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Leader Profile: Carmen Rustenbeck, IBPSA

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How Do You Make Decisions?

Decisions happen daily – and how do we make them?

Recently I made a decision that hurts my heart. Does that happen to you?

How do you overcome that pit of your gut feeling from a decision you made?

Maybe it’s not something you can overcome, rather it’s something you ponder, act on and live with.

The decision I made was to give my beloved hogster, Herbert, to a home that had another pig so he could have friends and a better life.

The reasoning behind this decision was pondered, considered, weighed and discussed with multiple people whom I respect and trust and yet, and yet, not an easy decision; not one I ever thought I would make.

Yet, this decision once made and carried out turned out to be a lovely thing for Herbert. He was given to a home of pet lovers who had a single female pig also looking for a friend.

And I miss him.

Herbert is better off, I’m happy that it worked out for him, and now I’m living with it.

Some decisions, even those that are sound and right and in the right spirit, simply hurt your heart. There is nothing you can do about heart hurts except let them heal. I’ve also learned they hurt less when you know the decision was right for the other party.

If you have a way you heal your heart when decisions you make, though good, still twist your insides, I would love to hear about them.

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Shawna

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Monday Mindset: Are you being the best you can be?

Are you being the best you can be?

What is your intention for the week?

Ask yourself…

Are you the type of person that you would like to spend the rest of your life with?

Since you’ll be spending the rest of your life with you…

What do you need to improve?

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Leader Profile: Mary Ann Ruud and Dawn Hallgren

One thing leaders do is gain inspiration from other leaders. Listen to Mary Ann Ruud of Raised Right Pets sage generational advice.

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The Day We May Forget

18 years ago I was on vacation in Maui and staying at a remote cabin with no television or electronics. That morning my husband at the time turned to me and said, “We have no idea what is happening in the world, do we?” and he smiled and I smiled back. Paradise surrounded us.

Later that day I called my office and chastised a team member for her lack luster greeting to which she got quiet and said, “You don’t know what happened, do you?”

There are things we all may remember about that day. Where we were. How we heard. Who we most wanted to reach for. Today, there are high school graduates who have no memory of 911. Anyone younger than 18 didn’t experience it, and those of us that did grow older. As the tragedies continue, like school shootings, devastating tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes and floods it feels like there is much loss and grief to remember, or not.

I say this because what we remember about out past is ours. One thing that has served me well in life and business is remembering mostly what went well. The joys and achievements rather than the loss and the pain.

On September 11, 2001, many people stepped up to help one another. From reports at the scene, humanity came forth with open arms. On the island where we got stuck because flight were banned, strangers gathered, hotels extended stays and distraught travels were provided for.

This day is one that many people were affected by, and many now alive were not. Are you remembering the good things that came out of it?

What if from this day forward you focused on remembering more of what went right?

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Shawna

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