Oct 27, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Mistakes Will Happen, Expect It

Why are mistakes so hard to swallow? You know that sinking feeling in your stomach, the sweaty palms and the voice in your head screaming "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!?" This feeling might be something similar to getting pulled over for the first time, discovering your checking account is overdrawn or accidentally running into the car in front of you while your attention was diverted (on something completely not worth the accident). It's a terrible feeling.

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Topics: Attitude, Life-Long Learning

Oct 20, 2016 10:30:00 AM

How to Make Today a Great Day

Trying to raise a child could be compared to being in a large boardroom during the negotiations of a hostile takeover. Over the last seven years that I have been blessed (or in negotiations) with my child, I have noticed that I have acquired new skills and honed existing ones, some of which are often utilized in the professional world.

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Topics: Attitude

Jul 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Is Your Life on Standby or Engaged? It’s Your Choice

We’ve all heard the pros and cons of group projects. It’s a great experience if all team members bring something to the table and work well together. But, what if that isn’t the case? It’s easy for the attitude to emerge of going on standby. You know, the attitude of just standing by to see what happens next. Or waiting to see who will make the next move.  

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Topics: Building a Wise Firm, Attitude

Apr 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The Difference Between Success and Failure: Attitude and Ownership

What does the concept of WE and SERVICE mean to you? For me, this concept is foundational, it is fundamental to my purpose. At HORNE, it has become our “North Star” for the way we make decisions, always pointing us to true north. When we think about a WE and SERVICE approach, I think it can be evaluated as two main components: attitude and ownership. For me, and for our team, the importance of a positive attitude and an ownership mentality make all the difference in our journey to build the Wise Firm.

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Topics: Building a Wise Firm, Culture, Attitude

Nov 19, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Life Doesn’t Have an Easy Button, but You Are in Control

“No one said it would be easy.  No one said it would be this hard.  No one said it would be easy.  No one thought we’d come this far.

This chorus from rocker Sheryl Crow’s hit, “No One Said It Would Be Easy,” rings in my head from time to time.  In an imperfect world with imperfect people, trials confront each of us from time to time.  But really, does it have to be this hard?  At work, in relationships, in finances and elsewhere, we run the race of life only to be drained (or strained) to the point we become discouraged or depressed.  So how in the world does someone keep a positive attitude in a world filled with negative events, negative conversation and a negative outlook – all of which seem to take center stage?  The answer may be closer than you think!

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Topics: Culture, Attitude