Mind Your Business

with Corey Chambas

10/20/14

The value of relationships

Every weekend when I bike along a portion of the local trail, I get stopped and asked to show my trail pass. At first this was a source of frustration, as I am somewhat obsessed with tracking my average speed, and this slows me down.

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09/23/14

For best results, know yourself

A few years back I went through a coaching experience that was both interesting and productive. As is typical, the first step was an assessment of my strengths and “opportunities for improvement.” Although I thought I was pretty aware of my “opportunities,” I really benefited from the chance to fully understand them.

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08/25/14

Work like a dog

From the headline, you probably thought this blog was going to be about how if you work really hard you’ll get ahead and succeed. While that’s true, that’s not where I’m going. I’m thinking more about how you can succeed at work, and life in general, if you mimic the lovable traits of man’s best friend.

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07/22/14

By the time you get to Missoula, you’re really fit: the value of lifelong learning

On beautiful Friday or Saturday summer evenings, my wife and I like to hang out at the Memorial Union Terrace. The last time we were there, I happened to strike up a conversation with a guy sitting next to us. He ended up telling us that when he retired last summer, he gave himself a retirement present of biking solo across the country.

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06/23/14

Do what I say, not what I do

I have fond memories from my youth of my dad saying things to me like: “Don’t make me pull this car over!” “I’ll give you something to cry about!” “Because I said so!” and “Do what I say, not what I do.” When I became a dad, inexplicably and unintentionally, I sometimes found some of these same classic words come flying out of my mouth! The last one is the phrase that I’m reminded of most, and in particular in regard to my blog. I often wonder as I am giving out advice, am I really walking the walk? Or just talking the talk?

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Corey Chambas has over 25 years of business experience. He is the President and CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc., serves as a director of several of First Business’ companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, an advisory board member of Bellbrook Labs and Aldine Capital Fund, and a member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County.

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