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LeBron James Does Not Do Laundry

LeBron James Does Not Do Laundry

FOCUS IS A LANGUAGE that speaks simply and eloquently to the fundamental human similarity between people. Why? Because everyone struggles with it. That’s precisely why I want to share with you a simple, profound and counter-intuitive strategy that highlights the connection between focus, core strengths and greatness. This one’s a keeper so read carefully and reflect […]

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How to Change the World

How to Change the World

“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question” – e.e. cummings. A question can be considered beautiful for any number of reasons, however I prefer to focus on beautiful questions that are ambitious, adaptable and actionable. Here’s my beautiful question…and if you’ll indulge me on this idea, your life will be better…and I […]

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Abandonment Issues

Abandonment Issues

AS WE MOVE THROUGH LIFE we accumulate things…dreams, fantasies, habits, people, projects…stuff. We often think about what else we would like to add to our life, but rarely think about what we should let go…relinquish and say goodbye to. As a society, we’ve already given up on carrier pigeons, Morse code, drive-in movies, abacus, typewriters, […]

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Occupational Hazards

Occupational Hazards

An occupational hazard is a risk accepted as a consequence of a particular occupation. All occupations have hazards. The four main types of occupational hazards are as follows: 1. Chemical Hazards. The common chemical substances, such as carbon monoxide, carbon diox­ide, hydrocarbons, sulfuric acid and chemical substances cause injury when they are absorbed through skin […]

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Leftovers

Leftovers

When we think of leftovers, we have a tendency to think of food that remains unused or unconsumed, and which eventually finds its way to the dog bowl. But what about the other kind of leftovers…the massive surplus of unused or unconsumed time, talent and potential? The greatest waste of untapped resources in this world […]

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Unrealized Dreams

Unrealized Dreams

SUCCESS, no matter how you choose to define it, comes down to two key responsibilities: knowing and doing. While I certainly understand the roles and responsibilities you engage in throughout the day are many and complex — I assure you that at the heart of ANY task comes, first, knowledge, then action. Knowing. Doing. As […]

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DARE MIGHTY THINGS

DARE MIGHTY THINGS

“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” —Seneca, Roman Philosopher Jules Leotard, the son of a gymnasium owner, was a novice acrobat when he hit upon a brilliant idea: how about, instead of doing his routine on fixed bars, he did […]

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The Dog Ate My Homework

The Dog Ate My Homework

IF YOU”RE FEELING a little emotionally fragile, you may want to read this one later. Or never. Don’t say you weren’t warned. I have a confession to make…I’m sick and tired of people’s whining, complaining, rationalizing and justifying why their life is a succession of unfinished endeavors. People who have lost and regained weight like a […]

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The Upside of Trash Talk

The Upside of Trash Talk

The upside of trash talk? Zip. Zero. Nada. Then why do so many of us routinely engage in it? Let’s find out. Trash talk is a form of boast or disparaging insult commonly heard in competitive situations. We see it on constant display in sports, business and politics. It’s deliberately used to intimidate and demoralize the […]

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Just Imagine

Just Imagine

JUST IMAGINE. What would happen. If we all chose to. Live deliberately. Keep our promises. Make it a habit of going the extra mile. Do what we say we are going to do. Face our fears. Honor deadlines. Take bold actions. Act with consistency. Commit to excellence. Focus on results. Pounce on opportunity. Speed things up. Raise […]

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