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Take Your Blinders Off

We start off as amazing, creative and original beings who, over time, learn how to think, act and live like everyone else. I call it building the blinders. And with blinders, all we see is what is in front of us – the things that looks like what everyone else does. All we see is the same … Continue reading

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How To Make Great Decisions

Each day we make hundreds of decisions. How do we make great ones? Is there a formula or are we really at the mercy of a changing world and statistics – that some decisions will be good and others won’t. Though there is no way to ensure that we always choose wisely, we can improve … Continue reading

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Two Ears and One Mouth: How Successful People Create Great Opportunities

“We have 2 ears and one mouth – because we should listen twice as much as we speak.” Many of us have heard this phrase before, and though I find it to be some great advice to live by, I see another way of interpreting it. In my view, we have two ears because one … Continue reading

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Where Does Your Life’s GPS Take You?

I love Starbucks – I just love rich, dark-roasted coffee. So when I travel, one of first things I check for is the nearest Starbucks. I love being able to enter “Starbucks” in my GPS and have it clearly and easily help me navigate in any unfamiliar territory my way to my goal – a venti, iced … Continue reading

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Go For Bold!

You were born awesome. I love saying that. I love seeing people’s faces when they hear it. It isn’t just to say something flattering – it is the truth. Science, religion and philosophy rarely agree, but they all agree that we each are born with unique and amazing abilities – gifts. In other words, we are born … Continue reading

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Every Breath You Take – A Valentine’s Message

We celebrate Valentine’s Day this week. It is a great idea to celebrate love. After all, what we all want in life is to be happy, to love and to be loved. I know celebrations like Valentine’s Day are not really about a day’s celebration – rather they are a reminder that we should celebrate life’s … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Expire

This post is from Kate Forte, a senior at AZ State College, majoring in Tourism Development Management. Before the clock strikes midnight on the last day of December each year, many people take some time to think about what they want to accomplish, change or create for themselves over the next 12 months. Some even … Continue reading

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Life’s Too Big To Play Small

I was traveling this week – two trips. Airports are wonderful places to people watch. Sometimes, all I see is the frenetic running in all directions. But today was different. Something big was going on. Let me tell you what I mean. At virtually every turn I met, saw or spoke with someone who was … Continue reading

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Make Room for New Things

We just came back from a trip to Costco – the freezer is now full. The bananas on the counter, now starting to over ripen, need a place to go to hold them for an eventual smoothie. I have to make room in the freezer. So for the bananas to go in, something will have … Continue reading

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What Would Add Value and Make a Difference?

In great workplace job interviewing, the goal is to ask powerful questions that not only look to observe and assess the candidate’s talents, strengths and passions (all of which influence performance), but to ask questions that assess how that candidate would add value and make a difference in your workplace. This focus is meaningful for … Continue reading

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