5 Ways to Maximize Your Connections

One of the cornerstone elements of The BUILD Framework® is “B” — Build Relationships. However, when most people hear the word relationships, we think about people with whom we will have regular, lasting interaction for mutually beneficial purposes. This is certainly a part of relationships. But, every relationship, be it everlasting or simply a brief […]

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8 Steps To Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

The feeling of being overwhelmed tends to sneak up on us. We often equate being overwhelmed to an overabundance of responsibilities. In general, I find most people tend to balance a lot of responsibilities without even realizing just how much they take on and accomplish every day. It is truly remarkable. But at what toll? […]

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COVID-19: A New Paradigm

Current circumstances aside, stress has always been and always will be a daily part of most of our lives. We stress about work, family, and friends. We stress about health, retirement, and our kids. We stress about bills, body image, and even our legacy. And while each of our situations is unique based on our […]

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5 Keys to An Effective Professional Transition

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the average person will have 10 different jobs by the age of forty. Some of the most common reasons people leave their jobs include limited opportunities to use their skills, bad management, poor company culture, lack of advancement, too much or too little work, and lack of acknowledgement/benefits. […]

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5 Keys To Being a Successful Entrepreneur

There are over 580 million entrepreneurs in the world. Many of us have great ideas. We dream of new inventions, starting businesses, and even running our own companies. We imagine what it would be like to be the steward of our own success. But how do we go from idea to successful execution? The reality […]

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The 4 Key Principles of Gratitude

As children many of us were taught to use the words “please” and “thank you” as a standard course of communicating with people. Please was the “magic” word when we needed or wanted something. And “thank you” was our way of showing appreciation to someone else for providing us with something. While this was most […]

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Build Relationships

In 2001, I was a regional security manager for Electronic Data Systems (EDS). As the personal liaison to all the federal agencies for my region, I made it my responsibility to know the teams at the various agencies. If I didn’t know them well enough, I wasn’t doing my job. At the time, a partnership […]

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