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‘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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Accord Group joins forces with Habitat for Humanity

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Golden Rule is pretty simple: Treat others the way you want to be treated. It’s one of the four values that we try to live by every day. Last August, Dustin, a project manager from one of our offices in Virginia, had the opportunity to do just that. Thanks to his initiative, we were…

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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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Does humility matter?

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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