Nov 30, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments

Interesting vs. Important

A foundational question for evaluating a breakthrough in your business or in your life is, “Am I pursuing something simply because it is interesting?” Ask yourself if what you’re pursuing is interesting or if it’s important. If it is important, it will always be interesting. Not all interesting questions are important. Follow the path that […]

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Nov 10, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments

How Do You Get in The Zone?

In the 90's, Art = Life = Art. Today, Humor = Life = Truth. This recent Kia commercial is funny and also reflects a truth about the 21st century workforce (across all generations) that is building and serving in all our companies. The zone is a real psychological, neuro-chemical experience. The author Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi's [...]

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Nov 05, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments

Design Your Big Break Every Day

In his book, Made in America, Sam Walton provides us with years of down-to-earth business wisdom. My favorite? The question that linked his daily committed focus to his lasting legacy. Sam did not begin his journey of building one of the most influential retail businesses in the world by thinking of his legacy. Yet, a […]

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Nov 04, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments


The first step for breakthrough is adaptation. Adaptation requires that we get a realistic picture of yourself or the situation as it currently is. This requires mindfulness, as described by Chade-Meng Tan in his bookSearch Inside Yourself — mindfulness of yourself, now, completely in this moment. Mindfulness of who you are and what is happening […]

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Nov 03, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments

How to Think Like Steve Jobs

The name Steve Jobs is synonymous with exploring, discovering and finding a way, learning through failure and propelling forward to core success. Jobs invented a new, better reality — one that he envisioned for humanity and the world. His life was built through an intentionally iterative design process. He held a conviction for what he […]

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Nov 02, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments


What’s the number one productivity tool for billionaire Oprah Winfrey? Awareness. Every day she wakes up naturally — no alarm clocks — and the very first thought in her mind is an awareness of oneness with all that is in her life and in the world. How can we use this for innovation? A successful […]

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