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Can you please put your phone down and look up?

I was walking through the Atlanta airport recently and I noticed how many people were walking while looking down at their mobile device. Then there she was, out of the crowd a woman looking down at her phone, walking right toward me on a direct collision course. Hmmmmm, do I move or do I let…

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Role or Purpose

All of us have roles. We are leaders, agents, employees, parents, boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives etc, etc. We perform numerous tasks based on the roles we identify ourselves in. While these roles are important and help us build our perception of ourselves and our lives, I am wondering if there might be a deeper, more…

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Do the small things get in the way of the big things?

Bakersfield is a city in Southern California, near the southern end of the (drought stricken) San Joaquin Valley. I was there for a speaking engagement and was invited to dinner with a large group. I was fortunate to sit next to a gentleman that is a BIG time farmer and sits on the California Water…

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Are you burnt out?

There I was sitting in the Atlanta airport waiting for a flight when WHAM I got hit with what felt like a bolt of lightening. Screaming kids, inadequate air conditioning, flight delay and two weeks on the road all contributed to the realization that I simply was not happy, and I didn’t want to do…

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Is your life balanced?

If it is, stop reading this and begin to write a book. I didn’t ask if you knew something about it or if you attended a seminar on it. I mean, is your life really balanced? The point is, I think life balance is a futile pursuit, and it leads to unnecessary pressure and guilt….

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Are your ducks in a row?

Over the last few weeks, I have heard several people say they were getting their ducks in a row. I think that is another way of saying they are getting things in order. Nikki is the managing broker of a real estate office in Houston, Texas. She shared an interesting twist on that phrase with…

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Are you about effort or achievement?

“Effort is admirable, achievement is essential.” This is what I heard the Fortune 500 CEO, John Chambers of CISCO Systems, say just before I went on to speak. I could have just stood up and said, “Well, that just about sums it up folks. Thanks for coming!” I didn’t, of course, but he did pretty…

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Are you competitive?

I watched the Olympics for the last couple of weeks. Talk about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! There is nowhere that the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat is any more evident. I was struck by the focus and commitment the athletes have to their sport. Whether it was…

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Do you feel things are out of control?

If you have not been able to break away from your interest in the news, then I am certain you are riding the ups and downs of the geopolitical world we are now living in. There was a time when only my real estate clients were actually experiencing the turmoil. Now everyone is feeling it;…

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Navigating Difficult Times

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “What is the key to navigating difficult times?” The primary key to navigating difficult times is to treat it as temporary and a phase. I look at…

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Conflicting Values

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “My significant other and I have conflicting values. This conflict doesn’t create huge problems, but it does limit our closeness from time to time. Is it about…

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Making Allowances for Family

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “Recently I’ve been facing considerable pressure in several areas of my life- a lot of people have. I’m a pretty stable, non-dramatic person, but lately I feel…

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Managing Pressure

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “Recently I’ve been facing considerable pressure in several areas of my life- a lot of people have. I’m a pretty stable, non-dramatic person, but lately I feel…

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Maintaining Company Culture

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “Mike, I was wondering where you stand on the issue of companies bringing staff to the office and others who continue the work-from-home model. Having staff fully…

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Is Hope a Strategy?

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “I was in a meeting recently with our company’s senior leadership, discussing something to do with our website. It’s not my area of responsibility, but I personally…

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Dealing with Difficult Clients

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “I have an excellent agent who is worn out and feels he no longer has the energy, he’ll be 70 in September, for the nonsense that comes…

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Consequences of Letting Things Slide

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “How do I rectify a situation that I’ve let slide? It’s a habit of one of my agents that I’ve been ignoring.” Wow, that’s how you rectify…

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Influence

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “You often speak on the subject of leadership. Yes, like every day of my life. You define leadership as influencing others. That is true. I am a…

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Employee Failures

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “I hired an employee 90 days ago, they had the right experience and were the right fit. They are still the right fit, but man are they…

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Trauma Anniversaries

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “In the coming weeks, I will face the first anniversary of a very traumatic event in my life. I have heard you talk about the pain of…

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Negativity From Past Leadership

  Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Staver. This is Mondays with Mike, a weekly video series where I answer questions from people just like you. Here’s this week’s question. “There are past leaders that are negative, even destructive in their communication and gossip. I would go so far as to say they are sabotaging the future…

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