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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

What causes us to be stuck in life

When I went to help out in Boulder during the floods, my car got stuck in the mud. It was literally like driving into quicksand. I had to hire a tow truck to bail me out. Life can often feel

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Endings as Beginnings

I read an article somewhere with the title, “What is it about Toy Story 3 that makes grown men cry?” The movie had just come out and was getting plenty of accolades. I went and watched it with the title

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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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