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[…]

globe in hand

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[…]

Say it Simply

In a world that is increasingly cluttered, complex, and confusing, the organization that figures out how to simplify its message stands to win. Think about the most memorable ad slogans that you can recall: “Just Do It,” “Tastes Great, Less Filling,” “Live Better, Save Money,” “We Do Chicken Right.” Coming up with just the right[…]

Are You Running a Race With Your Shoes Untied?

In January, we had our first team meeting of 2017. As you would expect, we reviewed our vision and goals for 2017 and what will be our key areas of focus. We went over each team member’s key assignments. However, we spent the majority of our time focusing on one critical topic—COMMUNICATION. Why? Because whether[…]