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By: Tyler Palko | Posted on January 19, 2019

Being a parent has exposed me to some of the most extreme moments of my life on both ends of the emotional spectrum. While I am still pretty new to the parenting “game” – our children are seven, four, four, and one – the past few years as a father of four has taught me more life lessons than any of my years prior. I’ve found myself getting hit with “Aha!” moments now more than ever. In fact, the most recent hit me in the forehead like a middle linebacker back in my playing days.

Let me set the stage.

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Muscle Memory Challenge 

Consider this: How often do you put off small tasks? For this week's MMC, follow the "one-minute rule" and immediately complete any work that would take you around a minute to finish. Whether it be sending a simple email, or making a quick call, the more we put off these little tasks, the more they add up. Reduce your stress and boost your productivity by tackling these small tasks first. 

We want to hear from you! Give it a try this week and shoot us an email (newsletter@solutions21.com) to let us know about your experience with the MMC. Your stories will be published in next week's newsletter!

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Lead to Win 

Why you should listen: "Leaders dream big. But too often, our greatest goals get lost in the whirlwind of daily tasks and interruptions. Today, we’ll give you three simple practices that will ensure your goals stay on track all year long. You’ll avoid the pain of seeing your biggest goals slip through your fingers - and you’ll feel satisfaction at seeing steady progress until they're finally achieved."

Quote of the Week 

"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant." 

– Max De Pree

What People are Saying...

"Logging off" a few times this past week reduced my stress levels. I never realized the stress associated with always being available.
-Barb W
By opening up "the floor" at a meeting this week, our team was able to gain valuable insight from someone who otherwise would've not contributed. 
- Kevin H
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