Producing a Tremendous Harvest

Producing a Tremendous Harvest

Tracey Jones
Here comes my favorite season of the year—fall. I can see the day’s becoming slightly shorter; I watch for a leaf or two to begin transitioning to flames of gold and red; I hear and see the birds starting their migration to their new home. In South Central PA, the harvest is a sight to behold. This year's rain and sun ratio were magnificent. I have never seen fields of corn as high and green as the ones that fill our landscape. Autumn is the time of year when we look to the harvest and reap the products of our labor.
Without Ambition, We Are All Butt Dust

Without Ambition, We Are All Butt Dust

Tracey Jones
Hello tremendous tribe! Although school is out for summer, yours truly has been up to her eyeballs in writing and rewriting my dissertation research on the Theory of Motivation. I interviewed 28 individuals who went through a merger, which turned into a crisis. Part of this study is about resiliency. If you are an innately resilient person, external events don't matter much. You can do a merger a day, no matter how chaotic, and remain grounded. If you're not resilient, it’s all bad, no matter the reality. Anytime we are faced with something outside our comfort zone, we have two options: to become excited or to become entrenched.
A Summer to Remember

A Summer to Remember

Tracey Jones
With the official kickoff of the next season upon us, I always reflect on my tremendous upbringing and how the time between academic years—known to most as ‘summer vacation’— was handled. For most young people, these next few months are a time of rest and relaxation; a time to turn off the alarm clocks, cease learning and enjoy fun in the sun. 
Don’t Go Excommunicado on Life

Don’t Go Excommunicado on Life

Tracey Jones

This weekend I treated myself to John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum. The movie did not disappoint, and I would highly recommend it. I love action flicks, especially when justice is meted out to bad guys who hurt good dogs! The movie centers on the fact that John Wick broke one of the assassin world’s rules and must now pay the price— along with anyone who aids or aided him. A recurring line used by various characters throughout the film is, "Every action has consequences." More valid words were never spoken, assassin, or not.

Entremanureship

Entremanureship

Tracey Jones
Ah, entrepreneurship—the opportunity to be your own boss, to come to work when you want, to not ever have to deal with office politics, to make millions and never even had to change out of your jammies. Over ten years ago I transitioned out of the soul-sucking, life stifling world of bureaucracies to run through the liberating fields of entrepreneurship.
The Great Realization

The Great Realization

Tracey Jones
Throughout my leadership journey, I’ve heard one constant refrain--people are your greatest asset because they have within them the mind, heart, and spirit to do great things. Having worked with thousands of individuals over the past forty years of my professional life, I used to think, “well, that depends on which people you're talking about." Which brings us to the genuine question, is there an innate great encoded in every single human being? Do we have the seeds of success embedded into our DNA waiting patiently for the trigger that causes them to begin manifesting? I used to think the answer was ‘no,' but now I see it is ‘yes.'
Uganda: Thank You For Your Smile.....And so Much More!

Uganda: Thank You For Your Smile.....And so Much More!

Tracey Jones
Winston Churchill called Uganda the pearl of Africa and this past week I got to experience why. Having never been to this particular part of the world, I watched numerous documentaries and read as much information in preparation for my trip. Multiple sources reported that the Ugandans are among the friendliest people on the planet which made me even more excited for my upcoming visit
Inspiring Women Leaders Across the Globe

Inspiring Women Leaders Across the Globe

Tracey Jones
This month I share with one of my favorite groups of people—WOMEN! And not just any women, but Women of the World (WOW). The beauty and joy of what I have the honor of being in life, is sharing timeless truths that allow each of us to become and live out the most tremendous versions of ourselves.
What to Do When the Heat is On!

What to Do When the Heat is On!

Tracey Jones
I am conducting interviews for my doctoral research on how organizations handle crises and how leaders and followers can best navigate the turmoil into smoother waters. I am learning so much about how people perceive events and how their internal coding processes these events into outcomes. Although many of us are conflict avoidant, the fact is conflict is a healthy part of our daily existence. When done well, it can push us outside our comfort zone, enlighten us so we can actually change our minds, and allow us to reconstruct and restore what may be lacking in our lives.
Tremendous Companies Read Tremendous Books

Tremendous Companies Read Tremendous Books

Tracey Jones

Last week I was prepping a large pallet of books to ship to one of our clients and searching for a freight carrier. Every modern day business is incredibly competitive, and I send out bids assessing convenience, price, customer service, and ease of transaction.

Can You Eat the Elephant in the Room One Bite at a Time?

Can You Eat the Elephant in the Room One Bite at a Time?

Tracey Jones
I recently conducted strategic planning for several organizations. We completed a lively SWOT analysis to get the creative juices flowing. For those of you that have never done one of these exercises, they are great a simple, yet powerful tool to help you develop your strategy. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
The Reactive Leader

The Reactive Leader

Tracey Jones

Those of us that have been in leadership for any amount of time has probably been called reactive at one time or another. This reality struck me again as the result of a conversation I had with a colleague regarding some changes their boss was implementing.


All organizations are in a constant state of flux. If yours is not, you may be out of business in the next three to five years (if not sooner). 

How to Change a Life in Five Words or Less

How to Change a Life in Five Words or Less

Tracey Jones

This past week I interviewed a Regional Manager at a large fitness chain as part of the field testing for my doctoral research. My questions focus on what brings out the best in employees and gets them excited about their work.

When I asked my participant what motivated him in his current role he responded that he could impact a person's life with a single "Hello" and a "Goodbye." Wow, how many of us understand the power of a single word spoken at a specific time.

Is Your Brain HOT or COLD?

Is Your Brain HOT or COLD?

Tracey Jones

The brain is one of the busiest (second only to the liver) and the laziest organs in our entire body. Our brains tend to focus on things which make it feel good, keeping us in our comfort zone. If your brain is left unstimulated, it results in a condition known as lame brain or dull skull, both of which fall into the untremendous category.

What Playing Field Are You On?

What Playing Field Are You On?

Tracey Jones
If we are not intentional about spending the right amount of time in each of these areas, we'll never get a touchdown. In fact, we may fumble the ball, suffer a business ending interception, or a family ending losing streak. 

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