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Making Strides to End Breast Cancer event - May 5th

Our walk team has been busy fundraising and we’re working hard to reach our goal of $1500. The walk event is Saturday, May 5th at the Discovery World in downtown Milwaukee. Help us with this great event! It’s not too late!! You can join the team online at http://tinyurl.com/732r5y5.

Together we can make a difference!

Everyone Sees the Pimple First - from Dan Rockwell’s Leadership Freak Blog

Blemishes captivate just like the negative past. The dark past draws you backward into futile conversations that solidify rather than solve. Complaints always focus on the past. Problems pull backward. But, solutions draw forward. You become what you talk about.

Reflect: I’ve been thinking about conversation topics. I know better, but I’ve slipped into conversations that spiral around the past. Everyone, it seems, wants to solve the past. I spent years captivated by negative history. It’s easy, sometimes fun, but inevitably futile.  Leaders can drown in complaints, problems, weaknesses, and low performance. Unless you intentionally turn forward, you’re pulled into the negative past; something that can’t be changed, developed, or improved, only built on.

Refocus: Recurring topics of conversation determine where you go and what you do. Persistently talking about the past translates into repeating it. Stuck people focus on the past. Leaders Solve the past by moving into the future. It’s the only way.

Redirect: Talk about the past with the future in mind, tenaciously. Rather than focusing on, “Where have we been?” say, “Where are we going?” Shift from past tense to present and future tense language. “What are we learning,” is better than, “What did we learn?” The latter takes you back while the former pulls you forward. “What was done?” is only the beginning component of a, “What’s next?” conversation. “Next time we’ll …” improves on, “What went wrong?”

Pimples: Problems and failures are inevitable, even useful. But, don’t focus on the pimple. Step toward solutions or you’ll become what you complain about, a pus-filled volcano waiting to pop. Forward facing speech combined with forward focused action creates your future. Backward facing speech and backward focused action repeats the past. Develop forward looking ways to speak about the past. Move toward your future not away from your past.

Staff Birthdays for April

Jody S, Ana V, Kate S, Maria R & Maria E

Meet Our Staff

Yudith R - April Employee of the Month

1.What is your job at INK?  - Fold and pack.

2.Family? - My husband, my two sons.

3.Favorite Food  - Mexican and Chinese

4.Favorite Sports Team - None

5.Favorite Cheap Night Out - I’d rather be home with family.

6.Most Recent Movie - The Hunger Games

7.What are you reading? - “Health Food” by Dr. Jorge D. Pamploma

8.Favorite Music - Little of everything.

9.I wish I could…  - Be a teacher. I love children.

Recipe of the Month

Quincy L's Delectable Steak Marinade

Ingredients / Tools

1/2 Cup Soy Sauce

1/2 Cup Sliced Green Onions

1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

2 Garlic Cloves (Chopped / Minced)

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

1/4 Teaspoon Pepper

2 1/2 Pounds Beef Ribeye Steaks

Large Resealable Bag

Directions

1. In a large resealable bag, combine soy sauce, onions, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and pepper.

2. Add steaks.

3. Seal bag. Refrigerate overnight.

4. Drain and discard marinade. Grill steaks however YOU like.

Serves 2-4 people. Note - There will be NO leftovers!

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