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The Formula for Mental Strength

By |2020-10-15T18:18:58+00:00October 15th, 2020|AVI Blog|

Forbes released an article entitled Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid, and it’s one of the best pieces I’ve read in quite some time. It’s not only applicable to the business world; it applies to life in general too. Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker compiled the list, and then

Self-Confidence & Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Perfect Match

By |2020-10-08T22:27:06+00:00September 23rd, 2020|AVI Blog|

Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, Business2Community.com, and many other credible sources agree that self-confidence is key to entrepreneurial success. The importance of self-confidence in an entrepreneur may seem obvious. Still, too often, an entrepreneur has more confidence in their product or service than themselves.  When entrepreneurs lack self-confidence, it’s harder for their consumers, employees, and investors to believe

Incentive Programs Gone Wild

By |2020-09-29T23:07:19+00:00September 16th, 2020|AVI Blog|

How to Demotivate Your Best Employees is a Harvard Business School (HBS) article whose title alone sends the wheels in many minds spinning at full speed. This particular HBS piece evaluated an attendance award program that defined perfect attendance as “not having unexcused absences or tardy shift arrivals during the month.” The program “led to

HOPE IS NEVER REALLY GONE

By |2020-09-11T18:12:42+00:00September 11th, 2020|AVI Blog|

A love letter on September 11th of the COVID-19 Pandemic Hearts stopped, both figuratively and literally, as ash and panic filled the sky. Clouds of black billowed down the streets and across television screens throughout the world. Rubble piled high, and devastation engulfed every town, leaving no community untouched. First responders, television and radio personalities,

Ageless Success: Never Stop Dreaming

By |2020-09-23T21:44:13+00:00September 3rd, 2020|AVI Blog|

It may seem that success favors the youth, specifically those in silicon valley or on a social networking platform. Teens and twenty-somethings are incredible forces to be reckoned with and have ideas that shape and guide industry on all levels. However, entrepreneurial success is not exclusively for those who only know Seinfeld through reruns and

Make Memories, Not Folded Flags: Support Our Veterans

By |2020-09-10T12:17:44+00:00August 20th, 2020|AVI Blog|

I wanted my children to “have a father instead of a folded flag.” I heard these words from a veteran discussing PTSD while watching an episode of the goop lab With Gwyenth Paltrow, a Netflix documentary show that pursues different curiosities and topics within wellness, and I’ll never forget them. Those words, as devastatingly brutal

Don’t type at me. Talk to me.

By |2020-09-03T18:38:44+00:00August 13th, 2020|AVI Blog|

Verbal communication in the workforce faces extinction like never before. If you’re in an office that believes internal emails should be limited and anything worthy of saying to a coworker within a brief walking distance of you can and should be said in person, you’re light years ahead of other offices in regards to the

People, Not Products, Are Most Essential

By |2020-08-17T21:22:40+00:00July 30th, 2020|AVI Blog|

New perspectives are meant to challenge current perspectives and, as Harvard Business Review says, in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on supply chains, sourcing strategies, management, and the way companies do business in general, “It is as if we lowered the level of the ocean and exposed all kinds of risks and obstructions that