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I Have Hair

I have hair. However, I choose not to wear it. It’s a matter of managing my priorities. So just to make a point and to be as mathematically correct as I could be, I consulted one of my best buddies. My pal Bryce is a real, honest to Pete rocket scientist. So who best to…

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It’s Time To Hire a Business Coach Now: Part 2

Now more than any other time in history, you should hire a business coach. Success in business and life has become much more complex in the last few years. It was hard enough for most business owners, entrepreneurs, or executives to excel pre-Covid. It’s even more complicated now. How we conduct business has dramatically changed.…

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9 Ways Ted Lasso Is A Compassionate Leader

Leadership is not about yelling and telling. Leadership is not about instilling fear in the team with threats and negative consequences. Instead, leadership is about having a vision and getting your team to work together to achieve the vision. It’s not an easy task to learn compassionate leadership, but I do have a suggestion of…

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The Simplest Secret To Success

Occam’s razor is a principle stated by the Scholastic philosopher William of Ockham (1285–1347/49). Now, before you quit reading, this is not one of those philosophical rants. But, for nearly 700 years, Occam’s razor has consistently proven its value to those that pay attention. In layman’s terms, the principle states the simplest solution is usually…

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No One Likes a Whiner

Ok, rant time. I do not have the patience for whiners. I used to try to sympathize with them, but that disappeared a couple of years ago. Enough already. We seem to be plagued by people who want to whine, moan, and complain about anything that does not go their way. It’s always someone else’s…

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The Pitfalls of Optimism

Optimism is overrated. Being optimistic is hard work. When I’m my usual upbeat self, life is not always so easy. When I talk about my vision for the future and the possibilities it offers, someone always reminds me that the world is ending. When I mention how much I appreciate the freedom that we have,…

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I Don’t Care Who Said It

For years, I’ve taught and lived by the writings of Germany’s “Shakespeare” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The guy is quoted in German as much as Shakespeare is in English. It also seems that over time the thoughts of other philosophers have been attributed to our Johnny boy. One of Goethes’ most famous “attributed” quotes, the…

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The Bias Alternatives

The rules of business have changed in the past 18 months. The rules of success have not. I learned years ago that success had a recipe, and the ingredients to the recipe never change at its foundation. No matter what type of business you’re in, where you’re at or what the economic conditions are, the…

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I Know Why You’re Here

I love selling stuff. I love learning about selling stuff. I’ve had some great mentors, and I’ve learned a lot simply by hitting the streets, working hard, and falling on my face. Of course, there are great books and courses on selling. But there are some lessons on selling that you can’t get from a…

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Stupidity vs. Intelligence

Let’s start with a couple of definitions from the dictionary. First is the meaning of intelligence. Intelligence is “the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.”  Anyone can have intelligence. Everyone can acquire and apply knowledge. Whether you are college-educated or a graduate of the College of the Streets, we have knowledge that we…

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