Aug 18, 2016

The Enemy of Great

The Importance of Challenge   Did you know that good is the enemy of great? At least that is what James Collins wrote in his book Good to Great. He believes that we settle for good in our life, in our relationships and in our businesses. Good distracts us from what we are really capable of...

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Jul 30, 2016

Conscious Community Survey Results

The results are in! We asked for your feedback and we were pleasantly overwhelmed by your response. Thank you to the 65 people who responded to our request. The winners of the $50 Amazon Gift Cards are Barbara Nova, Cameron Schaefer and Virginia Lukei and will receive their prizes in the mail soon. The results...

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Jul 29, 2016

Creating a New Norm

The Effect of Emotional Intelligence on the Bottom Line       Do you cry at work? What do you think would happen if you shed a tear in your office? I’m not suggesting that you cry out of self-pity or complaint. I am suggesting you express how much something means to you. Share...

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Jul 13, 2016

Introducing – The Client Intention Project

“Innovation is change that unlocks new value.” – Jamie Notter Productive Learning is committed to ensuring our client family is cared for, nurtured and assisted in the challenges you seek to overcome and the successes you hope to bring into your life. It is for that reason that we are pleased to announce the Client...

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Jun 4, 2016

One Step at a Time

When I was around ten years old, I went to the mountains with my YMCA group. There had been a heavy snow and we could not drive all the way to our cabins. We had to park off the highway and load our bags onto the inner tubes and sleds we had brought. As...

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Jul 11, 2014

31 Flavors of Motivation

When we are motivated it is because we think it’s better to do something than not do something. The reason it would seem better would have to be investigated with each situation, but still the general concept that we think it’s better is the determining factor. How do we determine what’s better? Well as...

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Feb 5, 2014

Are you enriching the lives of others?

Somehow we must enrich the lives of others.  We must add to the greater good more than we take. This is an individual responsibility but I believe that ultimately it is best achieved when we join hands with others and make it a group’s intent to do good, to serve and to heal.  In...

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Dec 27, 2013

Where is Your Attention? Appreciation is a choice.

In the coming year, pay attention to the conversations going on around you.  In addition, pay attention to the conversations you are having with others. Are they driven by the thoughts and feelings that you want to characterize your life?  The things we give our attention to are critical in defining the substance and...

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Nov 25, 2013

An Interview With a Client

Our clients inspire us. I am sure their success will inspire you… One of our clients began his journey with Productive Learning when Betty Jo Waxman presented “Does Your Thinking Limit Your Success?” at his office. He realized there was a gap between who he was at the time, and what he saw as...

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Nov 25, 2013

Do you expect miracles?

As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.The Wisdom of the SandsAntione de Saint-Exupery For the first time in my life I am excited about what I do not know, for I can finally see that not knowing means the possibilities are endless.Lindon Crow Do you expect...

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Oct 25, 2013

What you want already exists

The idea that everything we want already exists and is available to us now is a very intriguing idea.  The fact that the only thing that keeps us from fully realizing what we want is our focus or our mental and emotional preparedness, can be an intimidating thought.  We might have to face some...

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Sep 27, 2013

An Email From A Client

I hope this email will convey the emotion and appreciation I have for the work you do. My husband told me he is getting a nice bonus at work, and we discussed how much he would be getting after taxes.  It’s enough for me to dream a little bit about doing some much needed...

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