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  • Just Keep Fighting. Keep Your Mouth Shut. Work Hard

    Just Keep Fighting. Keep Your Mouth Shut. Work Hard

    Monday night I watched the college football national championship game between Alabama and Georgia. You probably know (or in case you don’t) Georgia won after it looked like their quarterback fumbled away the game with around 11 minutes to go in the game. They played great defense and their quarterback stepped up and seemingly willed his team’s offense to play better. Why am I telling you this? Because … Read More

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  • Don’t Rewrite Your Story, Make Something Good Going Forward

    Don’t Rewrite Your Story, Make Something Good Going Forward

    I heard someone say this on a podcast and it stuck with me. It is a way to reframe the narrative of change as we enter the new year or at any time. The point is to spend more time looking forward than obsessing on the past.

    Did you have a good 2021 professionally? If so, will you keep doing what you did or seek to improve on your success? If not, will you spend time thinking of what could or should have been, or … Read More

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  • Be Thankful

    Be Thankful

    I know, another person telling you to be thankful during the holiday season. Kind of, but not really. You should be thankful for what you have, year-round, not because it is this time of year. And, that is not what I am talking about.

    This time of year, and all times of the year, are good times to remember to show gratitude. Yes, you should do so year-round, but it is better late than never, and should be done in … Read More

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  • The 2021 Version of Why It Is Time for an Annual Checkup for You and, if You Have One, Your Company

    The 2021 Version of Why It Is Time for an Annual Checkup for You and, if You Have One, Your Company

    Beginning in 2014, many of you probably read my blog regarding having a checkup for you and, if you have one, your business. This does not involve the doctor, but it does involve all the other professionals in your personal and business life. Based on the positive feedback, I have made this an annual tradition.

    Some of you said “What a great idea. I am definitely going to do that.” Others said “ … Read More

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  • Show Gratitude Always – Don’t Delay, Start Today!

    Show Gratitude Always – Don’t Delay, Start Today!

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We are nearing the end of another odd year. In thinking about writing this post, I contemplated thankfulness and gratitude. I can’t say it better, so here is my annual blog for the week of Thanksgiving.

    This is a good time of year to think of gratitude generally and what you’re thankful for specifically. At the same time, it’s a great time of year to spread good … Read More

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  • Wealth Is the Company You Keep

    Wealth Is the Company You Keep

    Who you associate with is important in business and in life. You should surround yourself with people who add value. In business it may be a mentor or connector. In your personal life it may just be someone who makes you laugh. Never underestimate the value of humor and laughter.

    The saying “everything is who you know” exists for a reason. In the context of business, this makes a difference.

    I used … Read More

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  • Success = Opportunity + Preparation

    Success = Opportunity + Preparation

    There are many facets to success. The road is different depending on your profession, but in all situations, it involves opportunity and preparation, as well as timing and hard work. The preparation and hard work count as investing in yourself and your future.

    Preparation makes the hard work look easier to those on the outside. It’s the investment in yourself. Sometimes you can wing it, but most times when … Read More

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  • Celebrate the Moments

    Celebrate the Moments

    Thinking about celebrating is inspired by my wife, who has a big birthday tomorrow. We have made special plans with people we care about. In these times it would have been easy to not do so, have a quiet moment with immediate family, and move on. But, when you do that, time keeps marching forward and you’ve missed an opportunity.

    The opportunity missed is the chance to celebrate a person, an occurrence, a … Read More

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  • Focus

    Focus

    In our scattered multitasking world focus still matters. Our brains aren’t built to do multiple things at once, at least not well. This is a problem when we have tasks or projects requiring focus and attention.

    You probably have tools or processes you use to try and focus. This may include closing your office door, putting your phone on "do not disturb", or doing the work at a time or day (think early or on … Read More

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  • Listen Fully and Then Question Respectfully

    Listen Fully and Then Question Respectfully

    We live in a world of entrenched people and positions. Right now, you may be thinking of politics and similar high-level issues, but I am not. I’m considering this on a day-to-day level in relation to your work and personal lives in how you deal with people on any topic. For me it’s about my clients and whom I have to deal with on their behalf.

    I certainly deal with entrenched people and positions … Read More

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