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Having Your BestDay

If you believe the national surveys, only 30% of employees enjoy what they do for a living. Life is too short to waste our time doing something that does not inspire us. Sometimes we just need to see the examples of others to help us chart our own course. When we meet people who love their craft - they inspire us.

Our blog, “Having Your BestDay”, are personal first-hand experiences graciously provided by members of our team, as well as other thoughts that inspire us, information that makes us think, and insights we have learned over time.

I missed the entire Springsteen concert!

July 12, 1984. I am sitting on the grass at Alpine Valley, Wisconsin with my best friend Eric and his younger sister Juli. We are there, wait for it, at the "Born in the USA" tour to see Bruce Springsteen. Yeah, THAT tour!

June 22, 2022

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No, no, not me

One of the organizations I worked for was full of small “p” politics. Our employee recognition program should have given out Emmy Awards as there was more drama than a day-time soap opera. Looking back now, the headwaters of the drama came from a lack of trust, a lack of accountability, and self-preservation skills that had been learned over time.

June 15, 2022

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Dancing in the Rain

We all face adversity at some time in our life, where we are met with challenges that tap into our emotions and drain our energy. The problem with adversity is that most people see it as a negative when actually these challenges can become a very positive experience that can lead to personal growth.

June 8, 2022

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Gagging on your toothbrush

I had a dream that I was running out of a building that was collapsing. As I ran down the hallway, the ceilings and walls behind me were caving in. I made it out of the building in one piece. Most dreams I can't remember, but this one sticks with me. It got me thinking - how do you know when it is time to leave an organization that feels like it is figuratively collapsing around you? Here are a few indicators that worked for me:

June 1, 2022

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Real Men Quilt

They say you shouldn't meet your heroes, just in case actually getting to know them ruins the image you've conjured up — not so, in my case. In fact, my Dad was a hero to me and many others.

May 25, 2022

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Take this job and...

We have talked about this before, but here are three simple reasons why you should hit the delete button on a scorched earth resignation email.

May 18, 2022

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What do your values mean

I have an embarrassing confession to make. No, not the one where I accidentally walked into the wrong gender restroom at work. The other thing. Our son was stranded in an airport by an airline. Had we not called him happenstance, he would have spent a night on an airport bench. Here is the 'oh I wish I could relive time' part - I sent the following letter to the airlines after speaking to their customer service agent.

May 4, 2022

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Looking for a regular dose of inspiration - no strings attached? We are always on the hunt for people having their best day, and love to share what we find.


To unleash every person’s worth by fueling their spark so they can have their BestDay.

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