Inspiration is Everywhere-Never Give Up

Could you imagine Dr.Seuss books not existing? They are a staple in our homes and our childhoods. Their words have left an everlasting impression on us and have taught us so many simple life lessons. From Oh the Places You'll Go to The Cat and the Hat, each one of us has a special favorite book. Now classics, these books may not have existed without the determination of Theodore, now known as Dr.Seuss. Watch his inspirational story on how with ingenuity, pure determination and a good friend these books came to be. 

3 Tools to Make Your Holiday Season More Full of Joy!

It is the most wonderful time of the year....right? It certainly is full of an abundance of wonderful things and events but it is also one of the busiest and financially stressful times of the year for many. To combat all of the "To-do" lists and overwhelm, here are three tools to help. 

1. Watch this:

Even with the holidays, there can be too much of a good thing and over-scheduling can happen without us being conscious of it. Be mindful of your time and learn how to say no. Also don't beat yourself up for making things easier for yourself...instead, embrace the opportunities. Need to have 2 dozen cookies for your child's classroom tomorrow? Go ahead and purchase store-bought if you don't have time to spend in the kitchen. Hosting a big holiday gathering? It is ok to not get out all of the fancy plates and keep things simplistic.

What matters most this season is the quality time with those we love....not the details that we often give ourselves a hard time about.

2. Download this App called Moment.


Want to know how much time you are really wasting on your phone and what you are doing on your phone so much? Download the Moment app to find out.

Moment is an iOS app that automatically tracks how much you use your iPhone and iPad each day. If you’re using your phone too much, you can set daily limits on yourself and be notified when you go over. You can even force yourself off your device when you’re over your limit.


3. Savor The Good News


Now that you have freed up so much time from using your phone less, check out Good Newspaper for their print, online and podcast versions of extraordinarily good news that will be sure to lift your spirits.

A Special Color Formulation, Treating our Clients and Stepping Outside of Your Box!

Jeff Taylor of THRIVE explains in the video above a magical color formulation for a rich brunette, a tip to make your clients or staff feel extra special and how putting a bulletin board in your break room to highlight associates can make a world of difference!

Looking for some more great ideas from THRIVE to wow your clients and team? Contact us for more details! 

What is your "Why?"

This week, we encourage you to find your "Why," Meaning, what is your intention behind all of your actions?

From our simple daily tasks to the extraordinary things we do for others, why do you feel compelled to do the things that you do?

Many times, we walk through the world on autopilot. We do not think of our intentions behind our actions. From the foods we consume to the way we speak to those closest to us, each decision is an important one. It is crucial to work on being mindful and present so we can be more conscious of our "Why" throughout the day. 

It is especially important to be intentional about our acts of giving. In our times, acts of kindness can be used almost as a marketing technique for ourselves. From individuals to large organizations, outreach is seen as a component of business and lifestyle. As the image above portrays, acts of kindness should be done from your heart, not with the expectation of anything in return. Your "Why" is just as powerful, if not more powerful, than your actions themselves. 

Stoicism an Operation for Thriving in High Stress Environments.

Tim Ferriss has suffered through over 50 bipolar episodes in his lifetime. Through facing his struggles, he has a helpful formula for us all.

Tim encourages us to face our struggles head-on through a process that has helped him. By defining, preventing and repairing our issues, we can go on to lead healthy lives. This isn't about perfection, it is about reality. Taking a look at our deepest inner challenges can lead us to the most growth.

It is not the simple choices that lead to spectacular lives, but the challenging questions that only we can answer.