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So This is Christmas, What Have You Done?

I keep hearing that song on the Radio by John Lennon, “So this is Christmas” In the first line he pointedly asks us “What have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun” The timing of this song is an excellent reminder to take inventory of the past 12...

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3 Tips to Stay Productive Over the Holidays

So we’re at that time of year, when everyone gets all warm and rosy and full of the holiday spirit.  It all started around Thanksgiving, then a mad dash to the stores both on-line and in person.  The radio started playing holiday music a few weeks ago and the...

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Are You a Maker?

Are You a Maker? During a recent coaching call, I was working with a client as he developed his personal core values. By the way, if you have not developed a list of your own core values and defined what they mean to you, please do so. You’ll be happy you took this...

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My Best Time for a Marathon

My Best Time for a Marathon The marathon. A 26.2-mile journey that rightfully summons up visions of endurance and accomplishment. The world’s fastest runners (that we know about) complete this trek in just over two hours. I completed a marathon last week. It wasn’t my...

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Everyone is a Salesperson

Everyone is a Salesperson I once coached a young director of a reality TV series. His dream and career goal was venturing away from bratty 20-somethings and directing feature films. Early on in the coaching process, we were discussing some sales techniques to help him...

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Welcoming Your New Addition

So we welcomed a new addition to our family this past month. No, it’s not what you think. We are the proud parents of a three-month-old, four-pound baby fluff ball Pomeranian puppy named Desmond. After years of begging from my two boys and my wife, I finally relented,...

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It’s Not Rocket Science…Or Is It?

My sister and brother-in-law visited us from Florida this past weekend to celebrate a family event. We only get to see them a few times a year so it’s always nice when they’re in town. My brother-in-law is a highly intelligent engineer who worked for many years with...

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Call A Balk

It’s probably no surprise to anyone who knows me or has followed my blogs, newsletters, speaking engagements and trainings that I get a tremendous amount of joy and satisfaction attending and watching both of my sons sporting events. What may come as a bit of a...

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Business Lessons From AC/DC

Some of you may be familiar with the rock & roll band AC/DC. They’ve been around since the mid-70s and show no signs of stopping. The other day I was on a short run and AC/DC came on my internet radio station and I marveled at just how long they have been able to...

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The Right Fight

Do you think it’s possible for 2 people to look at the exact same thing and see completely different outcomes? Of course right? Let me ask you this, is it possible for 2 people to look at the exact same thing, see completely different outcomes and both be right? You...

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