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They are watching…what do you want them to see?

“I quit!”…”It has been six weeks since I quit chewing tobacco.”  This is what one of my participants recently told me in one of my leadership training sessions.   We were in week seven of a twelve-week leadership course. As … Continue reading

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Word of the Day — Curious

The old saying is the “curiosity killed the cat”.  By doing a simple google search of this old phrase. I learned that  “Curiosity killed the cat” is an old proverb that was used to warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation … Continue reading

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The guaranteed success plan to get SMART.

Many people have come up with different acronyms using the word SMART.   The one that is most known is creating SMART goals or objectives.  Which means they must be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Sensitive.  If you are … Continue reading

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Quitting too soon, and the hard lessons I learned from it.

About six years ago, a good friend and I were both at a point in our careers where we weren’t overly satisfied.  We both had risen in the ranks and made very comfortable salaries for many years at that point. … Continue reading

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8 books guaranteed to help you discover your motivation

For several years now, I have been on a personal mission to find out, or discover, what it is that motivates me.  Through this journey, I have read countless books, articles, listened to hours and hours of podcasts, ted talks, … Continue reading

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The value in the “ooch”, in decision making.

Have you ever had to make a very difficult decision in your life? Yes.  We all have.  It could have been one  of those decisions that could greatly impact every aspect of your life.  It could impact your family.  It … Continue reading

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Four hundred times later, this is what I’ve learned

On January 13, 2014, I was sitting and staring at my computer just like I am now.  I had just purchased the domain name selfdevelopmentaddict.com My goal was to write/type a blog at least once a week for a year, and … Continue reading

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Four reasons you aren’t happy, and the one path to happiness

Do you remember the sound of dial-up?  The chances are if you are not in at least your mid to late thirties, you probably don’t remember that excruciating pain associated with getting on the Internet.  A Pew Research Poll in … Continue reading

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My first business purchase and why you shouldn’t listen to most people

“Was that a roach?” My buddy said to me as we were walking through the property.  This had to be one of the nastiest homes I have personally ever walked in and he said the same. As I walked through … Continue reading

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One of my greatest embarrassments, and why I should do it more often.

There I was standing on the stage in front of one hundred and forty-three people.  These people were all high performing sales people, vice presidents in our company, sales managers, sales assistants, etc.  I was kicking off a two-day sales … Continue reading

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