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One and Done

Live Large

Life is short and it’s up to you to make it sweet. The truth is…we’re all playing a high stakes game of one and done as you have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. There are no second chances, no mulligans, no reset buttons. All you can do is live […]

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Grow A Pair

Grow A Pair

This message is not about building biceps. It’s about shrinking balls. In the spirit of calling a spade a spade…we’ve become a society of soft, wimpy, fearful, politically correct, entitlement driven, hyper-sensitive and convenience-addicted weenies. I am not of this tribe. I loathe mediocrity. I find excuse making revolting…and, I believe many parents and institutions […]

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You Need To Pass The Point Of No Return

You Need To Pass The Point Of No Return

Crossing the Rubicon. Burning Bridges. Point of No Return. These are metaphors which all mean the same thing…a transformative event occurred which in turn triggered a life-changing decision to abandon the life we once knew, and move ahead into an unknown and unfamiliar realm of experience. For most of my adult life I’ve pursued what […]

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If You're Not Dependable, You're Expendable

If You’re Not Dependable, You’re Expendable

No warm up needed. Let’s get right to the point. If you’re not dependable, you’re expendable. That goes for all people, places and things. To be dependable is to be trustworthy, consistent and reliable. Dependability is a massive value proposition…and a key competitive advantage. To be expendable is to be of little significance when COMPARED to an […]

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Zero Talent Required

Zero Talent Required

“Don’t be different just to be different. Be different to be better.” Seth Godin   Talent is captivating, seductive and inspiring. We are left speechless by the beauty of Michelangelo’s sculpture. We become riveted and enthralled by Adele’s angelic voice. We double over in laughter by the comedic genius of Robin Williams. We are captivated […]

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The Only Job Description You’ll Ever Need

The Only Job Description You’ll Ever Need

It’s about time someone said it… Most job descriptions are… a joke… a tool for CYA…(covering your a@#) a useless and outdated resource for what it takes to compete and win in today’s environment. Now that it’s easier than ever to outsource a job to someone cheaper (or a robot) there needs to be a […]

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Nice is The New Cool

Nice is the New Cool

“Happiness is the new rich. Contentment is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Nice is the new cool.” – Gary Ryan Blair We are living links in a chain of wisdom handed down through history. One axiom developed in that chain is the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have others […]

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Be a Fruit Loop In a World Of Cheerios

Be a Fruit Loop In a World Of Cheerios

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out!” – Dr. Seuss The moral of a story is a lesson that is conveyed within the context of a story or event. As an example…at the end of Aesop’s fable of the Tortoise and the Hare, in which the plodding and determined tortoise won a […]

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Up for a Quickie?

Up for a Quickie?

This message falls under the magically delicious category. If you’re up for it…here’s a quick challenge which will produce a big win in just 7 days. Interested? Keep reading…you’ll be glad you did. Reciprocity is defined as a mutual exchange. It simply explains that when someone gives you something or does something for you, that […]

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