Motivated Monday {April 18, 2016}

Be intentional about those that your surround yourself with.

calebCaleb Bagwell/Employee Education Specialist
John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach
Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial
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Motivated Monday {March 21, 2016}

#‎Motivatedmonday‬ today talks about John C. Maxwell and his ideas on our actions versus our intentions. This is also my first video post my conference last week completing my John Maxwell Certification.

calebCaleb Bagwell/Employee Education Specialist
John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach
Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial
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Motivated Monday {February 15, 2016}

#‎MotivatedMonday‬ Your “Why” is more important than your “What” Without purpose and belief, reaching goals is very unlikely. Join me for a story proves my point!

calebCaleb Bagwell/Employee Education Specialist
John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach
Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial
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Birmingham: 1950 Stonegate Drive / Suite 275 / Birmingham, AL 35242
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Motivated Monday {February 1, 2016}

 

#MotivatedMonday Do you have goals that aren’t progressing? Do you feel like parts of your life aren’t growing?  Are those areas getting attention?  The only things that grow are the things that get energy! Step back and re-prioritize this week!

 

calebCaleb Bagwell/Employee Education Specialist
John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach
Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial
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Birmingham: 1950 Stonegate Drive / Suite 275 / Birmingham, AL 35242
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10 Powerful Quotes to Inspire You to Empower Your Employees

10 Powerful Quotes to Inspire You to Empower Your Employees

calebCaleb Bagwell/Employee Education Specialist
John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach
Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial
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Motivated Monday – {January 11, 2016}

Planning ahead enables you to take advantage of opportunities when they arrive. Practicing on Game Day is too late!  Attitude is everything.  Attitude is a choice you make!

calebCaleb Bagwell/Employee Education Specialist
John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach
Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial
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Birmingham: 1950 Stonegate Drive / Suite 275 / Birmingham, AL 35242
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The Anatomy of a Happy Office {7 Secrets to Keep Your Employees Happy}

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7 Secrets to Keep Your Employees Happy

1. Recognize when employees are making progress. Pause and highlight milestones that people hit or challenges they have overcome. Ensure that people feel their contributions are rewarded by simply saying “thank you.”

2. Make employees feel like they belong. To be happy at work, it’s important to  feel like “you have a friend.” This gets challenging especially when the company gets busy. People need to feel like they know each other and so time like this yields positive results.

3. Take an interest in who employees actually are. One of the key questions that always gets asked in employee surveys is “Do you feel like your boss cares about you and is trying to give you the tools to succeed?” This will lead to employees that are much more engaged at work.

4. Make it fun. Organizations that feel “light” where people can joke around occasionally with each other have stronger cultures. When mistakes happen, people can see the funny side and are not just focused solely on the downside. These provide additional moments of connection as discussed in point No. 2.

5. Let your employees disengage sometimes. Many employees feel like they are always working because they have “a cubicle in their pocket” that they can never turn it off. This makes employees feel tremendously harassed and stressed. Encourage times when employees are completely disengaged so they can focus on their family and set their own personal priorities.

6. Encourage exercise and sleep. Enough of both of these does great things for employees’ focus, attention, creativity, energy and mood. In the long run, consistently doing “all nighters” are counterproductive.

7. Stop calculating everything. As a business owner, stop keeping score every time an action is taken. Don’t always be thinking, “If I did this for an employee, they should do that.” Do what is right and don’t calculate.

Source:  Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

calebCaleb Bagwell/Employee Education Specialist
John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach
Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial
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Motivated for CHANGE

Welcome to my blog. I am Caleb Bagwell and if you know me at all or have been following my Motivated Monday series on Facebook, I’ll bet you can guess that I am a better speaker than I am a writer. I fully recognize the eloquence and poetry that accompanies written word though and I want to join the blog world so I can shutterstock_288646823add my “two cents worth”. I fully intend to focus on my strengths of speaking, but with the mission I have in my heart, I will not miss any opportunity to reach as many people as I can.

I think to begin it may be a good idea to introduce myself and give you a little of my background as it will give you some insight as to my passion and purpose moving forward. If I sit and think, I believe this current chapter of my life started in college when I finally figured out that I wanted to become a financial advisor. Shortly after that I met a girl that was very different from most girls and I promptly pursued her relentlessly for 6 months before she agreed to a first date! Six year later, we are happily married and she still challenges me every day to be better than I think I can be.   Over the past 4 years of our marriage I have watched her work tirelessly to complete medical school (with honors I might brag), and begin her life as a resident where 12-hour work days are her short days. My wife has taught me the true value of a “Purpose”. She knows hers and is willing to work tirelessly to achieve it.  A life purpose should be so defined and so uniquely yours that if it takes 12 years of constant pursuit, you will still not be deterred. To my wife I have to say, “Thanks Babe! You are the strongest person I know.”

As Sarah has worked through medical school, my purpose too has been developing. Through several divinely placed steps in our lives, I have been given the opportunity to meet with people from all of the world and help them with their finances. Trust me, I am aware that in the grand scheme of life on this planet, personal finance is a relatively unimportant aspect. In my opinion though, it is one of the biggest tools the adversary uses to keep us from reaching our full potential. My heart breaks every time I hear about a college grad that has been called to the mission field and literally can’t go because he has $100,000.00 of student loans. My heart aches when I meet with a couple that say they fight over money and my face turns red with anger when I hear someone accept that they have climbed as high as they can get in the world because they think no one believes in them.

My purpose is simple, my tools are unique, and my audience is clear. Help those that feel the call to be something more reach their full potential by setting them free from the burdens of money through proper stewardship. God has made me distinctly for this job. Motivated, Educated, Changed. He has made me aware that the fastest way to change the world is to convince everyone around me that they are meant to change the world too. I promise to challenge you, I promise to push you out of you comfort zone, and I promise to always believe in you. Let’s blog.

calebCaleb Bagwell/Employee Education Specialist
John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach
Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial
Toll-Free: 866.695.5162 / Office: 205.970.9088
Birmingham: 1950 Stonegate Drive / Suite 275 / Birmingham, AL 35242
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