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Recently, LinkedIn hit me with a post directed to benefits brokers.  I took a second to read the bullets before scrolling by and I have to admit I was ashamed of, and for, our industry.  Perhaps what I share below is why we use the term Benefits Advisor in lieu of broker. Specifically, this company …

A Lesson from Falco on Love in the Workplace

Does Falco provide us with a lesson about love in the workplace? I believe so. A few weeks ago, I was visiting family in New York City, when I decided to take a late afternoon walk in Central Park. I had spent the morning on the north side of the park looking for, and photographing, …

Did you sleep well last night? Yeah, me either. In the last couple of years, my sleep has greatly improved though thanks to my wife doing some research and we both being aware of the causes of poor sleep. That doesn’t mean we always make the right choices and later (like last night) pay for …

The best thing we do is everyday

Consider all the people, technology, and media pulling at you…do they help or hurt? The best thing we do is our everyday routine and the toughest thing we do is our everyday routine.   00:01.3 – 00:05.3 Hey, good morning. Paul Nichols here with the benefit company and just 00:04.3 – 00:07.0 had a thought …

Time for a Change? Well, it’s the new year, isn’t it always top of mind? YES!  Every December 31st there is always a level of excitement and enthusiasm with resolutions and aspirations.   So, it got me thinking about change. Change is typically not a comfortable word.  Using our handy dandy google engine, you will find …

As the father of two young adults, I’m seeing them face challenges that parenting and schooling could not have prepared them for. These observations were confirmed not to be specific to my children as I listened to my nephews lament some of their early adulthood obstacles over Thanksgiving dinner as well. How can we afford …

Employee Wellbeing Calendar

It’s the time of year when many organizations are setting their calendars for the coming year. Hopefully, part of that strategic planning includes an annual wellbeing calendar containing carefully selected wellbeing campaigns. A wellbeing campaign details an employer’s time-specific strategic focus on a designated emphasis related to employee wellbeing. A campaign may include motivational education, …

Jodie Braner Atlanta Community Food Bank

It’s true.  Giving your volunteer time to help others transform lives including your own!  I think giving your time is a gift and the epitome of the golden rule.  In simple terms, the golden rule is an ethic of reciprocity.  We are all connected.  We should be respectful and grateful for our community.  We should …