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Dying a slow death

Dying a slow death

Novelist James Baldwin commented, “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” No one likes change. We avoid change because most of us associate it with pain. But avoiding change creates more pain, and the cycle...

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Failure CAN BE a great teacher

Failure CAN BE a great teacher

“Great success is built on failure, frustration, even catastrophe.” Sumner Redstone Success is born through sacrifice, failure, risk, and pain. The pain of bad experiences. The pain of change. It is important to note that failure and pain alone do nothing to move you...

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Don’t be afraid to fail

Don’t be afraid to fail

James Allen said, “He who would accomplish little, must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much.” This is a powerful quote, but I’d like to reword it in order to consider a slightly different perspective. Here it goes, “He who would accomplish...

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Life is not the way it’s supposed to be

Life is not the way it’s supposed to be

Virginia Satir observed, “Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” I often find myself sitting around waiting for life to ‘show up’ in a way that suits me and my beliefs. I’m beginning to...

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My daughter’s hand

My daughter’s hand

I won’t be able to hold my daughter’s hand forever. A couple of week’s back my family was sitting down around the dinner table for our nightly family meal. It was only a couple of minutes into the meal after everyone was finally settled in that my youngest daughter...

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Trading up or Trading down?

Trading up or Trading down?

Henry David Thoreau said, “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” You may recognize this quote from a recent post.. I was reminded of this quote again sitting at the US National Whitewater Center this past Saturday. My wife and I spent the...

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What would you attempt if you knew you couldn’t fail?

What would you attempt if you knew you couldn’t fail?

Just think about that for a minute. I love this question because it removes all boundaries and limitations and allows us to think purely from a place of our heart’s desire. This may be one of the most challenging and necessary questions for any person to consider who...

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It really is a tragedy

It really is a tragedy

Back in 2003 I had a friend who was in the process of starting an internet company that focused on setting up wifi hot spots for small businesses. This was before wifi was available on pretty much every square inch of the planet! It was actually a very exciting and...

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A very personal story….

A very personal story….

Have you ever considered the mark you leave on others? I was driving to a meeting last week and began to think about this very idea. What mark am I leaving on other people? My thoughts quickly shifted to two very influential women who have been a major part of my life...

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Are you willing to sacrifice yourself?

Are you willing to sacrifice yourself?

How much of yourself are you willing to sacrifice? One of the most mind boggling, yet simplistic and straight forward truths is summed up by author James Allen. Mr. Allen said, “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must...

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Your life, Your choice

Your life, Your choice

I am responsible for every choice I’ve ever made, and likewise you are responsible for all of your choices. Everything activity in life is the result of a choice. And our lives proceed from those choices. Author Denis Waitley said, “A sign of wisdom and maturity is...

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The way THEY should go

The way THEY should go

I remember an interaction very early in my career that left me feeling a deep sense of confusion and aloneness. I was in the process of moving to a new job role, which was also a promotion, at a different business location within my current company. Other than the...

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Influence is Granted

Influence is Granted

Several years back I experienced one of the harshest lessons in leadership that I believe anyone can endure. I had just stepped into a new position overseeing a fairly new contract that was not performing well (to put it nicely). There were several reasons why our...

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Success Isn’t always a good thing….

Success Isn’t always a good thing….

One of the worst things that ever happened to me was achieving a decent level of success very early in my career. That statement may come across as lacking appreciation, but I assure you that it doesn’t. As Napoleon Hill asserted, “No man has a chance to enjoy...

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Inspire others

Inspire others

“You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.” Robyn Benincase I love the humility in this quote. Building people up requires that leaders keep the focus off of themselves and on those...

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Final Thought on Humility

Final Thought on Humility

I want to end our week discussing one final aspect of humility. We’ve spent a great deal of time on the fact that leadership is ALWAYS about the other person. This is certainly a great leadership truth, and one that is grounded in humility. Cartoonist Henri Arnold...

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Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

I'm sure we’ve all heard the phrase “leadership is service.” But what does that statement really mean? As an anonymous author asserts, “If serving is below you, then leadership is beyond you.” I’m constantly reminded of John Maxwell’s definition of leadership in which...

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Leadership is always about the other person: Pt. 2

Leadership is always about the other person: Pt. 2

Several weeks ago I recalled a series of interactions that I had with a front line associate around 2010 that really had a lasting impact on me and my leadership. I’ll call the associate Suzy. Suzy was ‘strong willed’ and a quiet leader among her fellow team members....

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Consistency is the hallmark of excellence

Consistency is the hallmark of excellence

If you develop the habits of success, you’ll make success a habit - Michael Angier I thoroughly enjoy this quote. It really speaks such a deep truth. Success in any area of life comes from the consistency of a process, from the development of habits that directly...

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Consistency and Patience go hand in hand

Consistency and Patience go hand in hand

I can actually remember some of the lyrics to a song that my kindergarten class sang in our yearly school production. It went something like, “Have patience, Have patience, don’t be in such a hurry, when you get impatient you only start to worry.” This song was...

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Consistency must be developed

Consistency must be developed

I referenced this quote earlier in the week but it contains relevance for today’s discussion. “Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing” - John Maxwell Consistency must be developed. It doesn’t show up unannounced one day just because we’ve been...

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Consistency is against our nature….

Consistency is against our nature….

Have you ever considered the fact that consistency doesn’t come natural to you? As Novelist Aldous Huxley asserted, “Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.” That may seem like a strange thought, but...

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Are you committed, or just interested?

Are you committed, or just interested?

A friend sent this quote from Ken Blanchard to me yesterday, "There's a difference between interest and commitment; when you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient; when you're committed to something, you accept no excuses......only...

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Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect

I've heard my coach Christian Simpson make the statement, "The results you are experiencing today are the consequence of the decisions you’ve made up to this point in your life. And what you experience tomorrow will be the result of the decisions you make today."...

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Start with small WINS

Start with small WINS

I saw a post on LinkedIn yesterday that really grabbed my attention. The post was from Community of Seven and they shared their 'list' for this year. Here's the listNetwork Dream Big Plan ahead Get up early Stay Focused Watch less TV Invest in Yourself Read more books...

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