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Two ways to respond to set backs

We were made for the struggle. Exposure to struggles, setbacks, and adversities can steel us to function better than expected with future challenges. Helen Keller, no stranger to adversity, wisely said “A happy life consists not in the absence, but

Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Behavior, Change, Core Abilities, courage, crisis, Hope, Mental Wellness, mind set, perseverance, Persistent Adaptation, resilience, stress, success

Don’t live the narrative of defeat

His eyes met the eyes of his betrayer on the battlefield. What little life was left in him seeped away like a deflated balloon; limp, lifeless, and empty. How could comrades betray him so blatantly? He had put his trust

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Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Behavior, Change, courage, despair, Failure, Hope, mind set, perseverance, success

Three factors that block relationships

It goes without saying that relationships are important. We are social creatures and know ourselves through the feedback of a community. Even in the best of circumstances, maintaining relationships that thrive takes a lot of work and savvy. It doesn’t

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Posted in Attitude, Behavior, Friendship, Relationships, resilience

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Jeff Vankooten is a speaker and author focusing on the power of resilience to effectively engage the challenges of change. He helps leaders, businesses, and organizations develop the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly unpredictable business environment.
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