Christmas Joy

We hope your holidays are full of joy and a few surprises.  Merry Christmas from our families to yours! -The NextLevel Team

Die Young, As Late As Possible

December 2018 Thoughts that Count:  “I once heard it said of man that the idea is to die young, as late as possible.” — {Former President George W. Bush in the eulogy for his father, President George H. W. Bush} Former President George W. Bush delivered an emotional eulogy about his father, former president George H.W. […]

What is a hashtag?

What is a hashtag? You’ve probably noticed a rise in #hashtags over the last few years, but do you understand what they are and how to use them? “The first use of hashtags was in 2007 and created by online users to discuss specific events and relevant issues and was posted on Twitter. Now we […]

Happy Memorial Day from NextLevel Thinking!

Happy Memorial Day from NextLevel Thinking! When having a Happy Memorial Day, please consider this quote: “Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our […]

The Road to Character

  “When most people think about the future, they dream up ways so they might live happier lives. But notice this phenomenon. When people remember the crucial events that formed them, they don’t usually talk about happiness. It is usually the ordeals that seem most significant.  Most people shoot for happiness but feel formed through […]

Give Up Your Excuses

A while back I ran across an article outlining the 13 things you should give up if you want to be successful. The following quote caught my eye regarding excuses: “It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.”  — {Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture}  Click Here to read all 13 […]

Your Finest Moment is Around the Corner…

“Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” — {M. Scott Peck, Author of “The Road […]

Not As Bad As It Seems…

Thoughts That Count From NextLevel Thinking: “On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure anymore, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%…and that’s pretty good!” –{Author Unknown}

Understand How the ‘Other’ Person Thinks

It is important to understand how the ‘other’ person thinks. “Players think, play me and I’ll show you.  Coaches think, show me and I’ll play you.” — {Shaka Smart, Texas Head Basketball Coach} This also applies in a business setting.  Whether you are in a leadership position or hoping to be there one day, and […]