Cut the Thread of Perfectionism

May 25, 2018
 

Presentation

I spent 15 years in United States Marine Corps. Marines are renowned for how good they look in their uniforms.

Let me give you a behind the scenes about the process to look that good in those uniforms. It involves a little pair of scissors and a whole lot of time.

You see, take all those extra threads that hang into...

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Make a Fist to Release Baggage

May 18, 2018
 

Squeeze

Make a fist. Squeeze it tighter. Tight enough to make your knuckles turn white. Squeeze it even harder.

Then let go.

Do you feel that? That when you're forcing your hand into a fist, like you're hanging onto something, and then you let go... initially as the blood is flowing through your hand, it hurts.

As I've been on...

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Let Them Hear Your Smile

May 12, 2018
 

Recently, I trained the employees of a corporate client. In the workshop, I asked them, “who are you and how do you define your roles? Not only with yourself, also within your family, relationships, and at work?”

One of the team members said the most marvelous thing. She said, "I am the first smile people hear when...

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Generate Happy Juices

May 04, 2018
 

Pop Quiz Time

When you smile, are happy juices release in your brain? Or do you smile BECAUSE happy juices are released in your brain?

If you guessed the first one, you're partially right.

If you guessed the second one, you're also partially right.

The answer is actually both!

Why is this so important? Because sometimes, when...

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Quick Wins: Reach Out

Apr 30, 2018
 

For today’s Quick Win, I wanted you to reach out to someone you look up to. This could be a role model or someone who has influenced you. Someone who has affected your life in some way.

You might be tempted to email or text them, but try not to.

Call them instead. We’ve become so caught up in texting that calling...

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Dream Again

Apr 20, 2018
 

Start dreaming again.

I was talking with an old friend. We were talking about dreaming and what it is that he wanted. He said, “I don’t know what I want. Isn’t that sad?”

I said, “No! That’s normal.”

He started asking about business opportunities and which direction should he go. Those...

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Measure Your Progress

Apr 13, 2018
 

Do you want to build your career, strengthen your relationships, and achieve your dreams, but don't know where to start?

Start by locking in your fundamentals!

Build a Bedrock for Achievement

After you get into a project or a New Year’s resolution, how are you measuring your progress?

A lot of people think that measurement...

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Use the Pareto Principle for Your Best Work

Apr 06, 2018
 

The Pareto Principle

If you’ve spent any time in business, you may have heard of the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle.

This initially discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who first noticed in 1896 that 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of the population. When he compared this to other...

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Quick Wins: Win

Mar 30, 2018
 

For today’s Quick Win, I wanted to talk about the meaning of the word “win.

Win comes from the old Germanic which means to subdue and take possession. That’s what I mean when I say to “Go out and Win your dreams, Today.”

It means to go out and TAKE possession of your dreams! It’s...

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Making Bold Changes to Yield Big Results

Mar 23, 2018
 

The Definition of Insanity

It’s been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

We’ve all been there before, right? Maybe it’s the disappointing results from dating the same kinds people all the time. Or it could be the lackluster efforts...

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