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Accountability … Keeping Your Commitments to People

It is easy to take our commitments for granted. We make commitments every day but many times we do not stop to think about the seriousness and the consequences that go along with these commitments.

It’s easy to say “yes” or agree to do something, but when it becomes time to perform we allow distractions to get in the way. We allow other offers to grab our attention. We allow personal gratification to supersede fulfilling the needs of other people. And, we can loose sight of the importance of just showing up for a friend or colleague.

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The Power of Better Personal Relationships

I recently returned from a conference for the National Speakers Association in Phoenix, Arizona. As a past president of the National Speakers Association, I’m very involved in what goes on and I enjoy meeting with my peers and friends, communicating on a regular basis. Here’s what I discovered during the meeting. It was a small meeting of maybe 225 people. Some of the friends that I regularly hung out with were not there and what

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The Varsity Rules

I went with my family to Atlanta, Georgia recently.  My parents live there and it was great to spend time together. When we go to Atlanta for a visit, we always stop by “The Varsity” for lunch.  “The Varsity” bills itself as “The worlds largest drive-in restaurant.”  It has been an Atlanta landmark for 80 years, and is located across the street from the Georgia Tech University campus. On a game day “The Varsity” serves

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Better Networking … Better Business

A regular coaching client, Amy, called me the other day.  She said that her business just wasn’t growing at the rate she expected and needed.  We talked about how long she had been in business, where her sales leads were coming from, and where the majority of her business originated. After asking Amy several questions it became apparent that Amy wasn’t getting in front of enough new people on a weekly basis to have the

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The Four Secret Characteristics of Successful People

Why do some people succeed and others fail? Are there genetic differences between those who fail and those who succeed? Is success a result of luck or traits that are learned and developed? These are just some of the questions we continually ask ourselves as we seek our own success. Does the grass eternally look greener on the other side of the fence? Well, here are the four secret characteristics of all successful people. 1. Vision All successful people have

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