If you want to succeed, you have to be passionate about your work. It has to be true. Motivational speakers around the globe say so. The prestigious consulting firm Deloitte quantified it in a report that said, “Up to 87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to [...]
Everyone makes mistakes. Successful people and organizations don't repeat them. The Five Friends share insights on mistakes that they see repeated by themselves and others.
From Larry Winget: Most reach the end of the year and look back to do some evaluation. If you haven’t done that yet, do it now. Seriously, stop right now and look back at the last eleven months and give yourself a ten second gut check critique of your life, [...]
We all have challenges, and you can't overcome them if you don't acknowledge them. The Five Friends share their biggest challenges in this video blog. So what's your challenge? And, what are you doing to overcome it?
Father's Day will be here soon, and it started us thinking about lessons we learned from our fathers. We hope you enjoy them. From Mark Sanborn: My father spoke much good advice with me, but he demonstrated even more. What impacted me most happened one holiday season when I was a boy. My [...]
From Randy Pennington: We fired the service that had done all of our lawn care, landscaping, tree trimming, and holiday lights for 17 years. There wasn’t one single incident that caused us to leave. It was the culmination of a number of little things over an 18 month period. In [...]
This is the first reader question we have answered in the Five Friends blog. It seems many want to know how we all got started in this business and we are happy to share that with you. Remember, if you have a question, be sure to let one of us [...]
Leadership is about the ability to influence others – nothing more and nothing less. It has less to do with position and is more about credibility, trust, and bringing out the best in yourself and others. There are many myths about what makes a great leader. Here are ten that [...]
Jennifer Lopez applauded. Meryl Streep almost leapt to her feet. Social media exploded. If Patricia Arquette’s goal was to get people talking, her plea for wage equality between women and men was a huge success. Now for the hard part: making the change. It made me think of an example [...]
Joe Calloway Spend more time with your kids. Nothing but good can come from it. Stop waiting for someone else to “fix it.” Go fix it yourself. Read more books. Watch less TV. Have that conversation you’ve been avoiding. Don’t waste time with people you can’t stand. Stay in touch [...]