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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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Zero Talent Required

ZERO TALENT REQUIRED

TALENT IS CAPTIVATING. We are left speechless by the beauty of Michelangelo’s sculpture, riveted by Adele’s angelic voice, doubled over in laughter by the comedy of Robin Williams, and captivated by the on screen performances of Cate Blanchett. While there is no substitute for talent…the purpose of this message is not to minimize it, but […]

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need-to-talk

We Need to Talk

Your commitments want to have a word with you. Did you know… Commitments present themselves in delineations of black and white. You either honor your commitments or you don’t. Success is the result of making and keeping commitments to yourself and others, while all failed or unfinished goals, projects and relationships are the direct result […]

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Damn Good Advice

Damn Good Advice

“Give advice; if people don’t listen, let adversity teach them.” – Ethiopian Proverb You make hundreds of decisions every day. Some matter more than others. But taking this advice to heart is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in terms of your life’s success. Why? Because there is one super important habit that […]

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