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Month: July 2012

4 Success Secrets Learned at the Gym

I went to the gym to work out the other day and ran into a friend that I hadn’t seen in a while.  His name is the same as mine, Sam  We spoke for a few minutes and during our conversation a mutual friend’s name came up.  Our friend Brian is extremely successful and I asked Sam his opinion as to why he thought Brian was so successful.  We agreed that Brian was great at

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Thirty Days to Application

Yesterday, I conducted a radio interview and after the interview, I realized that I’ve probably done hundreds of these over the years and I’ve shared hundreds of great ideas. Thinking back, I realized I probably heard an equal or greater number of ideas on the TV or on the radio. I’ve come to the conclusion that it is easier to learn than it is to apply. The difference between what we don’t know and what

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What is Your Strategic Intent?

I was working with a client yesterday and the client asked me, “How do I know what my strategic intent is?” Wow! That’s a powerful question because that’s the core of any enterprise. What is your strategic intent? Your strategic intent is what it is you’re trying to become. It’s the target that your organization revolves around. Maybe you’re trying to create or offer the number one selling accounting package for small and medium-sized businesses.

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Stop Spinning and Focus

On the old Ed Sullivan Show, there was an act where a guy came out with sticks, put plates on top and started spinning them. First, there was one plate, then there were two, then three. It grew and grew until he had a whole line of plates that were spinning as he moved back and forth trying to keep all those plates spinning on top of the stick. Some of them would wobble real

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Where Should Your Expectations Be?

Are you looking to grow individually or possibly grow your organization? I find that one of the keys to growing an organization is knowing how to set the right expectations. You see, many times, we set our expectations based on past history and past history alone. And the bottom line is, we don’t even know if our past history was good. We’ll take a sales figure of say, 300 and decide we should grow that

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