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Month: May 2008

7 Habits Of Incredibly Unsuccessful Business Professionals – Part I

We’ve all heard the rhetoric: “Do this and this and this and you’ll be successful.” Over the years, my observations in the field of high performing business professionals has led me to discover seven bad habits that characterize the real losers. Sure we can all fall into some of these traps from time to time. Successful business professionals recognize their shortcomings and make the appropriate changes necessary to get back on the right track. Below

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Focus Your Business For Success

My plane arrived at the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport at 4:00 in the afternoon. It was hot and sunny. I forgot to bring my sunglasses for the ninety-minute drive to Tyler. Luckily, I was headed east. I was in Tyler for a business development seminar. It was my forth program in five days. I was hot, tired, and hungry. I decided that I needed a treat for dinner, so I opened up the yellow pages and

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The Law of Fractional Advantage

I was watching a basketball game this past week and the winning team missed almost two out of every three shots they took. How can you win a game shooting only 35.9%? The opposing team only shot 28.9%! Later, I decided to look into what was going on in the world of golf. You don’t have to be a big golf fan to know about Tiger Woods. He is the top rated golfer in the

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G-8 Level Communication

In a recent G-8 economic summit a large concern for the group of major world leaders was the proliferation of nuclear arms in Iran and North Korea. Additionally, the peace process in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians seems to take two steps back for every step forward. Most world problems over the centuries have been related to communication issues. Many times it’s been the lack of communication or ineffective communication. In business,

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Too Much Lost Business

Last week was an interesting week. Three sales people didn’t call me back, and it was only Wednesday. Monday I spoke with a hotel sales representative, a web services company, and a bank Vice-President. They all said they would call back that day. I must have moved, because I am still waiting for their calls. Guess what? I booked another hotel for one of my upcoming seminars. We contracted a different hosting company for our new web site. And, we

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