Generation

Owning a business is tricky. Owning a family business is even trickier. Why? Because often, family-operated businesses tend to assume that everyone is on the same page when it comes to day-to-day involvement. Making the issue even thornier, family business owners often fail to prioritize the legal and financial aspects of protecting their businesses. If you’re planning on growing your business through the next generation, these tips are vital for success.

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