Trent D. Schrock
December 14, 2022

Knowing your “WHY” is like igniting a rocket engine inside your finances

“If you know and live within your “why”, it is easier to say “no” to things that don’t fit andto live within your budget.”
Jan Jones
January 27, 2023

What are core values and why are they so value-able?

Core Values refers to the root beliefs that guide a person’s or organizations behavior, decisions, and goals. Examples include integrity, fairness, family, excellence, and faith. Your core values are like your DNA; they don’t change, they are who you are. It is important to be aware of your core values and have a short list you will guard against compromise.
Jan Jones
February 3, 2023

Routines that Work: A lesson from The Compound Effect

Routines are awesome because they make beneficial behaviors a daily habit so that you are doing them automatically. The slow steady stream of consistent behaviors builds amazing momentum and change over time.
Jan Jones
February 8, 2023

Building Good Habits to Gain Control of Your Life

Do you feel in control of your life? Are you confident that your life is proceeding just as you would like? If not, it’s time to examine why and get back on track, my friend.
Jan Jones
February 10, 2023

Personal Excellence: Raising the Bar

What does Personal Excellence mean to you? Does your life exhibit it? How does one obtain it?
Jan Jones
February 17, 2023

Do You Have Self-Awareness?

Self-awareness might very well be one of the most difficult virtues to master. Why? Because people tend to believe they are already self-aware. Who knows me better than me? I live with me day in and day out! Other reasons it is difficult is because we cannot trust our conscious minds, memories, or self-evaluation.
Jan Jones
February 13, 2023

The Virtue of Resilience: Be a palm tree

Jan Jones
February 15, 2023

When Giving Criticism, Be Constructive

Jan Jones
May 23, 2024

You May Hear, But Are You Listening?

We’ve all done it, we’ve all had it happen to us: we think we are listening to someone but five minutes later we have no clue what they said. How does that happen? Why do we LET it happen?
Jan Jones
February 20, 2023

Controlling Your Inputs

Are you listening to music as you read this? Is the tv on in the background? What is the last thing you read? What kind of conversations have you had today?
Jan Jones
February 24, 2023

Be Courageous!

What image comes to your mind when you think of courage? A soldier in battle? A superhero fighting villains? An underdog standing up to bully? A disabled person learning to walk again?
Jan Jones
February 27, 2023

The Art of Saying NO: A LESSON IN Polite Refusal

“Do you mind staying late and helping me finish this project?” "Can I borrow $20 until Friday?” Questions like these would often throw me in a whirl of emotions from frustration to anger to guilt to resignation, all because I tend to be a people-pleaser and did not know how to say NO.