My Quarter Turns

Call Your Mom!

My Mother passed away a little over a year ago, and yet not a day goes by that I'm not reminded of her. In honor of her and the millions of other deserving Mother's around the world, I've chosen a few thoughts for this week to let every Mom out there know just how...

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Alignment Rather than Achievement

This Quarter Turn was written by my good friend, colleague, and editor extraordinaire Rob Otte. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Alignment Rather than Achievement Has anything like this ever happened to you? You’re feeling great about yourself because of...

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The Treadmill Doesn’t Go To Eleven

If you have followed any of my articles over the past few years, you’ve probably heard me plead to the audience to take time every week and every month to “Unplug from the Matrix.” That’s just another way to ask you to remember to shut down all of your electronic...

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Spring Cleaning

After a long, cold and quite frankly almost unbearable winter, spring is finally upon us. It’s hard to believe that one quarter of the year has already passed us by. After the first three months of the year, I like to do a quick check-up or spring-cleaning. This is...

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The “Use-By” Date

I was cleaning out the refrigerator the other day and noticed that we had of lot of old food tucked away in the back. A closer look revealed that most of the items had long since passed their ”Use By” date. I thought about how much money I probably throw away every...

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The Hockey Coach

I recently had lunch with a good friend of mine, who also happens to be a senior executive for a large financial services firm. We started off discussing the market and how the year was going so far. The conversation soon shifted to the one true passion in his life –...

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Focus On the Start

I was watching the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympic Games and for some reason I forgot to change the channel when there was a commercial break.  Surprisingly, I’m happy that I forgot. The commercial started by asking a thought-provoking question, “Why do we...

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Super Bowl Party

Are you preparing yourself for a Super Bowl party – the annual event we hold at the beginning of February? I read somewhere that this day is the most celebrated non-holiday event in the world. The parties and events get more extravagant each year, not to mention the...

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New Year’s Resolution Solution

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Yes, it’s January and it’s that time of year when many people begin the process of pursuing their New Year’s resolutions. This annual commitment to radically reinvent our lives is probably the biggest setup for failure we could...

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40 Quarter Turns to Start 2014

Happy New Year! To ensure that your 2014 gets off to an amazing start I'm starting you off with the latest version of my 40 most powerful Quarter Turns. You may notice some have not changed since last year, but you will notice modified and new ones as well. This is...

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