What I Believe…

May 11, 2010

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I believe in change. In the next 5 years your work will change, your friends will change, your family will change, your home will change – every aspect of your life will change. Some of these changes will be small, others large. Some changes will be easy and some will be hard. It’s not that […]

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Get in the Pool!

April 29, 2010

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Imagine learning to swim by sitting beside the pool contemplating swimming. Do toddlers introspect about walking? Do they ask, “What is my goal?” Write their mission statement. Search for a vision? Do they ask, “Does my ideal day include walking?” Do they spend hours, days, weeks coming up with a “walking plan?” Do a SWOT […]

Solve a Problem

April 29, 2010

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Solve a problem. Find other people with the problem. Sell your solution. You’re in business. Opportunities don’t just fall from the sky. Usually they look like problems, so look for oppor-problem-tunities™.

The Power of Rehearsal

March 22, 2010

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Saturday I spoke to my Advanced Toastmasters club. It was a rehearsal for a breakout session at our District Conference. I also want to develop this presentation as an offering in my umbrella of personal development presentations. If you are not in an Advanced Toastmasters club in your area (or a Mastermind of speakers) then […]

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The Gestalt of Public Speaking.

February 27, 2010

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Why do you need to learn better public speaking delivery skills? When speaking, content is king, no doubt. However, if all you have is content and no delivery skills do everyone a favor: Write up a report, hand it out and keep your seat. Delivering a speech is a gestalt, worth more than the sum […]

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What’s the Matter with Books?

February 7, 2010

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I love books. I really do. Just check out the picture of a small portion of my book collection. But lately, I’m finding books…just a bit…well…irritating. My biggest problem with books is that you can’t search them. Sure I can look at the index but half the time I can’t find what I want there. […]

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Real Dreams

January 18, 2010

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Live your dreams! Follow your passion! Do what you love and the money will follow! Actually you just might starve! Look, the problem isn’t in doing what you love. Life is short. By all means do what you love. Just don’t EXPECT to earn your living doing it. I might love playing music by tapping […]