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No Stick Pam

There’s a lesson in no stick Pam. You just can’t let some things stick! Insults should not be sticky (use the Butter flavor). Criticism should.

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What Somebody Needs

Somebody needs help. Somebody needs appreciation. Somebody needs a little extra kindness. Somebody needs a smile. Somebody needs a gift. That somebody is YOU. And.

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Are YOU a Misfit?

I took Gigi to see Barry Manilow a couple weeks ago as a Mother’s Day gift. Don’t stop reading, you’ll like the thought and principle I’m.

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Leaning In

Have you ever heard someone say something so interesting that you caught yourself leaning in? Because you were moved by the thought, or just so.

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Hope Is Not A Strategy

We’re all on the struggle bus sometimes It’s interesting and sometimes humbling to watch people struggle. Companies and organizations I worked with, as well as.

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Calm Please

The Priority Project’s Six FACETS of Achievement workbook is about realizing your potential. It’s about personal achievement and what really creates success in our lives..

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Do You Feel Like I Do?

The Priority Project’s Six FACETS of Achievement workbook is about realizing your potential. It’s about personal achievement and what really creates success in our lives..

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Being THE Best

The world continues to press us to be what they define as THE best. Don’t settle for less. You’re just not good enough if you’re.

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Your Best Use of Time

For years now, I’ve been hearing what appears to be a reoccurring theme among people everywhere. So many regularly ask………….. “How do I get everything.

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Getting Started?

I’m not exactly sure why, but I woke up early this morning as usual (that’s good) and I’m having trouble getting motivated. I’m not angry.

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Your Best Use of Time

For years now, I’ve been hearing what appears to be a reoccurring theme among people everywhere. So many regularly ask………….. “How do I get everything.

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Are You Happy?

Abraham Lincoln is accused of once saying, “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be”. You might want to pause.

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Wednesday Jan 2, 2013 – Mark’s Minute – Reach for the Impossible

“You have to reach for the impossible to make the possible happen.”

Think about his statement. It is true. There are a multitude of examples of leaders that have set what appeared to be impossible goals that have now become possible because of focus, intent, innovation, and effort. John F Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Tony Hsieh, come to mind and the list goes on and on.

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Five Steps to Accomplishing Anything

1. Clear Vision – if you don’t take the time to establish and envision what you want, how will you know when you’ve succeeded? The vision starts with your “Why”. (I like using vision boards and mind mapping)

2. Solid Strategy – plan your work and work your plan

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Happiness VS Unhappiness

David’s main points:

1. Happiness or unhappiness are much to our own making

2. The more realistic we are about what brings us happiness and the more focused we are on those things, the more happiness we will find

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The Secrets of Development

In The Little Big Things – 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence, Tom Peters shares what he has learned and taught around the world the last 20 years. In his book, Tom’s 21st through 26th way is devoted to self development. I’ve taken a little (latitude) to add my thoughts, but here’s how seeking excellence and implementing it into our business improves those we serve:

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Courage is a Verb?

courage (kûr’ĭj, kŭr’-) n.

The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.

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Growth Comes Through Discontent

I read a recent study by Harvard that stated “90% of people that attend educational or growth sessions never actually experience long term change because they won’t take action for sufficient enough time to create new habits”. That makes me sad

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Your Highlight Reel

When your highlight reel is played at the end of your life, what will the highlights be? How will you be remembered? What are your priorities? Have you learned from the past but aren’t lost there? Are you making positive decisions and taking focused action to create a better future?

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Action Cures Fear

Success comes from doing those things and mastering those principles that produce success. Action cures fear. Isolate your fear and then get to work. Don’t be stuck in the present.

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Seeing is Believing – The Power of YOUR Focus

I choose not to accept the coincidence theories and the fact remains that nobody else interviewed said they had a competing dream. It’s easy to accept that all of the players on both teams had a desire to win (hope) and some likely even had a prayer, but Lawrence said he saw it as if it had already happened.

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The Power in Making Mistakes

How many mistakes have you made today? How about this week, this month, or during your whole life? If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough, and you aren’t learning all that you can learn. You may also find it difficult to see people you care about making mistakes and suffering through their recovery.

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Simply act! No committee meeting required.

Someone needs to take charge, and very often that person should more quickly aim, fire, and then get ready. Often times, we spend so much time on the ready (what and how we should do it) that opportunity passes us by and we miss the chance for success (or somebody else beats us to it).

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Three Things To Be Thankkful For

I read this week in the book “59 Seconds – Think a Little Change a Lot” that the simple act of listing three things that you are grateful for in life or three events that have gone especially well over the past week can significantly increase your level of happiness for about a month.

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Finding Your Golden Ticket

In the classic children’s story, Willy Wonka, people all over the world desperately yearn to find a golden ticket. Some feel that their entire future happiness depends on whether or not a golden ticket falls into their hands. In their anxiousness, people began to forget the simple joy they used to find in a candy bar. The candy bar itself becomes an utter disappointment if it does not contain a golden ticket.

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The Danger of Hyperspecialization

You might have read that the world is trending towards Hyperspecialization and to succeed you must become an expert in a very narrow field. Generalization might not be the best path to long term success, but it will likely help you survive tough times. To flourish, the new phrase should be “Master one or two specialties, be competent in many, and prepare to change with the market”.

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The Benefits of Ollin

Are you “All-in” as you move through each day, especially in trying times? Are you committed to make the changes necessary to improve your life, your business, and your circumstances? Are you focusing your work and your efforts using positive energy? Are you living your “Why” each and every day? Do you take 1% of each day (approximately 15 minutes) to reflect on the past 24 hours and contemplate your action plan for the next 24 hours?

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Action Cures Fear

“Taking action today on a long-term problem is easier, cheaper, more effective and far less time consuming than waiting for it to become an emergency” Seth Godin

Action cures fear and fear is the absence of love. Isolate your fear – then take action.

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The Acorn and the Oak Tree

You’ve heard the expression “I’ll believe it when I see it.” The truth is “you see it when you believe it”.
The real key to building your dreams or creating your “why” lies in your focus and clarity.

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The Power of Muscle Memory

Athletes are taught that when an activity is repeated over time, a long-term muscle memory is created for that task, eventually allowing those same muscles to perform efficiently without conscious effort. Perfect practice can then maximize abilities which can lead to improved times and winning events.

So is muscle memory really about your muscles or is it actually about your brain? Can that same concept be used to succeed in life and in business? I believe that it can.

Do you sometimes wonder why other people achieve more than you? If you do, then you likely have not invested enough time understanding the systems that with muscle memory, guarantee success?

How much time and effort do you invest in discovering systems that work? Are you reading, observing, studying, and applying enough of what the masters do to become a master yourself?

Perfect practice will lead to perfect performance regardless of your area of interest. Decide what you want enough to build muscle memory and then go to work repeating perfect practice.
Several studies have shown that it takes 10,000 hours to become a master. That’s a lot of practice, but I know you can do it. Others have, so why not you?

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3 Questions Followers Ask of Leaders

In a fast paced world with more and more emphasis on technology, the grandest gesture is still to know our people, care about them, and respond to their personal needs. If we want long term engaged followers, we need to be well informed, caring, and exemplary examples of leadership.

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Leadership 2.0

There are thousands of species of flowers. Each is unique in its beauty and fragrance. When you don’t stop to observe, enjoy, or experience them, you miss the opportunity and the blessing. And you also missed the chance to change your world for the better.

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Reinvent Yourself!

If your business, or your leadership, or your relationship, or your life is not heading in the direction you would most like, don’t get stalled by shallow thinking. Reinvent yourself.

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