Golf is the Sport of Business: Here’s Why

Golf and business have always been intertwined. Living in Florida, all of us at LNE Consulting can’t help but notice how much golf is adored. In many ways, the golf course is as effective as any office when it comes to making a deal — and it’s a great way to inspire competition. But besides the obvious, why is golf so popular in the business world?

Well, there isn’t one specific answer, but LNE Consulting can name a few fundamental reasons.


You Dictate Your Outcome

Team sports are an effective way to work as a unit and bond, but they don’t reflect individual performance. In golf, the only person hitting the ball is you. There’s no room for excuses and your scorecard reflects how you performed individually. Golf requires initiative and composure, two traits that are valued in the office and are displayed on the golf course.

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Its Low Tension

While we all have a certain competitive nature, golf is typically a relaxed and modest game. Too much competition isn’t a good atmosphere for closing deals or getting to know someone. Golf offers an atmosphere of friendly competition with low stakes. It’s a great way to get out of the office, enjoy the outdoors, and be active. While there are many activities that are “low-tension”, golf seems to be the favorite because of all the other elements it involves.

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Opportunities To Network

Whether you randomly paired with a group, or you’re going out with prospective clients, golf gives you a solid few hours to get to know the members of your group. Usually by the time the round has ended you’ve either made a new friend, a connection, or a future business partner. Meeting new people, especially with similar interests, is a great way to grow your network and the golf course is a networking goldmine.

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There are certainly more reasons why golf is so popular in the business world, but those seem to be the three most popular. In Hollywood, Florida, where LNE Consulting is located, golf is as popular as any sport around. Golf is not limited to only professionals, but it is certainly a large component of their lives. It’s a lot bigger than just a round of golf, business professionals will tell you that.

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Food for Thought, Literally: 7 Foods that Boost Brainpower

As we power through the summertime and fight through the Florida heat, LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL) has got you covered with a list of 7 foods that are proven to help keep you focused!

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You’ve probably heard of this one before. You may have even popped a handful of blueberries in your mouth on your way to take a big test back in school. Blueberries are full of antioxidants, which boost the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain, which improves concentration and memory.

2) Beets

These red root vegetables are another great source of antioxidants. Beets also contain natural nitrates, which similarly increase blood flow to your brain, giving you a rush of energy and improving your mental performance.

3) Broccoli

Broccoli contains high levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and choline, three nutrients that are key for supporting energy and brain function. Turns out your mom was right, you really should eat your broccoli!

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We’re as thrilled as you are to have another excuse to eat more chocolate. Dark chocolate with contains 70 percent or higher cocoa is packed with flavonols, which provide your body with antioxidants, helping blood flow to the brain and heart and even lowering your blood pressure.

5) Nuts and Seeds

Both are a fantastic source of Vitamin E, which helps maintain your cognitive function as you age. They’re also full of essential oils and amino acids which can give you a concentration boost.

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Avocados are always praised as a great source of healthy fatty acids, but did you know they can also help out your brain? They’re known to aid blood flow to the brain, which yes, you guessed it, improves your focus and concentration.

7) Fatty Fish

Especially oily fish, such as salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, pilchards, and kipper, have been proven to enhance your mental performance and mood due to their high levels of omega-3  fatty acids.

Try incorporating even just two or three of these superfoods into your daily diet, you’ll notice a difference!

Check back on our blog for more tips from LNE Consulting on how to stay productive this summer.

5 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July [IDEAS]

July is here and everyone knows that the best barbecuing holiday is quickly approaching! All of us at LNE Consulting are really looking forward to celebrating in our own ways. Just in case you haven’t yet solidified your plans for the fourth, we thought we’d supply a few ideas to celebrate this wonderful day of Independence in South Florida.

 

1. Call up friends and family, get everyone together for a close-knit affair. Get the grill going, throw some hot dogs on the grill, try grilling veggies for a healthier take. Buy some lemonade from the grocery store and supply cool drinks by the pool (perhaps an inflatable one.) The important thing is that you’re all together and you can plan your day around family and friends.

 

2. Head on over to Charnow Park, the beachside located right in Hollywood, FL between 2 pm and 10 pm for a fun-filled day of family activities and picnics. Fireworks will be shown, offshore, at 9 pm and viewing opportunities are available anywhere along the beach. More information is available on their website.

 

3. If you feel like getting out on the Fourth of July, the city of Miami is hosting their annual 4th of July 5K run. Start your day early, with registration from 5:30 – 6:30 am and the race starting at 7:04 am. Funds from this race will benefit ALSAC, St. Jude’s Research Center and the Go Run Project. For only $10 your family can take place in a barbecue after the race, and there is a kiddie dash too! What fun!

 

4. Light off some small fireworks of your own. Now in Florida, fireworks available for consumer usage are limited to sparklers, colored smoke ONLY fireworks and glow worm fireworks. Essentially fireworks that burn without exploding. Leave the dangerous ones to the fireworks officials, but in the meantime, why not enjoy some sparklers in the dark on this wonderful Fourth of July. For a full list of legal fireworks check out this website. 

5. If you don’t feel like dealing with traffic or going out to buy fireworks yourself, why not just tune into one of the incredible fireworks shows all around the world. From New York City to Boston and more, there are beautiful fireworks displays available for viewing, all depending on what you’re feeling We watch the NYE ball drop from NYC all over the world, so why not watch some fireworks too?

All of us at LNE Consulting wish you a great Independence day filled with family, friends, food, and fireworks! Follow LNE Consulting on Instagram for more updates regarding our Fourth of July plans!

Getting To Know Justin Callahan

At LNE Consulting, we take pride in having a strong and distinguished team. We believe each member of our team plays a significant role in achieving our long-term goals. Today, we’ll be learning more about one of LNE Consulting‘s newer members; Justin Callahan.

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A: Justin Callahan


Q: Where are you from?

A: I’m originally from Philadelphia.


Q: How long have you been working with the company?

A: I have been working at LNE Consulting for roughly 2 months.


Q: What attracted you to the company?

A: I was attracted to the opportunity to learn and grow within a company that promotes from within.


Q: What have you accomplished/learned in the short time that you’ve been working here?

A: I have learned time management, the different theories on different types of customers and approaches on dealing with each, and how to work and inspire other to achieve their goals.


Q: What next steps are you most excited about?

A: I look forward to helping to develop other people within the company and moving into a management position.


We are very pleased to have Justin on board the LNE Consulting team and are excited about what lay ahead. He possesses the traits that we value and believe he will be a great asset to our team.

10 Things You May Not Know About the Month of June

June has arrived and all of us at LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL) are happy to see the beautiful weather that summer has brought us. While we are still hard at work, we spent a little time getting to know what interesting things this month of June has in store. We found out 10 interesting facts about the month of June that are worth a read!

1. June 2nd is National Donut Day, a day dedicated to celebrating those circular treats that we can’t get enough of. Glazed, jelly, creme, you name it – we love it. Tip: Many donut franchises offer free donuts on this day, so be sure to take a moment and see if any stores near you are participating.

2. The word June is thought to be derived from the word Juno. Juno was a Roman Goddess and the wife of Jupiter. In Greek mythology, Juno’s name is Hera and Jupiter is the Roman counterpart of Zeus, king of the Gods.

3. June is considered the prime month for marriage. This could be due to the weather or the fact that Juno is the Roman version of Hera, the Greek goddess of love and marriage.

4. Some experts believe that June was actually named after the Latin word “Junius” meaning, young and that May was named after the word “Maiores,” meaning old. Since June is the first month of summer, it represents a time of rebirth and growth.

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5. June is National Rose Month. This month is dedicated to this classically beautiful flower, the rose. Be it red, pink or white, take the time to give a loved one an elegant rose or head over to somewhere that sells rosebush starters. What goes together better than summer and flowers?

6. Alexandrite, Moonstone, and Pearl are the birthstones for people born in June. Alexandrite represents health, learning, and longevity, Moonstone represents calming change and new beginnings and Pearl represents faith and purity.

7. The June beetle is a type of beetle originating from the Scarabaeidae family. It has been given its name because it commonly reappears in the month of June when plants are in full bloom and there is plenty of foliage to eat.

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8. The Wimbledon Tennis Championships are the oldest and most prestigious Tennis tournaments in the world. They are held during the last two weeks of June and the finish in early July. 

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9. June 19th is fathers day! And while you probably already knew this, an extra reminder never hurt when it comes to honoring dad, or any father-like figures that are important people in your life. 

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10. June 21st is the longest day of the year. It marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. The sun will be out for nearly all 12 hours of the day, so enjoy the extra daylight and maybe do something fun!

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Have a wonderful June!

Get to Know LNE Consulting Team Member Jovani Rodriguez

At LNE Consulting we understand how significant our team members are to the work we do, so we thought we’d take a moment to sit down with one of them and get to know a bit about the people who make LNE Consulting the close-knit company that it is. Today we did a little question, answer interview with Jovani Rodriguez who has only been with the company for 16 months and yet has made a very large impact with his positive attitude and go-getter mentality.

18449453_10155258754490126_8358730134459771291_oQ: Can you tell us about your manager? What is the best part of working with him/her?

A: Mrs. Julie Edmonds is an amazing manager, her desire and motivation to help others is incredible. She is very determined and focuses on continuing to grow and bring out the best in others. She’s also very humble and caring. One of the things that she does that makes me laugh is when she starts laughing it’s like she can’t stop and just keep laughing and laughing continuously! The best part of working with Julie is knowing how successful she is and that she is willing to help me accomplish my goals!

Q: Describe the people that you work with.  What are they like?

A: The people I work with in the office are great! Everybody is very motivated and fun to work with. Some are motivated to give their family a better lifestyle, others are motivated to become their own boss and impact others lives positively.  It’s great to surround yourself with successful people and learn from one another. My assistant manager, Otto Hurtado, has become like a brother to me and he is someone I’m very grateful to be able to work with.

Q: What have been some of your favorite team night activities? In your own words, why do you think team nights are important?

A: Team nights are extremely important it gives us an opportunity to bond, create great relationships and have a lot of fun! One of my favorites is when we go bowling! Or go watch sports.

Everything that Jovani had to say about the close relationship he has with his LNE family is exactly the kind of thing that LNE strives to promote with our employees. We are so glad to have Jovani as a part of our team. Thank you Jovani!

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3 Things The NBA Finals Can Teach Us

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Basketball, like many sports, requires a great deal of commitment, work, and camaraderie to be successful. At LNE Consulting we don’t model ourselves after basketball teams, but we certainly try to emulate their commitment, work, and camaraderie they display.

Tonight will be the first game of the NBA finals; a rematch of the last two NBA Finals featuring the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. These two teams earned their right to the Finals 3 straight years, and that’s not on accident.

While basketball is merely a competitive, professional sport, it can serve as a microcosm of how to be successful in life. These two teams success is the result of putting in countless hours and following principles that model success. Here at LNE Consulting, we believe that there is a lot to be learned from the upcoming NBA Finals.

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1. Commitment is everything

Accomplishing a goal would be almost impossible if you gave up after your first try. If you truly want to accomplish something, you have to stay committed and keep working towards doing that. The reason these two teams have had so much success these past few years is because they stay committed to the game and always strive to be better and accomplish the ultimate goal; a championship. Staying committed will only move you towards the direction of success, while its easier said than done, it’s imperative if you sincerely want to succeed.


2. Teamwork makes the dream work

The NBA is a perfect example of how one person cannot carry an entire team. An example would be the NBA Finals two years ago when the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced each other for the first time in the Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers were missing 2 of their best 3 players that had helped them reach the Finals, and LeBron James essentially tried to carry the team on his back. Despite one of the best NBA Finals performances throughout the series, LeBron James and the Cavaliers would ultimately lose, because the Golden State Warriors had an entire team that each did their part. Because the Golden State Warriors were able to work as a cohesive unit that had experience working with one another, they each focused on doing their individual responsibilities in order to accomplish the ultimate goal.


3. Consistency matters

Showing up when it matters is important. Showing up all the time is even better. A consistent scorer is a more valuable asset to a basketball team than the man who hits a clutch shot but finishes the night 2-11 shooting. The player who scores consistently and puts the team in a position succeed may not always be the hero, but they’re a pivotal part of a team’s success. If you can bring it night in and night out and consistently do your job, although it may not seem it, you will become the foundation of your team.


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At LNE Consulting we believe that the NBA Finals aren’t just entertainment, they’re a learning opportunity. These two teams are successful in their department, just as a business can be. At the end of the day their players are working for a team and what they are able to do should inspire us to achieve our goals.