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Posts by Dustin Doll

‘Why do my habits suck?’: 3 steps to make them better

Reading Time: 4 minutes Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” A little more recently, Tony Robbins said, “It’s not what you know, it’s what you do consistently.” These are two of my favorite quotes about habits. If I had to sum up everything I know about habits,…

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3 ways to stop setting bad goals right now

Reading Time: 4 minutes We’re all guilty of setting bad goals. Goal-setting isn’t a simple task, and it’s easy to get frustrated, throw your hands up and walk away. The typical advice-column approach to goal-setting can leave us feeling empty-handed: we set goals that aren’t particularly meaningful, our success is based on factors out of our control, and we’re…

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Stewardship: With great power comes great responsibility

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stop what you’re doing. Breathe in, breathe out. Now think about this: Your next breath is not guaranteed. That could have been your last one. If it wasn’t, keep reading. So much is out of our control. For example: I am the CEO and owner of Accord Group. I can look at all sorts of…

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You can’t download gratitude

Reading Time: 3 minutes People are made of two things: Hardware and software. Let me explain. Your hardware is your character. It’s your personality and your work ethic. It’s how you make decisions and treat other people. Software, on the other hand, represents your skills. You can “download” software to learn something new. You can seek out “updates” to…

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Two things that will kill your business growth

Reading Time: 3 minutes If there’s anything that I’ve learned in my 15 years in the business world, it’s this: Nothing can kill a business’s growth faster than out of control egos and greed. An unhealthy ego looks like a typical know-it-all: They don’t listen to the opinions of others, don’t try to learn, and don’t take ownership. They…

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Servant leadership: Be selfish by being selfless

Reading Time: 3 minutes Servant leadership is one of those buzzwords that gets thrown around a lot in the business world. It’s a term that I think often gets lost in translation. Some people interpret being a “servant” as having to spend all of your time helping other people. Instead of pursuing your goals and doing what makes you…

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