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Our environment is malleable!
Our path is to be defined by us!

How do you practice shaping your space?
What #learninsnmissteps do you have around redefining your reality?

#DEMOthedivide #RipplesOfImpact #destiny #DepthBuilder #servitude #environment


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Sometimes I get stuck on words.
Those shiny fancy words that seem to pop up everywhere.
I wonder is it an SEO thing, does the meaning become diluted?

Todays word is #empowerment
How do you use it or more importantly how do you do it

#SEO #mondaymotivation #influence #DEMOthedivide

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This hug celebrates those rare individuals who have found a way to earn trust at every level of the organization. Mr Buddy Brumley is the source of this thought. The challenge to you is to celebrate that special soul in your organization.

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This thought describes my practice for selecting change leaders. It is best used to spread the load and maintain the growth and development of your team.

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Time is a precious resource, and under attack by everything. It is up to us to guard our time in order to deliver on our commitments and realize our goals. The Time Bandits abound, and it is up to us to ensure we hold them at bay.

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We’ve all heard about the importance of integrating more STEM into children’s education, but could STEM magnet schools be the future of education in America and around the globe? Is it the best way to get more women into the trades and construction industry?



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Kate Gause shares her life lesson around dealing with imbalanced expectations and coming to terms with seeking help. Many of us paralyze ourselves because we view needing help as a weakness. Still when others come to us for help, we experience joy.

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March 13, 2022

Authenticity and me

In this hug Jesse Hernandez walks through how he reconciles showing up as his full self. Through trial and error and giving ourselves permission to be us we can experience the highest quality of life.

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Jesse Hernandez talks about sweat equity improvement. This suped up version of time & motion studies helped him and other construction leaders learn how to get buy in from trade partners. He shares how he has followed a similar path of Lean consultants and coaches and now operates to better serve t…

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March 7, 2022

Smiles in the streets

how do you explore a new city? What is that private thing you do that makes you smile and appreciate where you are? Traveling for business or leisure how do you take in the city?

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What are the best ways to avoid job site conflict? Why is it important to invest in your employees? What if there was a leadership and professional development course created by tradespeople for tradespeople? Well, get ready because this week’s guest has tons of insights on job site management and …

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Posting content, be authentic, study, plan all theses things are out there for people to digest in preparation for getting their voice out there. I studied this too and the one thing I know is none of it matters if you dont post.

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Feb. 20, 2022

Monumental experiences

This hug is sparked by a skyscraper in New York City. On our lifes path there are many monuments along the way some are made of steel, stone, and concrete. Others are in the form of mentors, advisors, and experiences. What are the monuments in your life?

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We need to bring love and meaning back into the construction industry. Like a relationship, if your life and your career are built on a strong foundation of love, care, and compassion, it’s going to take something tremendous to tear you down. So, how can we start pouring these elements into the fou…

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Although there’s an immense lack of skilled tradespeople, there’s still tremendous investment going into our nation’s infrastructure. It’s great that the US has the money to improve infrastructure, but if you don’t have the people to do the work, it can’t be done. That’s why Rock the Trades was bor…

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We have indulged in the missteps of many a celebrity as they were consumed by fame. Are we immune? How do you stay grounded?

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Christopher Brenchley with Rock The Trades drops this beauty on us. The skilled craft workers are a large contributor to our every day comforts. They have the tools, knowledge and grit to continue serving on a daily basis.

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Jan. 30, 2022

Cut through the noise

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Jan. 23, 2022

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Our purpose while we are walking on this planet is to share our gifts and talents. Barbie the Welder inspires this thought from Jesse Hernandez. Both of these individuals are advocates for the skilled trades and entrepreneurs who have an uplifting message to share with the world.

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