You Are An Artist

I am an artist.

This is a new bold statement I made for myself last week. I was attending an event at a local modern art venue. When asked if I was an artist, I instantly shot back, “Oh no, not me.” Later, my response did not feel right, I wanted to take it back. Deep within me I know I am an artist, so why would I refuse owning that?

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I Wish I Would Have Said Something

On a recent all-day road-trip, I noticed the dogs were restless in the back of the Tahoe. And, given the time, I knew they needed a bio-break and needed to eat dinner.

We were about 30 miles outside of Columbus, OH on I-71 when I exited the Interstate and parked in the rear of a gas station.

As soon as I peeled out off of my seat then walked to the rear of the vehicle I heard a “SMACK” then, not three seconds later, a young child began to cry.

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How Volunteering Will Make You More Productive

We are all busy.... too busy to find time to get a hair cut, let alone volunteer. So why do we volunteer?

Because it builds community and we are driven to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. 

Deviate intentionally asks our clients to create goals within community because of the value it adds to us living a productive, fulfilling life. When we contrite to being architects of change, we are better able to handle stress and feel happier overall.

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Be Strategic With Your Time and Talents

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What if my LinkedIn profile read I was a coach, graphic artist, accountant, project manager, writer, and sales manager?

You would think I was a really confused and an unfocused person. How could I possibly be great at all those things?

What is that version in your life?

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How Many Direct Reports Should You Have?

We’ve found too many leaders over-promise and under-deliver. They don’t mean to… it just happens.

We’ve also found that people don’t quit their “job” they truthfully “break up” with their boss. Nine times out of 10, people quit people.

Majority of the time when we ask bright, emerging leaders … What’s one thing you expected from your boss that you aren’t getting? … what do you think is their response?

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Is the Payoff Worth It?

Think about the behaviors you have you wish you could change:

  • Over committed
  • Micro-manager
  • People pleaser at the sacrifice of yourself
  • Works all the time
  • Involved in the drama

Subconsciously you have a deep inner belief fueling these behaviors. You wouldn’t do it unless there was some sort of payoff.

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500 Reps

How many times have you walked into the gym and not know what you should do for a workout?

Or… let’s say you have a detailed training program but you’re on the road and don’t have access to your traditional equipment. Have you ever struggled trying to figure out what to do for a workout?

I have.

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Confessions from the Ego

We have needs: to stand out, be special, and in control. We are all insecure, fluctuating between feelings of inferiority and superiority. The ego seeks sympathy and takes interest in your problems.

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Lessons From a Three Year Old

One of our clients had to rush herself to the hospital. Stress is a killer and she was on her way, no joke, to working herself to death.

She’s a budding executive not quite 40 years old and her body gave out …  literally crying out “enough is enough.”

Well, I hear this news, and, as you can imagine, I picked up the phone.

Here’s what I found out…

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Mental Obesity

It’s well documented that we’re a nation dangerously overweight...but are we also becoming mentally obese?

An over-indulging society of excess, whose binge overloading of mindless information, leaves us wisdom malnourished...

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You Are An Artist
11/20

I am an artist.

This is a new bold statement I made for myself last week. I was attending an event at a local modern art venue. When asked if I was an artist, I instantly shot back, “Oh no, not me.” Later, my response did not feel right, I wanted to take it back. Deep within me I know I am an artist, so why would I refuse owning that?

I Wish I Would Have Said Something
11/18

On a recent all-day road-trip, I noticed the dogs were restless in the back of the Tahoe. And, given the time, I knew they needed a bio-break and needed to eat dinner.

We were about 30 miles outside of Columbus, OH on I-71 when I exited the Interstate and parked in the rear of a gas station.

As soon as I peeled out off of my seat then walked to the rear of the vehicle I heard a “SMACK” then, not three seconds later, a young child began to cry.

How Volunteering Will Make You More Productive
11/13

We are all busy.... too busy to find time to get a hair cut, let alone volunteer. So why do we volunteer?

Because it builds community and we are driven to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. 

Deviate intentionally asks our clients to create goals within community because of the value it adds to us living a productive, fulfilling life. When we contrite to being architects of change, we are better able to handle stress and feel happier overall.

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