Night sky with new moon illuminating clouds

What happens before the perfect day?

I’ve been involved in a couple conversations lately that either start with or end with the question “what keeps you up at night?” It seems like that question is always asked with an implied negative.

I had an experience recently that reminded me the things that keep you up at night can also be the most positive, exciting, challenging things in your life and I want to share that experience with you. 

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Looking down a spiraling circular staicase

Do you ever feel like you’re in a funk? You know you want to fix it, but either can’t…or won’t?

I caught myself in one of those downward spirals recently, and even though I felt I knew what to do to get out of that malaise, I wasn’t executing on it. Here’s what I did.

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Business or Personal? BOTH

More than once in my career I’ve had someone say ” It’s not personal, it’s just business.” That expression has always rubbed me the wrong way. I believe that’s because I take my work personally. I just got a reminder about why this matters.

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A basket ball soars towards the rim of a chained basketball hoops.

As we got close to the court, I was uneasy, even uncomfortable. I didn’t want to embarrass myself and I knew there was no way I could run with the group that was assembled there. I think Headley could sense my nervousness, because he came over and encouraged me: “Come on now, let’s go get these guys.” I told him, “I don’t even know how to play this game! And I don’t want to be the one that is responsible for defeat.” He chuckled and replied, “well that’s not gonna happen, so let’s go!”

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A man with two shadows reaches for the sky.

To start 2023, I committed to sharing life lessons learned. I let you know the reason for sharing was to honor the people who’ve taught me. As I was thinking about all those amazing people, and the wonderful lessons they shared, I started making a list. Some I’ve written about in previous posts…..the Power of Three, Practice or Quit, and Nothing on the Floor easily came to mind. Today the lesson that stands out for me as I reset and reignite future opportunities, is something my wife taught me in 1997.

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Landscape of parade platoons standing ready in courtyard at Westpoint Military Academy

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, we’re republishing a recent article by our CMO, Sheryl Tullis.

Yesterday I received a surprise package in the mail. Leaning up against my door was a long, narrow box, addressed from my brother, Trey. I brought it into the house and eagerly unwrapped yards of bubble wrap. Inside was something I thought was lost forever.

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Small cat with a tiger shadow that represents the power inside.

To start 2023, I committed to sharing life lessons learned. I let you know the reason for sharing was to honor the people who’ve taught me. As I was thinking about all those amazing people, and the wonderful lessons they shared, I started making a list. Some I’ve written about in previous posts…..the Power of Three, Practice or Quit, and Nothing on the Floor easily came to mind. Today the lesson that stands out for me as I reset and reignite future opportunities, is something my wife taught me in 1997.

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A calendar that shows February 2nd with a reset button below.

RESET DAY     I can’t observe Groundhog Day without recalling the classic movie. In fact, I’ve come to think of February 2 as Reset Day. The premise of the film is that the central character (Phil) – a jaded, egotistical weatherman – gets stuck in a loop; he wakes every day to find it’s Groundhog Day…

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Row of fresh baseball uniforms in lockers to symbolize a fresh start.

In July of this year, I was involved with an exit in one of our (TAG’s) largest companies: Launch Consulting Group. As we moved through the process, the excitement and sense of accomplishment was euphoric. But as the process wound down, I was introduced to feelings I had never experienced.
Rather than being jubilant and ecstatic, I found myself melancholy and lonely.

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An open notebook with blank pages awaiting New Year resolutions

It occurred to me that year after year, I make one resolution or another. And year after year, shortly after the celebrations are over, I fail to keep the commitment I had made myself. This year I wanted to change that, so I decided these elements needed to be present to give me a chance of being successful with any resolution I might make.

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