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How To Be Unsuccessful

Most of us have spent a considerable amount of time studying success habits. We read books, listen to cd’s or podcasts or learn at the feet of mentors and coaches. This is good! However, solely studying the elements of success only gives us half of the lesson. I believe that it’s just as important to,…

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If You Do Nothing Else

It’s no secret that I am totally frustrated with the number of books and theories that abound on what it takes to be successful in business. Everyone has an opinion, and everyone has a cure. And, that’s ok as long as you master the basic foundational rules of success. I have been very clear over…

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How To Do Marketing Wrong

You know the dumbest thing that I ever hear by a business owner is when I ask them about their marketing and if it works and they say that they don’t know if it works or not. So, then I ask them what marketing options they use. Most will give me a blank look and…

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Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

I would rather be infested with fleas, bed bugs, cooties and head lice than have to deal with another spam phone call! I’m sick of it. I’m on all of the “no call” lists and I still get nearly 20 calls a day from robot callers, call center solicitors or pitch men. Heck, we even…

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Leadership Checklist

Leadership is a tricky thing and very misunderstood. It’s also a skill that can be learned, yet many are born with the mindset and natural traits of a real leader. A great leader can literally be anyone. There is no requirement to be wealthy, highly educated or of title. A leader can be male or…

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No More Pink Bunny Suits

I’m not sure you’re from planet earth if you haven’t seen the Christmas classic movie, “A CHRISTMAS STORY”. If you haven’t seen it, stop right now, find it and watch it. It is required viewing in my household no matter what time of the year it is. It’s the story of Ralphie, who only wants…

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How To Get From Good To Best

My forehead has a bruise on it. The bruise is there from me thumping myself the other night. I had a revelation that I should have had long ago. So, when I realized the importance of this new clarity, my immediate reaction was to smack myself in the forehead. Thump, that left a mark. The…

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Making a Great Decision in Hiring a Coach

If you are considering hiring a coach for your personal or business growth do your homework and be sure you make a considered and well thought out decision. A major issue in the market today deals with the quality of coaching. It just seems that everyone and their uncle can and do call themselves a…

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Embracing Fear

Fear is a scary thing. Fear can paralyze us, and fear can energize us. Fear is a psychological drug that affects us all differently. We can fear failure. We can fear embarrassment and we can fear rejection. Worse yet we can fear life and we can fear death. And, with every step we limit our…

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Learning Not To Fail

Failing is easy. Success is hard. To fail, many times, is simply the result of not trying hard enough. Other times you can try hard and still fail. The key is honing your skill of learning not to fail. Frequent failing can mean you’re just lazy and not committed to the effort required to guarantee…

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