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You Can’t Find a Job?

I heard someone the other day whining because they said they could not find a job. Look, if I had an eye coming out of the middle of my forehead and wore a pirates outfit, I could get a job in today’s business climate. Every client that I work with has an issue today in…

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So, You Want To Start A Business, Do You?

So, you want to start a business, do you? I’m all for it, by the way, if you’re ready. Starting a business requires stamina and a non-wavering belief in yourself and your business idea. In addition, it requires research, planning, strategy, and clarity. Lots and lots of clarity. Starting a business requires you to have…

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There’s No Such Thing As Multitasking

(My friend Stephen Thompson, CEO of FocalPoint Business Coaching, wrote a great article a while ago. I liked it so much that I’ve asked Steve for permission to republish it here. Enjoy!) I want to revisit one of my favorite topics…multitasking. Multitasking is something that we all do every day, even though we’ve been warned…

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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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