You are Predisposed to Dwell on the Negative

Why we Focus on Negative and not Positive When you think back on the last week, month, or year, what stands out the most in your mind? If you’re like most people, negative experiences are what pop up first.  They set us back, they make us uncomfortable, and they take up a whole lot of […]

Most Americans are Strapped for Time

Why we’re Time Poor in an Era of Conveniences Surveys tell us that about half of Americans claim they don’t have enough time to get everything done. But other studies show that 82% of people don’t have a time management system. If you’re out there trying to get all sorts of stuff done, but you […]

Consider These Three Factors when Becoming an Entrepreneur

Plan Ahead to Prevent Pitfalls Making the leap to work for yourself can be daunting, scary, and maybe even terrifying. There’s comfort that comes from a stable paycheck.  If you go all-in and fail, what now?  How are you going to feed your family?  How will you survive? There are a lot of people that […]

Dealing with Irritating People in Your Life

3 Methods to Ensure Things Go Smoothly The world is pushing 8 billion people these days.  With so many personalities, there are bound to be at least a few people that you clash with.  Those personality differences are what makes the world better though; all sorts of perspectives that can (and often do) enhance our […]

Social Networking in the Post “Zoom” Age

How Your Online Network has Changed Recently If the pandemic taught us one thing, it’s that we’re far more reliant on social interactions than we realized.  Even those who are the introvertiest of the introverts realized that changing dynamics throughout the day was how they coped with people overstimulation. Because we hadn’t gone through a […]

Tend your Business Like you Tend your Garden

Proper Preparation Leads to Abundant Harvest Montana has a pretty short growing season: usually just May to September.  Mother Nature leaves little room for error, and if you don’t care for your garden properly, you end up out of luck until next year. There are a lot of important business lessons we can learn by […]

Three Primary Health Benefits of Art

A World without Art is a Dead World Have you ever stopped to think about what the world would be like if art wasn’t a thing?  If you’re like most people you immediately think something like, “Walls would be blank because there wouldn’t be pictures or paintings.” But that’s not even scratching the surface. There […]

Hundreds of Attendees at the TEDxBillings Main Event Leave Inspired

15 Presenters Engage a Packed Auditorium Months of hard work came to fruition at TEDxBillings on March 5th. The Babcock Theater, in Downtown Billings, opened its doors to guests as they poured in eager to hear from fifteen dynamic speakers and entertainers.  The theme: Inspiration Under the Big Sky – staying true to our roots […]

The Best Networking Tip You Will Ever Receive

Want to Stand Out?  Here’s how it’s Done You know how fast a bad reputation spreads, right?  Not even reputations either; just the word on what kind of person you are spreads quickly.  Like the time you threw up in middle school, and you had the nickname Pukey McGee for the next two years… yeah, […]

Leave Your Funk at the Door

The Art of a Perfect Work-Life Balance Years ago I had to sit through annual meetings with my job.  Nobody wanted to be there, but the company insisted on bringing in motivational speakers (probably costing a pretty penny) to… well… motivate us to do better.  In other words, motivate us to produce more so the […]