January 2019

Compliments: A (Mostly) Simple Approach

Think about the last time someone you looked up to gave you a compliment about something you did or said that really matters to you…Felt pretty good, didn’t it?That’s the power of a genuine and effective compliment. Done right, compliments don’t just make a person’s day or keep a team together – they serve as a kind of interpersonal fuel that feeds people and actively grows them and the teams they’re a part of.So, how do you do compliments the right way?Get the “Why” Right in Your HeadThis is

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Keeping Your Professional Relationships Healthy… and Simple

Zig Ziglar said it so well: “I believe that you can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”Business is all about relationships. And relationships are all about helping others. That’s the simple part, and it’s why Ziglar’s quote is so good. On the other hand…Relationships involve these strange and not-so-simple creatures we call “humans.” And that’s where things get interesting. Because almost nothing involving people is straightforward and

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Ocala, Florida

Unemployment Rate: 4%
Recent Job Growth: 3.4%
Median Income: $46,798
Population: 360,000
Population change since 2010: Up 38%

Median Home Price: $172,000
Vacancy Rate: 5.2%
Average Commute: 25 min
Average Temp: 43-91

Ocala, a small agricultural and manufacturing center, is about halfway between Gainesville to the north and Orlando to the southeast. With its attractive tree-lined streets and Old South–style homes, it more resembles a typical Southern city than a Florida city or beach town. Ocala is the capital of Florida’s thoroughbred industry, and ranching and horse-breeding are popular


    • Housing growth in and outside the city is largely driven by retirement and new families looking for somewhere that feels like home. Lots of families find this in Ocala because of the comfortable southern feel. The cost of living is 6% below the national average and interest rates are low.

    • Located in the heart of central Florida, there is easy access to attractions found all around the state. Ocala also houses many attractions of its own, including The Appleton Museum of Art, Fort King National Historic Park, and Silver Springs State Park.

    • Job growth increased by 3.4% in 2016, and continues to do so. There are many employment opportunities in manufacturing, healthcare, and sales. The presence of Lockheed Martin, provides many jobs in the manufacturing of advanced technology.