Fulfillonaire Leadership Principle #3: Leaders Bring Certainty to Uncertainty

Troubled times are where we really get to see what our leaders are made of. Now, more than ever, the world, and the state of education, is crying out for leaders who "get it."   

The ones who "get it" know that what their people really want and value is the sense that they are seen, that they are heard, that they are valued, that they are trusted, and that they matter. ...

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Being the Household CEO is frickin' HARD....here's 1 way to make it easier

Uncategorized Apr 14, 2020

I left our quarantine pod the other day to go for an afternoon walk. It was sunny, warm, and above all I needed a change of scenery. I had been home all morning running the new circus act called "quarantine juggling." My muscles were tight and my body was definitely telling me that a break from family time was in order.

The moment I left my driveway, I felt a sense of release and...

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Top 5 Ways to Stay Grounded Amid Chaos

Uncategorized Apr 05, 2020

#5 LISTEN to Your Body

When your environment is in chaos, your mind tends to go into overdrive and try to figure it all out. The problem is, our minds already tend to be busy places, and external chaos usually doesn't help to slow them down or create more centeredness.

This is when your body becomes your wisest friend and your best ally.

I'll give an example here. I was having a...

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Feeling the pressure in your relationship? Our #1 tip for how to deal

couples connection Mar 27, 2020
 

Nothing spices up a relationship like spending 24 hours a day, 7 days a week together, right?  When we spend that much time together with anyone, it's only natural that we start to notice and become irritated by all kinds of little quirks.  

These are the little things (leaving laundry on the floor, loading the dishwasher the "wrong" way) that we feel like are simple to do...

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Getting to the Bottom of Things

parenting Mar 24, 2020

The nice thing about slowing down is that it gives us a chance to get to the bottom of things that we’ve otherwise put off because we’re too “busy” spinning in our hamster wheels, experiencing symptoms but ignoring what will actually make us feel clean, clear, well, and fulfilled.

This is what getting to the bottom of my freezer looks like. It’s work and it’s...

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The Koepke Family Quarantine Rules

Over the past few days Tyler and I have been attempting to wrap our minds around the uncertainty of what's happening with the COVID 19 virus and to talk with our kids about it.

I personally have been through the denial phase.

The sadness phase.

The irritation phase.

The frustration phase.

My first response was to flee...Who can watch my kids? I've got work to do! Can they go to their...

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5 Ways to Center Yourself When People are Panicking

fulfillionaire leadership Mar 13, 2020

The topic that seems to be everywhere right now is COVID-19, and what I'm hearing from a lot of people is fear.  

Fear can be debilitating to anyone pursuing an ambitious goal, and it can also serve a crucial purpose to protect us from danger.  The trick is to understand helpful from harmful fear.  It can be particularly difficult to differentiate between helpful and harmful...

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Fulfillionaire Leadership Principle #2: Navigating Conflict like a Champ

fulfillionaire leadership Mar 03, 2020
 

Conflict inherently has a negative connotation for many of us... 

It's something to be avoided. 

Or rushed through. 

Or avoided in the moment only to be rehashed with a safe sounding board afterwards.  

One of the most impactful lessons I've learned as I began to focus on my personal development was what a gift conflict really can be.  In the past, I...

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Fulfillionaire Leadership Principle #1: People Support What They Help To Create

 

Principle #1: People Support What They Help To Create

This principle may seem obvious to you, but stop and think about whether or not you truly employ it for a moment. 

  • As a leader, when you roll out a new initiative, idea, or procedure with your staff, what is your process for doing so?  
  • Do you hold listening sessions or have conversations with key people who will be...
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What To Do When It Seems Like Everything is Going Wrong

 

I had a setback this week that hit me like a punch to the gut. I'm not going to bore you with the details of it, but let me just say, I'm up writing this blog post at 3:30 am because this setback is weighing on my mind. It sucked.

Phase 1 of dealing with setbacks usually looks something like this:

1. Curl up in a ball and throw myself a pity party

2. Reach out to get perspective from my most...

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