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4 Questions to Ask Yourself When the Rug Get’s Pulled Out From Under Your Feet.

Have you ever had one of those “Monday” morning emails or phone calls that just turns your world upside down? Perhaps one of your employees or colleagues or business partners had done some soul searching over the weekend and decided this gig is not for them anymore?  Or maybe your boss or business partner did […]

Are You OPEN or CLOSED Minded?

If I walked up to your best friend and ask him or her if you tended to be open or closed minded what would be the response?  What about your colleagues? Your boss?  Your spouse? How consistent were your answers? Several years ago I discovered that from a distance I was perceived as one who […]

4 Steps to Developing Persistence

“Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage.”  Napoleon Hill   If 5% of all people learn from others’ experiences and 10% learn from their own experiences. What is going on with the other 85%? Do they eventually settle for way less than they really had to? What would need to be […]

What Do You Do When Truth Hits You Between the Eyes?

“ Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; therefore remain bound.”  James Allen   Have you ever had a week so jammed packed that you wanted to just clear the entire calendar and declare a national holiday? This was one of those weeks for me. All of a sudden […]

4 Steps to Re-Igniting the Passion on Your Team

“ If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”   Antoine de Saint-Exupery   When was the last time you heard or read or even created a vision so inspiring […]

3 Steps You Can Take to Always ‘FIT IN’

How many of you have every found yourself in a room, situation, or place where you really didn’t feel like you FIT IN?  I have both my hands raised with you.   I have experienced this on a number of occasions growing up and found myself saying, ‘I know I said I want to be unique, […]

8 Questions to Assess Whether You Control Your Own Mind

 “ ALL that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”   James Allen I read this statement over and over as one word, ‘own’ continually leapt off the page. I asked myself, “Do I really own my own thoughts?” Am I taking responsibility for all […]

3 Lessons from an 84 Year Old Entrepreneur

Yesterday my Dad celebrated 84 years of living. Being the only son of seven children he was his father’s pride and joy. My Grandfather envisioned Dad working the farm with him. Dad on the other hand, envisioned nothing of the kind. He said a loud YES to the live he envisioned, which meant a lot […]

3 Books Written to Get us to Stop and ReThink

My favorite books are those books that really make you stop, think, and rethink. These books may be small and a quick read, however once I finished them, I find I am still thinking about something the author wrote.  It is my desire that in time I too will leave people thinking beyond our connection.  […]