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Don’t Be Afraid of Life’s Tough Stuff

You break up with someone you care about. You don’t get into the your first choice college. You lose your job. Your friends don’t include you like they used to. You get sick. You say something stupid in front of others. Someone posts something unpopular about you in social media. Your parents get divorced. You … Continue reading

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Weird Is The Side Effect of Awesome

I was at an outdoor event yesterday – including a band and street performers. Watching one of the street performers wearing outrageous clothes and acting out every motion in an epic way, the group of early 20 somethings behind me all rolled their eyes and said, “What a weirdo.” He was awesome – juggling, doing … 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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The Lizard Brain and the Wizard Brain

You were born awesome. You have talents, strengths and passions – unique abilities that no one else has in exactly the same way. And you can use these abilities to go out and live a great life. But so many of us choose not to live our greatness. We stay sheltered, afraid to be part … Continue reading

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The first step to getting what you want in life is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t want…

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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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It Takes Guts

One of my favorite programs to teach is a program on exceptional service titled GUTS - Guaranteed Unconventional Total Service. Not only does the program name remind the organization of the quality of service it is required to provide, it also shares that it takes courage – GUTS – by employees to do the extras for customers. It is … Continue reading

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