Champ or Chump?

I am a sucker for a good Dad Joke or an Old Man saying. Phrases like KISS (keep it simple stupid), HKI Error (human keyboard interface), or “Wag more, bark less” always make me laugh. Most times, I’m laughing more than anyone else in the room. The other day I heard one that I have added to my toolbox of sayings: “The only difference between a champ and chump is you!” No one wants to be a chump, we’re all striving to be champs. But what choices are “u” making to bring you to that status? Do “u” complain, blame others, and find excuses? Or are you “a” team player, problem-solver, and an extreme owner of your actions? To be a champ, make decisions that will benefit everyone around you, not just

$10,000 Donated to Area Charities

Advoco is excited to announce that it is supporting charities across the country by donating over $10,000 this month. Facilitated by Advoco for Good, the company’s charitable giving arm, the funds have been distributed to non-profit organizations across the U.S. with a focus in California, South Carolina, and New York—the locations of the company’s three offices. The donated funds were raised through the company’s semi-annual fitness challenge. In this war of athleticism, employees earned points by exercising and making healthy lifestyle choices. Winning teams then had the opportunity to vote on organizations to support. The organizations receiving donations are: · Cancer Survivors Park, Gre

If You Had $86,400

I recently stumbled across a post on social media that went something like this: Imagine if you had $86,400 in your account and someone stole $10 from you. Would you be upset and throw away the remaining $86,390 in hopes of getting back at the person who took your $10? Or would you just move on and live? We all have 86,400 seconds each day. Don’t let someone’s negative 10 seconds ruin your remaining 86,390. What an interesting perspective. I know I can get frustrated at a person or situation and then that interaction colors the remainder of my day. It’s something we are all guilty of doing. But what is the point of that? What do we gain by brooding and fostering those feelings? In reality, a

Plan for the Unplanned

I've always been a planner, an organizer, a rule-follower. I like to have things in order, follow a schedule, and know what's coming next. Unfortunately, the world we live in is constantly changing and evolving. Everything moves at a breakneck pace, and it's rare to find things that are unchanging. Meetings fall through at the last minute, or get added at the last minute, weather throws your travel plans out of whack, and sometimes things just go wrong. In these situations, it's important to remain calm and level-headed even when schedules get shaken up or things don't go according to plan. Because the fact of the matter is, things rarely happen according to your plan. I've heard people say,

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

This summer I was blessed to go on a vacation sailing around the British Virgin Islands. For those of you who have done any travel to this corner of the world, you know it’s like heaven on earth. Turquoise blue water, constant sea breeze, boat drinks, ahh… serenity. A trip like this though, requires a lot of work. You have to rent the boat, chart your course, plan meals, among other duties. Not the least of which is picking a good group to join you on the voyage. Within the first day of our trip, something occurred that amazed me. One of the guys on the boat was overly trustworthy with his LifeProof phone case when he decided to jump off the top of the boat and “film it.” I will spare you th

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