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Mackay: Taking Risks Rarely Ends with Regret!

I have never met anyone who left his or her job – whether fired or voluntarily – who started his or her own business and regretted it. What these people always regret is not having done it sooner. This includes people who eventually failed and had to go back to work for someone else. Are…

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LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO NOT LOVE WHAT YOU DO!

  I hate whiners. I don’t have time for them. They suck the energy from good, hard working people trying to stay focused and positive. To be a success in the world today you simply cannot afford to even be in the vicinity of a whiner; a complainer; someone who would rather look for someone…

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LET’S DANCE!

I almost got shot the other day! One of my business coaching clients called me to tell me about a very successful meeting that they had just completed that ended in them getting a very important new customer. This was a real tough one and one that we had worked on to create a powerful…

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IT’s YOU that Counts

Have you ever noticed how a certain business location can seem to be cursed? It’s the place where businesses go to die, and then an owner comes along that thrives in the same location. What was the difference all of the others that did not survive and the one that thrived? It’s usually ownership and…

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It's not easy being lucky

On Being Lucky…. I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as LUCK! It’s an interesting concept, one that has been discussed for a very long time. In first century AD, Roman philosopher, Seneca, said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”  Our third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson said, “I’m a…

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Invest in Your Business by Investing in Your Employees

SURPRISE! It turns out many unhappy, unsatisfied or disgruntled employees today don’t always want a raise in pay. Holy Cow! What’s going on you say! The research is pretty interesting really and it may surprise you if you’re an employer of any size.  A recent Harvard Business Review report shows that employee satisfaction with their…

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IN THE NEWS

It’s strange saying, “last year” already but it was last year, last week. 2011 was a very good year. 2011 was the best year yet for my business coaching practice. I am very blessed with some of the best clients in the world. All are strong and growing and eager to change and learn and…

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I’M MAD AS HELL AND …I KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT!

The elections are finally over. And I’m relieved. Not because of who won and who didn’t but because all the negativity between competing politicians was becoming ridiculous; mind numbing; repulsive and very, very sad. I was frankly tired of it and had enough! Is anyone with me out there? Does anyone care? With all the…

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IF YOU CAN MAKE IT BETTER….DO IT!

My life as a Business Coach is extremely gratifying. I love to see my clients break out of survival mode and experience life by thriving and growing daily. I love my job, most of the time. But in the last couple of weeks I’ve had to deal with some people that are extremely closed and…

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I WANT IT NOW!

I am not ashamed to say that I am the guy in the technology section of any store that is standing there with big eyes, jaw dropped, uttering strange giggling sounds and randomly stricken with wild outbursts of “No Way” and “WOW”. I am continually astonished at the never ending display of new and evolving…

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