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Have you ever had a group of people staring at you and expecting you to know the answers to their questions? When you think of a leader, perhaps you imagine someone standing on a stage in front of hundreds (or even thousands) or you picture someone at the head of a long table with dozens of people with their swivel chairs facing this bold leader at the head of the room.

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The Power of Reflecting

How often do you slow down and take the time to reflect on how things are going at work? Odds are good that it’s not as often as you’d like. It is easy to get swept away with the pace of the world, but the price of this pace is steep.

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Laura Sue Johnson

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Cheering for Others

There are few things in this life that get me more excited than cheering for others. It is one of the simplest things we can do for people around us, and yet, we often miss these opportunities.

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Laura Sue Johnson

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The Importance of Healthy Work Culture

When we set out to build a business, we are often focused on and passionate about a specific product, mission, or service. As business grows, so does our team. In the midst of that growth, the idea of culture can either get lost in the shuffle or ignored altogether because we tend to place a lot of focus and energy in productivity and efficiency.

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Laura Sue Johnson

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How to Leave Work at Work

Have you ever struggled to leave work at work? When I was a teacher, it took me close to a decade to realize I needed to prioritize my own well-being ahead of work. The endless stack of papers, lesson plans, documentation, emails, phone calls, etc. were always waiting on me and because I felt like I could never get ahead, I failed to implement healthy boundaries between work and home.

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Laura Sue Johnson

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Showing Appreciation at Work

Have you ever had this experience? It’s Friday afternoon (or even well into the weekend) and it dawns on you that you forgot to highlight something a teammate accomplished earlier that week or maybe it was someone’s birthday, work anniversary, etc. and it simply slipped your mind. It happens to the best of us!

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Laura Sue Johnson

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Maximizing Your Virtual Conference Experience: Tips for Success

Virtual conferences have become increasingly popular as a means to connect, learn, and network from the comfort of our homes. While attending a virtual conference offers many benefits, it also presents unique challenges in terms of engagement and participation.

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Laura Sue Johnson

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3 Ways Vulnerability is an Asset in the Workplace

Most people are taught at an early age that vulnerability ("uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure", according to Brené Brown) is scary. Whether it be in an interaction with a family member, teacher, or schoolmate, many of us learned when we were quite young that being vulnerable is weakness and is to be avoided at all costs. For many of us, that led to a deep, on-going striving for perfection. Perfectionism ultimately became our defense.

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Laura Sue Johnson

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AI and Leadership: Letting a Team Member Go

You’ve probably noticed the rise in discussing Artificial Intelligence over the past few months. Specifically, the rapid growth of a tool called ChatGPT. Today we’re exploring how ChatGPT might aid our work in leadership and professional development.

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Erik Reagan

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Lifelong Learning

Have you ever stopped to consider if you’re still learning in the room you’re in or if you’ve outgrown that space? Being the smartest person in the room isn’t an advantage. It’s a sign that you’re probably in the wrong room!

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Inda Deleon

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Navigating Challenging Seasons

We all encounter challenging seasons in life. We don’t always know why. And we can’t always control the circumstances. But we can control how we respond. How we respond can either cause us more stress or can result in finding solutions. And challenging seasons can lead to our growth.

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Inda Deleon

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$1,051,548.90 of medical debt—GONE

When we launched Built on Purpose in late August, we set our sights high for generosity. Giving back is woven deeply into our mission and even sits at the root of our primary goal for our first ten years in business.

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Erik Reagan

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A Resolutions Check-in

We’re officially one month into the year. Did you set any resolutions or goals for the year? How are those going? Let’s pause today for a quick check-in.

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Inda Deleon

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Failing Forward

Failure: a word many of us fear. It often means we didn’t accomplish what we were working towards. It can keep us from trying because we don’t want to experience the feeling of failure again. It’s a strong word that can hold us back — or drive us forward.

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What Beliefs Are You Choosing?

Dealing with negative beliefs is something everyone struggles with at some point or another. And for some of us, it’s a regular struggle. Negative beliefs keep us from growing because before we even try something, we’ve already talked ourselves out of it. Believing that we can’t is what keeps us from moving forward and reaching our potential.

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Inda Deleon

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The Law of the Mirror

Do you believe in yourself? It can be easy to pour into others with compassion, encouragement, and support. But do you do that for yourself? Do you speak to yourself in the same manner that you speak to others when they need someone rooting for them?

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Inda Deleon

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Growing Into Consistency

Have you ever had a clear picture of a goal, but lacked the motivation to keep working toward it? Chances are, I know your answer to that question. Motivation is sometimes a fleeting feeling that tends to show up when it wants to, but it won’t be something you feel every day. Then there are days when we really just don’t want to push forward, but we do it anyway. That’s discipline.

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Inda Deleon

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The Average of the Five Around You

You’ve probably heard this phrase before: “You are the average of the five people you surround yourself with the most.” (Often attributed to Jim Rohn.) Your environment plays a big role in who you become in life. And a key part of your environment is who you surround yourself with.

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Inda Deleon

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The Law of the Rubber Band

Growth is often uncomfortable. I love reading personal and professional growth books, and one that we talk about a lot at Built on Purpose is John Maxwell’s The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. In his book, Maxwell provides a helpful analogy of growth via a rubber band. He points out that similar to a rubber band, we need to stretch to grow.

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Inda Deleon

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What's in a Miracle Morning?

I've had many flavors of a morning routine over time. Some routines I've enjoyed and valued more than others. But for a year or so, I've felt dissatisfied with my mornings. Recently, though, The Miracle Morning has revitalized my routine.

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Erik Reagan

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Our $1.5 Million Launch

What if I told you that you could turn a $1 donation into $100 or more of impact? That's a pretty incredible opportunity! And that's what we're doing as we celebrate the official launch of Built on Purpose.

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Erik Reagan

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Stop Trying to Find Time

Time isn't something you can find. Yet, we often convince ourselves that we can't do certain things because we can't "find" the time. Have you ever said this to yourself or someone else?

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Erik Reagan

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You Never Know

Have you ever been meeting, collaborating, or chatting with someone who seemed a little “off” from their norm? If you work with the same people regularly, you know what I mean. Sometimes you can just tell when they aren’t “themselves” in some way.

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Erik Reagan

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Consuming and Doing

I’m a big fan of learn­ing. I’m also a big fan of watch­ing oth­ers learn. It brings me a lot of joy. In fact, the importance of learn­ing runs through this com­pa­ny in the form of one of our Core Values, "Learn out loud."

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Erik Reagan

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Ditching Assumed Constraints

When I was around fif­teen I start­ed learn­ing to play the gui­tar. I was quick­ly addict­ed to the six-stringed muse. Mak­ing music was already part of my life, and fam­i­ly, so the quick­ly devel­oped addic­tion to play­ing was no surprise.

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Erik Reagan

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Power in Vulnerability

Every oth­er week or so I get a ques­tion from some­one who knows I own a busi­ness. They’re ask­ing how busi­ness is going. And it seems they often expect a shield­ed and vague answer.

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Erik Reagan

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Saving Your Greatest Hits

People probably appreciate you. They probably mention it from time to time, too. If you don’t already have a habit of saving those mentions of appreciation, now is the time to start!

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Erik Reagan

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The Fallacy of Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Bal­ance. It’s an often mys­ti­cal tar­get for many. The idea most peo­ple have is that of a two-sided scale. The weight of one side must equal the weight of the oth­er side to achieve ​“bal­ance” prop­er­ly. In the­o­ry that would mean you per­fect­ly bal­ance ​“work” and ​“life” over­all. This is the Bal­ance Equation.

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Erik Reagan