Blog - Relationships and Family

The Opposite of Micromanaging: Your Key to Being a Better Parent and Leader

Are you struggling to help your kids or your employees become more independent?  Whether you’re a parent or you lead people in another capacity, your job is not to micromanage—it’s the opposite of…

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Dear Parents Dropping Your Kids Off at College: You Did the Best You Could.

Dear Parents of incoming College First-Years, First of all, congratulations. It’s easy to get lost in all the last-minute shopping and packing and the emotions of your child getting ready to leave the…

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Yes, You Have Permission To Cut the Crazymakers Out of Your Life

You could have the most successful career, the most beautiful home, the best clothes and even endless passion for what you do—but here’s a newsflash: If you don’t have good people in your…

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How to Be a Supportive Partner And Still Live Your Dream

Wondering how to be a supportive partner? Whether you’re looking for a lifelong relationship or are already in one, here are the best ways I know to keep a relationship strong and thriving….

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How to Identify and Deal With Poisonous People

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want…

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He Does NOT Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to be celebrating Valentine’s Day every day? They don’t share their love on February 14th only—they are bursting with love year-round for every person they…

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Why Every Interview Should Include a Lunch Out

Sometimes, when I’m at the grocery store, I’m amazed to see how many people load their groceries onto the conveyor belt, pay for their food, take their bags, and never once look the…

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Leadership Life Hack

You may have heard of–or attended–a business training retreat or conference. These can be incredibly useful to learn more about the current business world, new developments in technology or social media and becoming…

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Guess What I Saw in the Bathroom

I hope you’re having a great summer and enjoying these lazy days. I’ve been trying to spend more time with my family and to see friends as I travel, so I thought that…

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90 Days of Summer

Thanks to my partnership with McDonald’s, I now know the perfect term for the time from Memorial Day to Labor Day: the 90 Days of Summer. For those working at the Golden Arches,…

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Making every meal a Happy Meal

So I’m not sure how many of you are aware that we at the Curtis Zimmerman Group have been working closely for the past three years with McDonald’s–not only doing live programs, but…

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FRONT ROW With the Dating Doctor: Online Dating, Love, and the Worst Valentine’s Day Ever

Happy Valentine’s Day! As you prepare for the day of love, I wanted to share this front row interview with the Dating Doctor from a few years back where he shared thoughts on…

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Three Gifts

When I was a kid, December 25 was a special day of the year. My siblings and I would wake up way too early, sneak into the living room, and find our gifts….

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Kids Work Day Pays Huge Dividends

It happens all the time. The best laid travel plans get disrupted and, instead of being home in time for dinner, my flight is delayed and I have another night away from home….

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The Best Gift for Father’s Day

My life is a busy one, and I am sure yours is too. Unfortunately, this pace of life often keeps us in a state of reacting. I constantly fight this tendency, but once…

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Why You Need to Make Yourself Available

At a certain point in your career, people are going to want to schedule meetings with you, take you to lunch, use you as a sounding board and ask your advice.  They’re going…

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How to Deal With the People In Your Life That You Didn’t Choose

In my keynote, I talk about the importance of casting your show—surrounding yourself with the people who are going to positively influence your life. But a number of times, I’ve been asked after…

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Tips for an Amazing Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is in two days, and some of you already have your restaurant picked out  and your card written, I hope that amidst all the hubbub you’ll remember this: Valentine’s Day is…

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