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Melissa’s Summer Bucket List

Melissa’s Summer Bucket List

Summer, summer, summertime! We are approaching my favorite time of year – when the weather is warm hot and people are happier. There have been a few summers though, that have passed without really any significant memory. So this year, I made a small bucket list. Emphasis on small, because the more I put on there, the less I will do. Anyone else like that? Here are three things that if I get to do this summer, I will be one happy camper. (Fun fact: I don’t like camping.) Volunteer Besides talking about #TeamHuman, I live it too. Sometimes, I can get stuck in the regular “to-dos” of life and I want to take more opportunities this summer to help others. Go on at least 3 day-trips somewhere new. Learning about a new place, seeing and smelling new things…it’s just […]

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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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Black History Month Heroes You Might Not Know About

Black History Month Heroes You Might Not Know About

Black History Month is over half way done, and there is so much learn about the influential people that changed the landscape of our country. At Swift Kick, we pride ourselves on bringing people together. We celebrate human kindness and teamwork, but we also know that there are people in the background who do not get recognized as others do. As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, here are some admirable people you might not know about: Shirley Chrisholm Not only was Shirley Chrisholm pivotal in the fight for African-American women to have roles in government, she was the first African-American woman to run for the Democratic party nomination in 1972. Thurgood Marshall His work as a civil rights lawyer helped create the America we know today. He is best known as being the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, serving for 24 […]

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Pay Attention, Ask For Help, Set Your Soul on Fire – Leadership Tips

Pay Attention, Ask For Help, Set Your Soul on Fire – Leadership Tips

Each month Swift Kick will be highlighting a member in our community who shows extraordinary Leadership within their own community. In the month of February, we decided to conduct a Q&A with Tony Williams. He is a dedicated Community Assistant, the Social Diversity Chair for Association of Campus Events, and the Membership Chair for KU Presidential Ambassadors. Because of his involvement and leadership style, we decided to share his talents with all of you! Meet Tony Gee Williams! Q: What is your best leadership tip that you would like to share with us when working with your community? A: If I could only give one tip out, it would be to pay attention and listen to other people’s input. Just because you have a title does not mean you are the only person entitled to an opinion. I feel like everyone else’s input […]

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Your One Job – Keep People Out of the Twilight Zone

Your One Job – Keep People Out of the Twilight Zone

Sweating, tripping over his own two feet, a man cries out for anyone, anyone, to answer him. He stumbles around a strange town, completely devoid of any human life. Finally, he is rendered exhausted and terrified, repeatedly pushing the button at the crosswalk, begging for help.  I sat down the other day and watched the first episode of The Twilight Zone. For those of you too young to know what that means, it is NOT a convention of #TeamEdward enthusiasts. It’s an awesome show that started in 1959. Check it out. (Yes, it’s on Netflix.) The very first episode ever aired of The Twilight Zone is called “Where is Everybody?” and most of it is as I described in the first paragraph. At the end, we find out that the man is part of an experiment with NASA, and has been […]

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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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Why This 9 Letter Word is So Meaningful

Why This 9 Letter Word is So Meaningful

When I came here, I was looking for a community. Then I realized I was helping to create one.” – OSU If you look at the word “community” what do you see? Here at Swift Kick, this amazing nine-letter word means so much. Take a look as we break down each letter to explain why we love our Dance Floor Theory community so much. C – Compassionate Our team and community is so compassionate about everything. We are there for others and we care about one another. O – Opportunity Any opportunity that arises, people in our community go for it. We do not hold back, we go for the gold and accomplish as many goals that we can. M – Meaningful Our community is extremely meaningful, not only to us, but to everyone. We are a community that helps […]

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12 months of #TeamHuman (Try Not to Cry)

12 months of #TeamHuman (Try Not to Cry)

It’s the little things that count. Click through each of the 12 months to see how our world supported #TeamHuman in 2016. You don’t have to do a lot to help someone in need. A small gesture can go a long way. (We aren’t responsible for  any tears you shed as you go through the 12 months of #TeamHuman!) 2016 may have been a tough year in many ways, but this is a reminder that there will always be good to shine through in the 12 months of any year. Until next time, have a great day!  

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The Holiday Hugging Workout

The Holiday Hugging Workout

Holiday Hugging! Well look what we have here…the holidays and tons of holiday hugging. When did they sneak up on us? If you’re just as confused as we are about the new year being right around the corner, fear not. Swift Kickers and exercise extraordinaires, Jake and Melissa, have a preview of some of the workouts they’ll be doing to welcome 2017 to improve their serious and energetic hugging game. From weighted exercises to body weight exercises that make you feel like a boss, these two have got you covered for a sweat sesh you never planned for but always wanted. Maybe your goals are different and you don’t want to be the best hugger. While Melissa and Jake might not understand that, there will still be lots of food, desserts and champagne toasts. And we need healthy (huggers) in […]

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