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Month: November 2008

Hurry Up and Fail!

Over the years I have been involved with and owned several businesses.  I’ve achieved much success, and I’ve had my share of failure.  I’ve deposited seven figure checks, and I’ve hocked everything I own to guarantee the bank loans.  There have been ups and there have been downs.  So why am I tell you all this?  Why not just boast about my success, waive my riches under your nose, and shout at you that you

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Get Lucky

Chance favors the prepared mind. – Louis Pasteur -Nineteenth century French chemist. Some people look at other successful people and make excuses for their achievements. A popular excuse is, “He’s just lucky.” There is no such thing as naked luck. Luck is when you are prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that naturally present themselves. Don’t confuse luck with hard work and preparation. Throughout life, there will be many chances to get ahead. It’s

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Worms Are Dumb

It rained most of the day yesterday.  That means that today there will be dead worms all over my driveway.  When it rains for a long period of time, the ground becomes saturated.  Worms must come to the surface to avoid drowning.  They then crawl out onto the driveway.  The sun comes out, it heats up, and the worms die on the hot driveway. I would think that worms would eventually catch onto this phenomenon

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Focus for Success

  Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. – Josh Billings -Published in Farmers Almanac 1869-1880. A study at Stanford University of genius-level children revealed some interesting information. The children were studied throughout their lifetime. The study showed that high achievement was not a consequence of high intelligence but rather the result of people who were able to focus sharply on what they

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