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What’s Your Reason for Being?

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie By now most of you have probably seem Simon Sinek’s talk about Why. It’s [...]

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Maybe the Problem is You

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt There is no end to the list of things that business owners [...]

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The Most Important Quality of a Leader

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your [...]

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It’s Your Choice

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs I’m very fortunate in my career to be able to spend time with a lot of really successful people. It’s fun to be [...]

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3 Questions of Confidence

“A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.” – Phil Armstrong I was fortunate a couple of weeks ago to be able to facilitate a discussion amongst some of our firm’s best [...]

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Complaining Solves Nothing

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” – Georg C. Lichtenberg One of the things I hear a lot of in my career is [...]

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How Are You Scaring Yourself?

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.” – Rabindranath Tagore More and more it seems to me that a vast number of people have a common goal in life. I [...]

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Follow the Leader

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde There are plenty of factors that help determine whether any organization is successful. Things like marketing [...]

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Are You the Problem?

“Before you try to convince anyone else, be sure you are convinced, and if you cannot convince yourself, drop the subject.” – John Henry Patterson There is an aspect of change that’s critical to [...]

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Be Thankful

“Think of what you have rather than what you lack.  Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” – [...]