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Roadblocks

Roadblocks. They're barriers when it comes to driving past construction sites, and also when it comes to trying something new in entrepreneurship. It can be difficult to be "first" with a new idea or vision. It can be lonely. That's why it's important to have a strong support system and to show your key people that you notice and appreciate their encouragement.

For me, two personal cheerleaders…



Pay It Forward

When we wear a watch on our wrist, it serves as a reminder of the time. We use watches to be on time for business meetings, appointments, family obligations, and much more! However, why not wear a token of gratitude on our wrist to serve as a reminder to "Pay It Forward" to others?

I…



From Jewels to Tools: Ivan Levi to speak on enhancing business practices at RJO Show in August

Originally published in Mid-America Jewelry News, June 29, 2015

(HIGHLAND PARK, Ill.) - The jewelry industry has seen changes in the way business is being done since the advent of the Internet, and especially since the economic downturn began in 2007. Ivan Levi's quest to find answers to questions about these changes led him to discover how one specific, yet easy to do practice…



A Thoughtful Surprise

One of the worst feelings in the world is not being able to sleep when you know you have a busy day ahead. This was my dilemma when I was staying in a hotel one night. I woke up at 5 a.m. and couldn't fall back to sleep, so after tossing and turning, I became resigned to a day…



Giving Big - On the Road!

When you travel frequently for your career, it can be difficult to truly ever feel "at home." However, I recently had an unexpected encounter that reminded me that individuals you happen to stumble upon can make you feel at least closer to home and that you can take that moment of happiness…



Showcasing Gratitude to Clients Matters!

See how a simple note created a happy day and grateful clients in 5 seconds!

Mike, a reader from Michigan, still feels it. Here, he describes how FOREVER THANK YOU: THE UNIQUE WAY TO THANK GREAT PEOPLE made the last month…



Rules for Win a Forever Thank You Book Contest

PROMOTION NAME: "Win a Free Forever Thank You Book"

DATES: Starts – 12/15/14; Ends – 12/22/14

OFFICIAL RULES SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…



Verbal Post Cards

I was at the post office, standing in a long line. Waiting. I noticed that lots of cost cutting has been done and fewer employees keep the mail system going. Then I noticed something else.

Post office customers seem to get upset the minute they walk in the door. I heard sighs,…



Gratitude for Great People

Chapter 1 of Ivan Levi's book Forever Thank You: The Unique Way to Thank Great People



"50 First Dates" ... of Gratitude

I recently watched the movie “50 First Dates” starring Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore. In this film, the female protagonist (Barrymore) sustains a brain injury, which gives her short-term memory loss.

Every day she woke up was a fresh slate, meaning that she couldn’t remember anything that had happened in her life since the accident. Adam…