Synergy Personal Development

The end is just the beginning of your next big thing

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August 13, 2020 by John CunninghamYesterday I made a potato salad. It wasn’t the first time I’d made it, but it was one of the better ones I had created. Why? Because I did something different. I added olives and smashed the potatoes a bit more than usual, giving the salad a creamier texture and […]

4 Tips for Taking Control of Your Life

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July 29, 2020 by John CunninghamTom is a software engineer. He recently got his dream job, working for a gaming company. He had a new girlfriend and life was looking great. Then he got furloughed when work slowed down. His girlfriend found out a dark secret from his past that made her doubt the relationship […]

An Opportunity in Disguise

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June 15, 2020 by John Cunningham It’s only failure if you don’t learn from the experience I recently completed my six-month evaluation and it has been a year of terrific growth. However, no assessment is complete without looking at how you got there. The road here has not been smooth. In fact, it’s had a […]

Why Do You Need Art

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June 3, 2020 by John CunninghamThe other night I caught Gillian Anderson in A StreetCar Named Desire from London’s National Theater on YouTube. During the COVID 19 lockdown they, and other theater companies across the globe, are presenting different plays from their archives every week. Watching Ms. Anderson’s performance as Blanche Dubois made me really […]

Hang in There, Success is Achievable

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May 11, 2020 by John CunninghamEveryone wants success, but few are willing to scale the mountain for it. Victory requires thousands of hours invested in sweat equity, countless hundreds of times spent on difficult or repetitive tasks when you would rather be doing something else, and the ability to fail over and over again then […]

Avoid Boring Zoom Meetings

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May 1, 2020 by John Cunningham 6 Tips for Improving Virtual Meetings – As more and more meetings go online, the world is learning what Silicon Valley has already known for a while now. Virtual meetings save time and money. However, with these savings come tradeoffs. The biggest one being that we just don’t engage […]

The Power of Silence

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April 20, 2020 by John Cunningham Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. Wayne DyerOverstimulation is a big problem in today’s switched on, tuned in, and notification distracted world. It’s enough to make you […]

5 Ways to Recharge Your Mind

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April 1, 2020 by John Cunningham Do yourself a favor and hit the reset button Life is demanding. You are simultaneously being pulled in several different directions that can create a high level of stress and a low level of accomplishment. Whether you have a minute or an hour to replenish, these five strategies will […]

What to do When You’re Trapped at Home

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April 1, 2020 by John Cunningham 10 Tips for keeping sane while staying at home Regardless how comfortable your space is, it’s no fun having to self-quarantine. While the world is on lockdown and you are forced to stay at home, a mixture of emotions is probably sweeping over you. At first, you may be […]

To Strengthen A Relationship Give First

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April 1, 2020 by John Cunningham The power of reciprocity It’s all about putting others first People today are concerned about what is in it for me. How they can get the most out of any situation, focused on winning regardless of the circumstances. However, these victories will always be short term unless they create […]