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How the Dictionary, and 6 Famous People, Define Community

How the Dictionary, and 6 Famous People, Define Community

According to dictionary.com, one of the definitions of the word community is “similar character; agreement; identity.” Here at Swift Kick, we believe that people become better versions of themselves when they are connected to a strong community. We aren’t the only ones who feel this way…#TeamHuman         Which one of these quotes best describes your community? How can you create more empathy, connection, inspiration, and service within your organization? Pick one of the above quotes and share it with your team members as some extra inspiration this week!

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Random Acts of Kindness You Can Do Anywhere

Random Acts of Kindness You Can Do Anywhere

T-9 days until Random Acts of Kindness Day and we can’t wait! We know it can be tough to think of new ways to be kind to people. To help you plan your R.A.K.s, here’s a list of things you can do…anywhere! Kindness for your team: Leave compliments for each team member to find before your next meeting Treat them to a meal Have a big brainstorm session coming up? Brings them snack to share Offer to help a team member with an upcoming project Use social media to shout out your team Kindness for your family: Surprise your family with breakfast or by doing extra chores around the house before they wake up in the morning Drive younger siblings around Designate an “no electronics” rule and host a game night instead Put post-it notes around the house reminding everyone how awesome […]

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It’s the Final Exit! – Healthy Skepticism

It’s the Final Exit! – Healthy Skepticism

As we were climbing the stairs to leave the gym, I saw a sign near the floor pointing to the door that said, “Final Exit.” I thought to myself, “Well, that’s a bit dramatic. This is clearly not the last time I will exit this building, let alone anything ever. There’s still two more doors to get out of the building!” Needless to say, I overthink things. It clearly means it is the final exit for that particular stairwell to the outside. But there are still some interesting questions to be pulled out of my over-analysis. Do you just accept things people tell you? Or, do you analyze them with some skepticism? Do you do your own research to develop your own opinion and/or understanding? Deep thinking, I know. Do you question things people tell you? Or, analyze them with some skepticism? […]

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Can I Be Real A Second? [Open Doors, Open Hearts Style]

Can I be real a second, For just a millisecond? -George Washington, Hamilton First, this post is a personal one, stemming from a core value here at Swift Kick, Open Doors, Open Hearts, so I hope you can relate. Second, yes, I am still obsessed with the Hamilton soundtrack. Now that we have that settled, I’d like to ask one question. Do you ever feel like you have to be good at EVERYTHING? Over the weekend, I went to closing night of a friend’s show One Funny Mother and she told her story of being a mom. She talked about always feeling like she had to be a good mom, wife, friend, sister, daughter, etc… and I started thinking about my life and all the places I have to be good at everything. Growing up, I felt like I had to be a […]

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3 Unexpected Ways to Build a Unique Campus Culture

3 Unexpected Ways to Build a Unique Campus Culture

The best college experiences are the ones where you feel completely connected to the spirit of your campus. Fight songs, Homecoming, dances – these all aim to create a campus culture that everyone feels part of. But sometimes you need a fresh new idea to kick-start your community. Check out what these three colleges did to build a unique campus culture. Coloring book of upcoming events This bright idea comes from SUNY Oneonta. They made a coloring book at the beginning of the academic year that showcased events that would be happening on campus. Why is this epic? –It’s interactive. Anyone on campus would want to get in on the crayon-filled fun. –It provides information. A student who might not want to go to events will probably take a book anyway. This effectively gets them from “meh” to “hmm” by giving […]

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Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Roses are red, Violets are blue. Hugs are free, For me and you! On Thursday, November 3, we hosted Student Free Hugs Day.  Thank you to the College of DuPage for hosting the attempt at breaking a world record for the most number of hugs in one minute. It was an honor for Tom to do this at his alma mater, especially during Free Hugs Day. It is always a pleasure to interact with our community in amazing events like this one. Breaking a world record was just the cherry on top. 🙂 Ch-ch-check it out! #TeamHuman

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3 Lessons for Every Leader in Your Favorite Movies

3 Lessons for Every Leader in Your Favorite Movies

Every now and then, a movie comes along that makes us feel good. And, just maybe, also has a tremendous lesson that we can carry with us. These three movies give leaders the basic, but awesome foundation of leadership. The journey and experience of leading is a privilege. Without a solid foundation in integrity, grit, and passion, your influence and credibility can diminish. Start (and re-start when you need to) with these basic lessons: “Attitude Reflects Leadership, Captain.” Remember the Titans Being a leader means living your life in a fishbowl. Everyone can see or ignore you, criticize or support you, but your attitude will determine their choice. Even if defeat is imminent or a different strategy should be taken, try to remain positive and open-minded. Video Credit: Dorsia Atkinson YouTube Channel “Let us see what Squirt does flying solo.” Finding […]

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That’s a Wrap on Free Hugs Day 2016!

That’s a Wrap on Free Hugs Day 2016!

Another Free Hugs Day is in the books! Over 30,000 hugs were pledged with over 40 schools. Thank YOU, the Swift Kick community, for an amazing day. Check out some Free Hugs facts and videos from this years event:   Swift Kick’s official video Bridgewater State University Texas Tech Want in on more fun? Keep an eye out for Random Acts of Kindness Day on April 13th!

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Elections Make Us… (A Flowchart)

Elections Make Us… (A Flowchart)

In an uncertain time, we should remember that we are always stronger together. Stay positive and share love. #TeamHuman

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4 Excuses You Can’t Use for Not Participating in Free Hugs Day

4 Excuses You Can’t Use for Not Participating in Free Hugs Day

Are you ready for Free Hugs Day?! Many of you will be nodding your heads saying, “YES! LET ‘S DO THIS!” Others might not have a clue. And yet, others (and this post is for you) might be making excuses as to why you can’t run a Free Hugs Day on your campus. Here are some excuses we simply won’t accept:   I don’t have time to hug people. 6 seconds, people. That’s all it takes. You can spend 5 minutes in between classes holding your sign in the hallway. It will still make an impact. In fact, stand in the doorway and greet people with Free Hugs as they come into class. I don’t have people to hug. That’s the fun of it. Just hold up the sign. People will come to you. They won’t be able to help it. I don’t […]

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