Today, More Than Ever, We Could All Use a Little Grace

Over the last few weeks and months, we’ve all been pushed out of our comfort zones… and we mean pushed. Like a bird getting kicked out of the nest, we’ve all had to learn to fly quickly. With that, there have been glitches, hitches, and malfunctions. Technology doesn’t always cooperate, kids invade our Zoom calls, and the way we’ve always done things has been uprooted in ways we could have never expected. In the middle of all that, there’s one thing we can all share a little more of...

By |2020-04-29T15:09:54-05:00April 29th, 2020|

Leaders, today, we need to lead…

Leaders, today, we need to lead... We've spent more time in the last month than ever video-conferencing with our clients. Zoom, Hangouts, Skype, GoToMeeting… Pick your favorite, and we've used it. The conversations have been motivating, uplifting, and sometimes raw. We all have a lot going on right on. The most interesting part of these chats was this one common thread: As leaders, today, more than ever, we need to lead. Before we dig in any deeper, we want to start with this: we are ALL leaders. Leadership is not and has never been tied to a title. If you're reading this today, you lead somewhere in your life. Leadership is for all of us. So, with that in mind, here are ten examples of what leadership for today looks like…

By |2020-04-22T19:29:38-05:00April 22nd, 2020|

Goal “Resetting” – Pivoting When Your Goals Have Blown Up

Back on February 4th, none of us could have imagined what our world would look like today. It was the beginning of 2020, the economy was good, and we were optimistic. Then COVID-19 hit with a wave of challenges none of us expected or saw coming. So what do you do when the goals you set just a few months earlier have been blown up?

By |2020-04-15T16:01:18-05:00April 15th, 2020|

Better Not Bitter

HOPE. We don’t have this word included in our core values, but maybe we should. Recently one of our partners, Beau Nordby, shared some time with Jaime Adam Taets on the SuperPower Success Podcast. What Beau shared about choosing “better” over “bitter” was genuine, from the heart, and timely for the days we’re in right now. Here are five highlights from their amazing conversation…

By |2020-04-08T16:53:13-05:00April 8th, 2020|

Take Advantage of This Pitstop

If you've ever watched cars racing, you've likely witnessed a crash. While they're cleaning up the debris on the track, the pace car comes out, and all the racers have to slow down. In that moment, when going fast is not an option, the smart drivers take advantage of the opportunity and make a pitstop. Here are three insights that you should be paying attention to when things slow down...

By |2020-04-01T15:44:51-05:00April 1st, 2020|

Seeing the World from Above the Clouds

The numbers keep rising, and the world keeps changing. From where we’re standing, things can look pretty grim. It reminds us of a flight we took on a cloudy morning from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. As our plane took off the skies were overcast and dark, but as we broke through the cloud deck, we were greeted by an explosion of vibrant sunshine and expansive blue skies. The sun had been there the whole time, it was just hidden by the clouds. Some thoughts from OrangeBall on seeing above the clouds when everything looks dark...

By |2020-03-19T08:11:08-05:00March 18th, 2020|

Does Your Logo Really Matter?

Nike and their swoosh. Target and their bullseye. Starbucks and their mermaid. Barbie with her pink signature. Apple with their... apple. We’ve been doing a lot of logo designs lately, and it got us thinking... For these familiar, global brands, their logos are simple marks that signify something much more significant. So what if you’re not Nike or Apple? Does your logo really matter, and is it something you should pay any attention to?

By |2020-03-11T18:26:40-05:00March 11th, 2020|

Life on the Skinny Branches – Becoming Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Our good friends Jaime Taets and Erica Roelike from Keystone Group just released a Superpower Success Podcast episode that asked this question, “Are you comfortable being uncomfortable?” They went on to talk about a simple concept. To grow, we need to put ourselves in uncomfortable positions that challenge us. Put another way, the comfort zone is the danger zone. With that in mind, stop and think for a moment. Professionally or personally, are you doing anything today that feels uncomfortable? Here’s where that question led us...

By |2020-02-27T13:04:12-06:00February 27th, 2020|
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