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3 ways to stop setting bad goals right now

Jan 10, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe’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

Dec 4, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesStop 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

Nov 17, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesPeople 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

Oct 23, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf 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

Oct 4, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesServant 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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How to repair storm damage to your home

Oct 2, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen severe weather rolls through your neighborhood, it’s never a welcome sight. Overall, severe weather causes $10 billion of damage across the United States each year. To make matters worse, storm damage is often hard to identify. Not all storm damage is catastrophic – things like hail damage to your roof can often go unnoticed…

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Does humility matter?

Sep 11, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes“You should be more humble.” Has someone ever said that to you? Odds are, it probably made you feel angry or frustrated. It’s funny how, when our pride is pointed out to us, the comment tends to inspire the opposite reaction of its intended effect. Research shows that humility isn’t just a nice character trait.…

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$0 to $172 million in seven years: 5 tips for leading incredible growth

Sep 7, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutesMy grandma used to tell me stories about myself when I was two or three years old. Apparently, I would often stand up on a footstool in the kitchen and talk – a lot. Being a Christian woman, she predicted that I would become a preacher. I didn’t end up writing sermons and leading a…

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Meet Our Family: Randon Kent

Sep 5, 2017

Reading Time: 1 minuteWe have lots of people who make Accord Group a remarkable place. We want you to get the chance to meet them all. First up is our national sales manager, Randon Kent. While he still hasn’t achieved the ability to fly, he does have a few words of wisdom that are worth a listen.

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