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3 Tips for Eliminating Overwhelm

It’s nearly the end of February in this brand-new year, and many of you are still dealing with the overwhelm of 2020 combined with the new challenges of 2021. If you find yourself still struggling with the overwhelming tasks on your plate, here are three tips to get out. Understand your employees, suppliers, and customers’ […]

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Take control of your professional growth (ACT Like A Pro #163)

My first job was an ag chemical sales rep. My dad worked at a fertilizer plant, so growing up, I had a colloquial understanding of the industry, but not a full comprehension. I can recall getting those big books of the chemical compounds and information (yes, I carried those around!) and I read them like […]

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Hybrid Events for Planners & Speakers (ACT Like A Pro #162)

Whether you’re going to be in Nashville or attending online (or both!) stop by my Top Producer Summit sessions! Click the images to view the full event agendas. Top Producer Summit is doing a hybrid conference this year: part n person, part online, and on different days so you don’t have to choose whether to catch […]

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Value Constantly Changes (ACT Like A Pro #161)

Do your customers value you? Before you answer back with a (slightly offended) yes, consider the following: what your customers value constantly changes. If we say that customers value our services, the ease of doing business with us, our products, they probably do. Or at least they did, before they got used to what you offer […]

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Landlords, Locals, and Lenders (ACT Like A Pro #159)

From landowners to landlords, local banks to local cooperatives, the landscape is evolving about where and who we do business with—or without. As one generation retires and the next one takes the helm, one of the most significant shifts in agriculture will be how effectively relationships adapt to this change. Landlords Land ownership is coming […]

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What One Word Can Do For You (My Annual Word of the Year Blog)

Each new year, I chose to welcome the calendar change with a different kind of resolution. I select a word of the year. For 2021, I’m excited to share my word is Vitality! My process didn’t start off to be about an Instagram-worthy post or a cute solution to fill podcast air. I actually started selecting […]

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New Year, New Them (ACT Like A Pro #157)

What do I mean by “new year, new them?” It’s true that you can’t change other people’s minds on most things. But what if you could understand them better, and in doing so, improve your working relationship? What if, instead of focusing on changing how you look (I see you, January weight-loss and new workout […]

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The Gift of Peace (ACT Like A Pro #156)

The holidays are wonderful to spend with family. But when we work together too, as we often do in agriculture small business, little conflicts always seem to come up. I know how much these small conflicts can hurt family relationships and lead to even bigger disagreements, and I’d like to help. Give the gift of […]

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What’s on your mind for 2021?

How do you need to change your mindset for 2021? A lot of change happened in 2020, both expected and unexpected, so it’s time as we close out 2020 to start thinking about what needs to change going into the new year. Maybe turning the calendar from December to January just feels like more of […]

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A Moment to Give Thanks (ACT Like A Pro #152)

Let’s take a moment, right now, in the middle of your Tuesday, to take a deep breath and find one thing you’re thankful for in 2020. Write it down in the comments! As we rapidly approach this end-of-harvest US holiday, I want to make sure we don’t miss the message: give thanks. Whether you’re close […]

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