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4 Steps to Quit Saving Money for the Wrong Reasons

For the last three years I've been using my wheelchair as a desk chair in my office. It's not comfortable, not even a little. I'm practical and it just seemed that having one wheeled chair was enough. I put up with it creating more pain than…

Give Up Expectations, Receive Love

  In the simplest of terms, the message of Christmas is to Love One Another. Why do we sometimes find this so hard to do? The answer is just as simple - We want to be in control. Our way, our expectations, our ideas of how things…
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Genuine Stories Create Extraordinary IMPACT

On an ideal day, before starting work I’ll meditate, write in a journal and read a devotional. If feeling really crazy I’ll exercise. It helps to begin the day with solid footing and elevated aspirations. Yesterday morning I read…
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A Crash Course in Leadership

  It’s Not Enough to Just Show Up Woody Allen once said that “Seventy percent of success is showing up.” Too often, however, we have leaders in place that simply show up and conduct business as usual. They give out instructions,…
Elisa Hays Speaker
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Be Genuine while Faking It

On June 14 three years ago, I woke up in my own bed for the first time after three and a half months in hospitals. It was a Saturday and we had a birthday party for our daughter Sarah. I stepped into a bright new day and the beginning of getting…
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How to Get Off the Leash

We live with continuous bombardment of interruptions - phone calls, emails, texts, Facebook messages, people dropping by, etc, etc rinse and repeat. They can all seem equally important and demanding. We don't want to miss anything, disappoint…
Mother's Day - Elisa Hays _ Keynote Speaker
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A Mother's Foresight

  Emotional intelligence is blah, blah, blah. Wait, what? As humans, we are encouraged to be emotionally intelligent; just two weeks ago I brought up the importance of being empathetic and how it can positively enhance a workplace. But…
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Empathy

Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Not too long ago, one of my employees had to do what every employee dreads most: Call their boss to confess that they did something wrong. Prior to the event, I had told…
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Go… And Be of Service

In a mere 14 days, people around North America came together to raise over $54,000 to get a woman back home to her family. A strong and supportive team that had worked day and night to keep this woman alive transported her out of an ICU on Good…
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I Dare You to be Brave!

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, `I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ … If you fail anywhere…