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Businesses that Care Podcast (formerly Mere Mortals Unite)

Mere Mortals Unite (MMU) and Businesses that Care (BTC) are two distinct series in this podcast. BTC is focused on building a business culture that allows your business to recruit and retain good talent. Our guests share ideas that work, to create a culture of engagement. On previous episodes of MMU we share superpowers that everyone has although they may not have discovered them yet, or forgotten them or given them away. Take them back, increase their use in your life. provides skills and techniques so you can discover your superpowers. The result is an increase in success and joy in your life and the lives of those that surround you. Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with you!
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Oct 30, 2019

There just isn't enough celebration and recognition in our workplaces.  We spend way too much time thinking about what went wrong or what we can do better.  That’s important, but so is the other side.  You might think about how someone did a good job, but individuals don’t usually take the time to express it.  I think mainly because they just don’t think about it.  Like every subject I have been talking about, to change that behavior isn’t difficult, but it does take commitment and repetition.

 

Everyone wants a paycheck, but people also want to be acknowledged and feel they are valued. The research shows that to be true. Did you know loneliness has grown in epic proportions in our world and according to the Cigna U.S. loneliness index, Americans are the loneliest? There are many reasons for loneliness, but feeling invisible is a pathway to isolation both physically and emotionally.

In the workplace, this is exasperated when companies don’t create an atmosphere for people to be recognized on a regular basis, not only by their leaders but by their peers.  A celebration can be weaved into everyday practices.  

 

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Oct 23, 2019

Karen Brown is CEO of Velocity Leadership Consulting.  She is an expert in the field of high performance and personal leadership.  Her mission is to work with leaders who are willing to conquer their limiting beliefs to grow themselves and their organizations.  She talks about the importance of whether leaders cast a shadow or shed light on their workforce.

 

Her belief is that the “Why” for team members must align with the company vision and mission. Unfortunately, many team members don't know they're why, and/or leaders perceptions of their knowledge is incorrect.  It is so important to have alignment.  That is what Karen Brown's expertise is all about.

 

This episode is chock full of valuable insights to propel your business forward.

 

Find out how to be a successful human being.

 

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Oct 16, 2019

Now I have the opportunity to speak to you about one of my favorite topics, attitude.  This is truly the one aspect of your life that you are entirely in control of. I highly suggest you utilize this personal power and accept it as a gift along with its responsibilities.  Once you realize you have expansive personal power over your attitude, then your feelings, your reactions, even your daily routines become a personal choice. If you’ve been living, as many of us do, allowing the rest of the world to shape your attitude, it can be a tough habit to change.  First, there’s acceptance of this pretty big superpower you have.  

This may be your biggest hurdle.  So, don’t worry about it, it means you’re human.  It’s definitely going to take some time getting used to.  Taking control of your attitude is a life long journey.  

Here are some questions to help you change your attitude to your advantage.  First of all, ask yourself whether you even pay attention to your attitude now.  If you do, think about how your attitude affects your work performance. If you don’t pay attention to your attitude, ask yourself what benefits you would discover if you did.  That is the way to find your own why. Why you might want to learn more about your own attitude and the behavior that follows, so you can take control of it more often. See the opportunities, the benefits and then move towards them.  

 

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Oct 9, 2019

Today my guest is Todd Hopkins founder and CEO of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services.  I pride myself on finding different industries to have on this podcast to prove the point that it doesn’t matter what kind of business you are in or what size company you have….culture makes a difference in your success.  

Todd understands that the people working for him have a life outside of their work and so his lunch and learn sessions are done to help his employees grow professionally and personally.  Dignity and respect are two key initiatives in their core values and he allows that to flourish by empowering his workforce to make decisions.

 

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Oct 2, 2019

Paying attention and focus is a part of life that people in general don’t even think about.   Parts of your life become so automatic you never think about taking the time to listen to and actually see your own words or thoughts or deeds.  This automatic behavior can be very disruptive. In this episode I talk about the importance of paying attention and how to create a better habit of doing it.  

 

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