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Top performers share their secrets to success

One myth about top performers in any field is that they tend to keep their secrets of success to themselves. Engaging in conversations with very successful senior executives, top-performing sales and … more

Noir films are satisfying dark blend

The misquote “The stuff that dreams are made of” concludes what great 1941 noir film? The answer and some interesting information about the film come later. Every Sunday in the mid-1970s, a … more

Holidays are over — it’s tax season

Time flies. The holidays are a brief memory, winter is more than half over and we’re looking forward to spring. With spring comes the deadline for filing your tax return. So, don’t let time slip … more

Rounding out our wheel of life

A couple of weeks ago I had written about the wheel of life and making sure that we try and find balance in all areas of life. more

Overblown sports deserve to see the clock run out

Jonathan Swift had “A Modest Proposal” and so do I. Let’s do away with all college and professional baseball, basketball and football teams. I, for one, would live. more

Can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube now

There is no one, probably literally no one, who hasn’t been made aware of or participated in the protests around the world against state killings of black people in our country. As I’m writing … more

Disease that’s spreading isn’t entirely about virus

“Four dead in Ohio,” the song says. It was recorded by countertenor Neil Young and the other members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on May 21, 1970, just weeks after a tragic incident on the … more

Achieving excellence by thinking ahead

Planning and preparing for our future may seem a little challenging right now, right? Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” You may be … more

Unleash your kindness and let it run wild

Lots of conversations going on these days are about unlocking or unleashing our potential. There are so many podcasts, webinars, columns, and blogs speaking to the need for us to focus on our mindset … more

This seems like dreams and weird extremes

Dickens memorably began “A Tale of Two Cities” with a perfect description of 2020, especially the first twelve words. It sums up, at least in my lifetime, the current world, where extraordinarily … more

Shelter your body but let your mind run free

To embrace a positive balanced approach to health and aging, the importance of keeping our minds as active as our bodies is essential. This article provides some great tools to keep your mind active … more

Momentum is game changer for success

A shift in momentum is usually extremely palpable. Sometimes the momentum swings in our favor, and sometimes it feels like we have lost it, and lost it quickly. In both cases, we know exactly when it … more

You want buzzwords? Buzzwords we got

My hope this year is to rebrand my brand with some brand new words, while holding on to such dependable ones as “go-to” and “vibe” and “sustainable.” Listen, my go-to restaurant in Lone … more

When intent is more important than technique

Have you ever heard a really bad joke? Or maybe just a very funny joke told really poorly? We can probably all say yes to that one, couldn’t we? We have also probably been told a story that missed … more

A perfect place for those who love cats and toes

Ernest Hemingway kept six-toed cats at his home, now a museum, in Key West, Florida. They’re called “polydactyl cats.” The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum currently has 40-50 polydactyl cats … more

Patients, physicians work in partnership

As we settle into the new year, one of the best resolutions we can choose for our health is making the commitment to engage in an active partnership with our physician. Whether we’re just getting … more

Big-bang bullies take to the air

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4, my neighborhood sounded like Hell. I was Clint Eastwood mad and helpless. I expected the worst because for weeks before the Fourth there were nightly fireworks all … more

A powerful little book of big quotes

As many of you know, I was the former president of the Zig Ziglar Organization. And many of the life lessons I learned from Mr. Ziglar show up in my writings and in my trainings and keynotes. Several … more

People love to hear a good, positive story

Some of us like to tell a good story, some enjoy hearing a good story, and some of us appreciate both. And although there are a few people who seem to derive pleasure from a bad or negative story, I … more

When difficult times create easy decisions

People make new decisions based on new information. And sometimes, what we think are difficult decisions to make as we face a trying or challenging time, become much easier to make when we receive … more
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