Empower Yourself

Jun
29

Trep Tip: How to Run your Life More Like a Business

It is common practice in the business world for owners to take time to work “on” their business instead of “in” it, to use frameworks and build strategies in order to achieve specific goals. Whether you are running a stand at a farmers market or hold a seat on an executive board, there is a […]

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Jun
22

Are you comfortable or are you growing?

I’d like to start by sharing my own personal story, one that has consumed much of my time outside of work over the last two years. It all started when my wife and I decided to buy a house. As most of you with house hunting experience know, it is a long and drawn out […]

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Jun
20

6 ways to get more out of professional development

Conferences or sessions, courses or meetings – ongoing professional development and learning is a cornerstone to a successful career. Much like any association relationship, what we get out of these opportunities can be enhanced by what we put into it. When registering or choosing a session, it is typical to find a description of the […]

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Jun
05

4 ways we trick our own brains

Picture 2050. Has the war over scarce resources begun yet? Is this all happening during an Ice Age brought on by global warming? In their book “Abundance,” Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler offer a counter-narrative to the doom and gloom you’re so used to hearing. They explain that there are cutting-edge technologies in the works that […]

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Jun
04

Let’s not forget why we’re in the association business

Perhaps it’s been some of the political talk of banning refugees and immigrants based on religion or perhaps it’s evidence that some of the low-end politics of my association life have finally gotten to me, but during a recent day off, I somehow got it into my head to do something that I had meant […]

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May
31

3 lessons from John Spence

We had the privilege of conducting a webinar with John Spence, the author of “Awesomely Simple.” A business consultant and speaker, he has worked with all sorts of organizations, including Fortune 100 companies. If you weren’t able to listen in, here are three takeaways we think are especially relevant. 1. Millennials are upping our expectations […]

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