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Bullied No More: The End of Workplace Bullying

This is NOT the guy who you want to spend 40 hours a week with. Shola's Note: October is National Bullying Awareness month, and I am ready to shine as bright of a light as I...
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Being Stronger Than Your Excuses

You are so much stronger than your excuses. Imagine this: You are locked into the fight for your life, and you're giving it all of your effort. You're punching, kicking, scratching, hair-pulling, and doing everything within...
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Grow or Die

Set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it, you become someone worth becoming." -Jim Rohn The title of this blog post is pretty dramatic, isn't it? Maybe it is, but it's true. At best, in...
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It’s Time to Make Kindness the New Normal

It's time to make kindness the new normal. A couple of weeks ago, I called the customer service department of a well-known online retailer because I ordered a gift for someone...and I mistakenly had it mailed...
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You Have Nothing to Prove

Why fit in when you could stand out? Recently, during a speaking engagement, a woman in the audience asked me a question that would have been very difficult for me to answer a few years ago: "On your...
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Being Your Own Hero

Be your own hero. One day I was teaching a customer service class, and I remember a woman complaining non-stop about how miserable she was in her job. She went on and on about how she...
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Do You Really Want It?

What do you see--a barrier or an opportunity? A while ago, I ran into one of my old coworkers at the grocery store. We used to work together at the soul-destroying hellhole that I've described in...
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The Insanity of Being Intimidated by People

It's time to reclaim your power. If you've been following The Positivity Solution for a little while, then I'm certain that you know this: I believe that fear destroys more lives than any other force on this...
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Go Where You’re Wanted

If you're not wanted, why stay? Don't chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people--the ones who really belong in your life--will come to you. And stay." -Will Smith I...

Hi! I am Shola

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Over a decade ago, I was drowning in the despondency of yet another workday. My success as the top regional performer had been numbed by a culture of incessant workplace bullying. And, I’d recently made the situation worse by filing a formal complaint. In short, I was collateral damage in a company without the process or intention to address my experience.

Exhausted from the drama, with an unrecognizable version of myself at the wheel, I intentionally swerved off the interstate in an attempt to take my own life. But in that half-second, my reflexes responded, and I yanked the wheel away from disaster. As I clipped the guardrail on I 405, something changed...

I uncovered a power within myself

...a burning desire to reverse a trend that happens daily to sixty-five million people in this country alone. This catalyst has since become Go Together™ Movement - a transformational roadmap of mindset, behaviors, and tools that transform workplace cultures and drive results.

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