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Month: October 2012

It Only Takes One Thing To Get Back On Track

How often do we wake up, get into the office and then wish we could escape our day because it is just too overwhelming?  There are so many things we need to do, calls we need to make, emails to reply to and stuff on our desk to go through.  It goes on and on.  Many times we just don’t know where to start and we just want to throw our hands up in the

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Create a Day to Remember

I was in a store recently and engaged the sales person in conversation. The day was absolutely marvelous from a weather standpoint. The temperature was in the low 70’s, there were clear skies, and a slight breeze. It was very comfortable with low humidity, just absolutely beautiful. I started the conversation with the sales lady by saying, “it is a beautiful day isn’t it?” And her response to me is something I will never forget.

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Have an Effective System

One of the key members of my team, Jared, comes into work with a bag of candy. There are lots of pieces in there, probably several hundred. There are purple pieces, green pieces, yellow pieces, and orange pieces. And through the day, what I notice is, Jared has a system for how he eats his candy. He’ll sequester one color. Maybe it’s orange. And just eat the orange pieces until they’re all gone. Maybe the

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Be Accountable to Understand Customs

I’m getting ready to travel to Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia to speak to some pretty large clients. And what I’ve learned in the past as I travel internationally is that there are different customs in different countries. And for me, to best communicate with and connect with my audience, I need to be responsible and accountable to learn what those customs are because it’s not how I approach something that matters. It’s not my feelings

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