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It's been said ...
"Happiness does not simply happen to us. It's something that we make happen, and it results from our doing our best."
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author
Great for Summer
Protect sensitive lips from harsh rays with SPF-15 lip balm. Full color label and a variety of flavors to choose from.
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Case Study
A Credit Union gave away lip balm at local sporting events. They imprinted the flavor as "Guess the Flavor" and asked everyone to email in their guess. Those that guessed correctly were given a certificate for a discount on fees for their next loan or refinance. The Credit Union’s employees had customers emailing guesses for weeks!
Annual Car Show
Save the date! Our 3rd Annual Car Show & Festival to benefit Chicagoland Area Veterans will be August 20, 2011 from 10am - 4pm at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, IL.
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Everyone Get Happy
Have you ever noticed that many successful people have a certain aura about them? They are happy — simple as that. What makes happy successful leaders? Whether a CEO, a principal or any other type of leader, there are certain keys they follow to success.

What Makes People Happy
When a group of retirees were asked what advice they'd give to younger people, here were their simple but wise answers.
  • Be happy now. Not next week, not next month, not next year. Now. The great Western disease we are spreading around the world is "I'll be happy when…" When I get that BMW, when I get that new house, when I get that status. Americans are among the luckiest people in the history of the world. Don't get so wrapped up looking at what you don't have that you miss what you do have.
  • Appreciate your friends and family. When you're 95 years old and you're on your death bed, do you think you'll be surrounded by your clients? It's your friends and family who matter most.
  • If you have a dream, go for it. Want to write a book? Visit New Zealand? Learn to speak Mandarin? Your dream doesn't have to be big ... it could be one that people think is silly, or just plain nuts. It's your dream, and you should go for it now because when you're 75, you may not be able to do it.
Stop Chasing The Wrong Priorities
Now, look at how this one-two-three-step plan applies to being better and more fulfilled in your career.
  • Having fun at your job is key. It's important not only because life is short, but if you don't enjoy what you're doing, it will be very hard to make your colleagues enthusiastic. Want the young people who work for you to be happy at work? You go first.
  • You need to take the time to help your colleagues. It can't be all about you. Coach your subordinates. Give feedback to coworkers. The most important reason to do this has nothing to do with money. The most important reason is that 95 year old retirees would be proud of you if you did and disappointed with you if you don't.
    And if you don't believe this is true, ask any CEO who has retired: "What are you proud of?" I've interviewed many, and not one told me how big their office was or how fancy their car was. Usually what they talk about is relationships that meant the most to them.
  • "Going for it" is the most important thing you can do for yourself. In a fast changing world, where industries are being overturned, the only certainty is doing what you believe in. You may not succeed ... you could even fail miserably ... but at least you would be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say, "Oh, what the heck, at least I tried."
So, go for it. Have fun today. Help a colleague. And, go for that job or big client. Make it a great day!

About the author: Marshall Goldsmith is an executive educator, coach and author. His books include What Got You Here Won't Get You There and Mojo. His specialty is helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behavior.

Source: PC TODAY - 5/12/11

Celebrate the 4th
Beach Ball Every year Americans look forward to the five F's of the 4th of July: Food, Fun, Family, Friends and Fireworks. Did you know that July hosts these other summer holidays & events:
  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • National Ice Cream Day - July 17th
  • National Hot Dog Day - July 23rd
With so much to celebrate, it won't be hard to keep busy ... which you need to do because, after all, July is Anti-Boredom Month!


Give us a call or send an email for ideas to spread a little happiness this summer ... and promote your business, too!
Linda, Jennifer and the LinJen Team
708.478.8222