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    • Next Vacation

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      Next Vacation

      I like looking forward to vacation. It brings me pleasure. I think there’s value in always having a vacation on the calendar. I coach a lot of people who are too busy to schedule a vacation. They can’t do it before May because every week is already booked. They can’t do it May through August be...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Leadership Questions

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      Leadership Questions

      Flipping through an old notebook I came across these questions: What will you make better in the world through your leadership? What is the highest purpose you can imagine for your leadership? We think we are who we are, but we are constantly evolving. The questions we ask and answer ultimate...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Proximity of the Joneses

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      Proximity of the Joneses

      We know we aren’t supposed to try to keep up with the Joneses. That that’s bad. And being enlightened people, we don’t. Because we’re good. Except when we’re not. And knowing how and when temptation or envy will strike helps to avoid mistakes. So know that the Joneses are more threatening when ...

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      March 6, 2015

    • 3 Part Change

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      3 Part Change

      Changing habits happens when three parts come together. Intellectual – You logically understand the change and decide to make it. Emotional – You build emotional connections to the new pattern and understand the roots of the emotional connections to the old pattern well enough to let them go. ...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Your Future Advice

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      Your Future Advice

      Kathleen Taylor gives an interesting TED talk on her experience as a hospice worker and the lessons learned when, as she puts it, people reach the stage when they completely drop the bullshit. I think the lessons she imparts are valuable, but it also got me wondering what lessons we all have in...

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      March 6, 2015

    • The Simplicity of Sales

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      The Simplicity of Sales

      It comes down to a simple formula: Comfort + Momentum = Sale. Sales begins with relationship. We want to agree with people we like. We want to be around them. We want to buy what they are selling. We buy what we are comfortable with. But we are also distracted. We have too much stimulus. Too ma...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Promotion from What

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      Promotion from What

      What serves your career better: self-promotion or praising others? Don’t read on. Stop. Really answer that question first. . . . While the answer is both, this was not meant as a trick question. Your answer probably says something about what your career needs. If you answered self-promotion bec...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Word for the Wise

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      Word for the Wise

      I would like to speak in favor of precision in our language. Let’s put in the effort to say what we actually mean, to be intelligent in our use of language. Two examples: It was literally raining cats and dogs. No it wasn’t. It was figuratively raining cats and dogs. In fact, your statement is...

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      March 6, 2015

    • The Best Medicine

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      The Best Medicine

      This 10-minute video could save your life. It reveals the single best health intervention you can make to create the widest variety and most effective health benefits. It can add years to your life, and it’s less expensive than the prescription pills in your medicine cabinet. Well worth 10 minu...

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      March 6, 2015

    • Pleasure In Pursuit

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      Pleasure In Pursuit

      Eastern philosophy often preaches the value of releasing desire as the key to happiness. We westerners don’t do so well with that. We like our goals. We enjoy attainment. However, we also often forget the joy of pursuit. We wrap ourselves up in the need for achievement – the next job, the big s...

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      March 6, 2015

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