The Power of Words

Some things stick to you…dog hair, for instance. Then there’s maple syrup, bad habits, or a good reputation. One of the most powerful, unseen things that often sticks to us is words. Words have the ability to speak life and death, to build up or tear down. Tell someone they will never amount to much or don’t have[…]

Improving Your Communication Ratio

My wife and I recently bought a new Chevrolet Traverse to replace the 14-year-old Hyundai she was driving.  Since that purchase, I find myself noticing all the other Traverses on the road. You’ve probably experienced the same thing. You buy a new car and suddenly start noticing all the other cars of the same make.[…]

Turn Off Your Edger

There’s no denying that our world has become more hectic, more “noisy.” We keep multiple to-do lists, constantly overbook, and take on too many projects. And lets’ be honest, we’ve become comfortable with that. With all this activity, lots get done. But some things suffer in the process. We don’t give ourselves adequate time to process, to think,[…]

shaky foundation

The Importance of Your Foundation and Structure

When an earthquake hits, a building’s ability to stand, to survive the shaking, comes down to two key things: how strong is the foundation and how supported is the internal structure. If the foundation is deep, built on solid rock and not sand, that’s a good start. But engineers know that the supporting structure, the strength of the internal beams or[…]

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Here’s the kind of double vision you need to have

I wear glasses – well I should say I HAVE glasses. I don’t wear them all that often. My lenses correct for two different things, reading up close and seeing things clearly at a distance.  When it comes to interacting with people, let me suggest there are two different views, two different perspectives we need to have. We need[…]

Turning “Critical Clients” into “Cheerleaders”

I recently read a blog from Marisa Murgatroyd titled Nightmare Clients: How to Deal with Crazy Clients Without Losing Your Mind. I thought what Marisa had to say was valuable and I shared it with my own team. But it got me thinking about I think makes HigherLife distinct. Let’s be honest, we are not[…]

How Can You Make Your Company Stand Out?

It’s the question on organizational leader’s mind. Marketing is coming at us from all sides, all hours of the day. Even as we sleep, our email inboxes are filling up with spam, advertisements and membership offers. Our phone is constantly alerting us to texts from salespeople trying to get their foot in the door of[…]