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The road to change: Eight steps to making a smooth transition

Both The Bahamas and the United States have experienced a significant historical change in the past week. In the United States, we witnessed the stunning change of power in the

You will never be successful without passion: Five steps to fire it up

Two weeks ago, I asked an audience filled with young professionals and entrepreneurs the question, “How many of you want to be successful?” The entire room raise their hands. Then I

Three keys to taking control of your time

Summer is soon coming to an end, and we are heading toward the last four months of the year. Fall is a precious time to buckle down and get some

How to build your sales skills

This past weekend I had the privilege of being in the UK to work with a group of entrepreneurs and business professionals at an event called the Mind Your Own

Four steps to your next 90 day plan

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the saw.” — Abraham Lincoln   We are on the brink of a

The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make, pt. 2

In my last article I shared the three biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs make. The points were based on my own entrepreneurial journey and my experiences with other entrepreneurs and one

The three biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make

I recently spoke to a group of emerging entrepreneurs and shared both my exciting and not-so-exciting stories experienced over a 10-year entrepreneurial journey. Following my presentation, several of the audience

Five daily habits of highly successful people

Over the weekend, I spent three days with 15 U.S.-based entrepreneurs who flew to The Bahamas for a private mastermind. The focus of the exclusive mastermind was to strategize together

Maximizing Microsoft Excel for business growth & success

Information — it's the cornerstone of any business. Business leaders and owners are responsible for providing essential data to others and for making smart decisions based on the information they

Five things the team you manage should know about you

If you lead a team in the workplace, and are striving to get maximum performance from your people, here are five things your staff must know about you. You are trust

Five signs you may be emotionally unintelligent

Being emotionally intelligent is one of the most important skills a professional can hone to add ease to achieving success in career and business. It is the ability to recognize

How to keep your staff engaged after a crisis

Hurricane Matthew has left our small country in a state of disrepair. Though we have reason to be grateful, there is much to do to bring restoration. As a business

How managers can get maximum team performance

Many managers may not understand the value of building rapport with those who report to them. However, this is a critical key to helping them shine in their own position

How managers can get maximum team performance

Many managers may not understand the value of building rapport with those who report to them. However, this is a critical key to helping them shine in their own position

How managers can get maximum team performance

Many managers may not understand the value of building rapport with those who report to them. However, this is a critical key to helping them shine in their own position

Five tips to succeed at your new job or position

Congratulations, you got the job or new position. You are fresh and full of zeal. If your goal is to make an impact, if you are just brimming over with

The powerful manager

Managers often label themselves as being aggressive. In other words, they consider themselves to be go-getters. They do not allow anything to hold them back. They go for what they

How to make conversation

If you absolutely hate being in situations that require you to ease awkwardness with insincere chit chat, you are not alone. Online polling company Amplicate, recently found 78% of their

God’s grace has brought us through

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that

Be bold and tell it like it is

“When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold

Love or fear?

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” –

Be zealous in your efforts to advance the kingdom

“Then he said, ‘Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten are found there.’ He answered, “For the sake of ten

Victory will be ours

“Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” – 2 Chronicles 20:15 Some years ago, what was considered as a

The cure for our land is found in the Word of God

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” – 1 Peter 5:6 The Oxford Concise English Dictionary defines “humble” as having or showing

God’s mercies endureth forever

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”– Psalm 91:1 “With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him

Humble yourself, pray, and seek God’s face

“Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth nor mercy nor

Fear God and do what is right

“But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” – Acts 10:35 A few days ago I stopped into a thrift store and there was


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Waiting for the power company

Are you still waiting for the power company to reduce the cost of power? Are you listening to the news reports that say ‘Government cites waste-to-energy to solve energy problem’

Architecture as storyteller

The team of explorers pushed through the thick jungle, moving slowly towards the strange tower in the distance. Tired and sweaty from slashing the thick bush, they finally emerged at

Grammy’s house revisited

“Time marches on. The young get old, and the old get cold. Time marches on.” – Bahamian song Recently I was having a chat with an old friend when she asked

Climatic design in homes

Houses in The Bahamas must respond to a hot sun, cool breezes and hurricanes. In the “old days” they were designed using elements that made living in them easier than

Hardie board siding – is it worth It?

Over the past several years, there has been a distinct rise of interest in the look of the old Bahamian clapboard house. While varieties of horizontal siding are still easily


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