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Why a Business Degree Means Nothing If You Don’t Work Hard

So, you’ve got a shiny business degree hanging on your wall, ready to conquer the corporate world, right? Well, hold your horses! While a business degree can certainly provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge, it means absolutely nothing if you don’t back it up with hard work and dedication. In this light-hearted blog,…

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What’s Next?

I am a big dreamer. I always have been. However, our world has far exceeded even my dreams. It wasn’t that long ago, actually less than ten years ago, that I saved my money to buy technology and other “stuff” I thought I needed. I bought GPS systems; a digital watch; digital voice recorders, a…

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Tips on Wasting Time

I’m always talking about prioritizing time and the importance of not wasting time. However, I want to shift gears a bit and say, Hello there, fellow procrastinators! Today, we’re going to talk about the art of wasting time. Now, I know some of you might be thinking, “But Coach Dan, wasting time is bad; you…

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Learning How Not To Fail

Failing is easy. Success is hard. Most of the time, failing 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 how not to fail. Frequent failing can mean you’re just lazy and not committed to the effort required…

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Innovation Has No Boundaries

I would instead drink a large glass of soured milk than spend another hour listening to a businessperson making excuses for their lack of growth in the last couple of years. Some will claim that it was Covid-19, while others blame the elections. Some will blame rising interest rates or new competition. Sometimes they’ll throw…

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It’s Time To Worry About Time

I recently celebrated the day six years ago when I was told I had 48 hours or so to live if I didn’t have heart surgery. In the moments before surgery, not knowing if I would survive, I was forced to consider the most important thing I could do right then. I could have said,…

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Kaizen

The Japanese have a single word that is the key to a lifetime of personal and professional success. Kaizen is the word. Kaizen translates to “constant and never-ending improvement.” Kaizen, in my vernacular, means never to stop learning, never stop reading, and always seeking every resource available to learn. The single tool every human has…

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Life Lessons from Grandpa

One of the most emotionally challenging periods of my life came with the passing of my Grandfather, Perry (P.G.) Harris. I was smart enough, I guess, as a young man to keep my mouth shut and listen to his and his friends’ stories. Grandpa was a Kansas hardscrabble wheat farmer. He was also a guru…

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No One Likes a Whiner

No one likes a whiner. Please, if you don’t like something, don’t whine and blubber to everyone that will listen. Just shut up and do something about it. I just don’t do well around whiners. Coping with them is nearly impossible. Whining is a form of weakness, insecurity, and low confidence. I’ll even take it…

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Pro-Action Time

If you haven’t figured it out yet, risk is tied to every element of life. If you’re afraid of risk, do yourself a favor and hide in a cave or something. But, there are even risks in a cave, I suppose. You can’t avoid it, but you should welcome it. Risk represents value. Risk represents…

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