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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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Hot Dogs Are Bad Business

If you’re alive, you are selling or marketing something. If you’re in business, I guarantee you that you’re always selling or marketing something every day. One of the great secrets to success at either is the level of vision and passion that you have for your product or service. Without this, success is not going…

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Change, Get Used To It!

What is wrong with everyone? People whine and cry and moan and groan because something in their life or world has changed. Sometimes I think that Mark Twain had it right when he said, “The only person who likes change is a wet baby.” What is wrong with change? Personally, I think that “change” is…

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Via Negativa

Much has been said and written throughout time of the elements that will move us to real success. We are constantly beat over the head, virtually bombarded over and over about the power of positive thinking; the value of mindset; the necessity of goal setting and umpteen ways to be motivated. No problem. They’re all…

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