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Do The Opposite

Do The Opposite

“There he was standing at the beach pondering what had become of his life. Why did it all turn out this for me? I had so much promise. I was personable. I was bright. It all became very clear sitting out there today that every decision I’ve made in my entire life has...

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Don’t’ Overthink It

Don’t’ Overthink It

There is a tenancy to want to have everything figured out just right. While I’m a big proponent of planning, I’m also a bigger proponent of learning on the job. Everyone has a different learning style. Some people learn by reading. Some people learn by talking. Some...

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Now Is The Time To Be A Hero

Now Is The Time To Be A Hero

Yesterday I wrote about how this new recession is an Invitation to Improvement. We have an invitation before us to become better businesspeople and to serve our customers and clients better than before. There is an economic reality that we must always remember. People...

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An Invitation To Improvement

An Invitation To Improvement

Do you remember getting a piece of advice that helped you through a difficult time? Let me share with you some advice someone gave to me. Eleven years ago, during the Great Recession, someone told me the best time to start a business was during a recession. I had just...

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Fishing For Sales

Fishing For Sales

I’m amazed at times how complicated I make simple things. I’m a profoundly analytical person, and at times I find that I overthink things. When I overthink things, I lose sight of what the critical components of a situation are. One of the big reasons businesses...

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Three Top Ways To Motivate Your Team Members

Three Top Ways To Motivate Your Team Members

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to wave a magic wand and instantly motivate your employees? Have you ever watched a sports movie where the coach delivers a roaring motivational speech? All the players look deep within them after the speech and the find something extra to...

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Begin With the End In Mind

Begin With the End In Mind

What is it that you are building? If you don’t know what you want to build, then it doesn’t matter what you do. Too often when we are dissatisfied with our lot in life the default reaction is we want to escape our lot. While this could be an effective way to move out...

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Times A Ticking

Times A Ticking

There are few things so precious as the time we have each day. Yet why do we have phrases like the following? Just killing time. Wasting time. Frittering away time Perhaps the best phrase about time was uttered by Benjamin Franklin. Dost thou love life? Then do not...

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When Running Doesn’t Work, Start Walking

When Running Doesn’t Work, Start Walking

  Running a business is a journey. The first step is always the most important. The next most important step is the second step. If your goal is to grow a million-dollar business the first goal is to earn one dollar. You can’t get to one million until you get...

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