Are you listening?

View image | gettyimages.com Tom told Jim that he appreciated that he listened.  Tom’s past managers didn’t.  Or at least Tom felt that way – which is what matters.  Jim realized he had no choice.  He was new to the job and the technologies involved.  He couldn’t help unless he fully  listened.   He discovered […]

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The Top Reason Your 3 Year Old Is Terrible

Embed from Getty Images   She was writhing naked around on the bed.  She was excited with a huge smile on her face.   My heart rate was rising. We had to be somewhere in 20 minutes.  We were running out of time.  She didn’t care. I was frustrated.  She wouldn’t cooperate.  Why would she?  I […]

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Of fear and faith

Do not eat from the tree of knowledge.   The first commandment.  Why?  Because our natural state is one of needing to know.  We need certainty. And when we can’t have it … Which is always, we make a choice.  Fear or faith. We hesitate and doubt in the face of the unknown.  We fear.  Or […]

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What are you waiting for?

I’ve been waiting too long.  Since I’ve been over waiting, I’m publishing this without sitting on it or proofing beyond a quick glance over. I can’t remember the last time I published anything.  The longer I go the harder it gets.  The more I wait for.  I wait for a better idea.  I wait for […]

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Who Cares About What You Do?

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  It doesn’t matter what you do. It matters what you do does. It matters what the impact of what you do has on your Customer, client, friend, son, mother or husband.  The more impact, the better (Hopefully, that impact is positive). You say, “I talk to my wife 6 times a day. I’m a […]

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4 Types of People, 2 Get Things Done – Which are you?

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  There were two girls climbing concrete ramps that run along the side of a set of  stairs.  They were 7 to 10 years old.  One asks the mom to join her.   The mom said,   “No, that’s for children.” Doing silly things that might be a little dangerous, fun and/or make you stand […]

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Tis the Season

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Tis the season to ask big questions…. The depth of winter is upon us.  The pendulum swings toward new life for the next 6 months. What new life will be born in you?   What new life will you birth into this world?   What fear will you face down?   What wrong will you […]

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How Tired Are You, Really? 3 ways to know

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  On any given day of the week the alarm goes off.  The alarm is either my phone or my kids.  The first thought that floats on the cloudy surface of my mind is, “I’m so tired.  I need a break”.  I haven’t even started.  Yet I need a break already? I go to the […]

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The Number 1 Reason You’ll Go Off Track

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I headed for the airport. I kicked myself in the ass as I went. I didn’t accomplish what I intended to at the conference.

There were several people I intended on connecting with. Relationships I wanted to build. I didn’t connect with any of them.

A wasted trip.

I could have put time on…

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The Key To Going From Try to Do

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  Give someone 24 choices of jam… They’ll  taste a lot of them.  They’ll enjoy them. More often than not, they won’t commit to them. They don’t buy.   6 choices of jam and the commitment rate jumps.  Many more buy with fewer choices We’ve bought into the lie that choice equals freedom. A diner […]

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