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Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Odds of 2 Monumental Events in Your Life on the Same Date? Incredible!

There aren’t too many days so emblazoned in our memories as July 20 is for me. 
Not just for one memorable moment, but two spectacular ones.

So, if you don’t mind, come along with me as I memorialize those wonderful moments and share some of the colorful details that intensify my own memory of those very special days … and maybe help you, as well, to memorialize those special moments in your life.

Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame Pitcher

Sunday, July 20, 1958

My father was a minister so weekends were never our own. Saturdays for last minute preparation, Sundays for church.

We lived in Michigan and were huge Detroit Tiger fans. Detroit was several hundred miles away and between school, summer jobs and Dad’s work, we never made it to a game.

That is, until my Dad was hired to teach some courses at Boston University one summer and the family got to tag along for 3 weeks. While Dad was working, Mom dragged us all over town. We hit the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill, Lexington & Concord and an endless array of the great attractions of Boston.

“Hey Dad, look who’s in town?”

Read the Full Article. What happened on July 20?

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Sunday, July 14th, 2019

What are you waiting for?

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Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Go after those BHAGs … those Big Hairy Audacious Goals

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Friday, June 28th, 2019

A powerful way to think about perseverance

I love this quotation.

It’s powerful in its simplicity while offering an indisputable reason for you to keep trying … NOT to keep thinking you can’t do it after a few failures.

What more can I say? Repeat this to yourself every time you stumble and your spirits and determination will be uplifted. Children eventually learn to walk no matter how many times they fall.

Have a wonderful July 4th holiday with family and friends.

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

Are you on the floor … or just a wallflower?

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

Where are you starting from?

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Sunday, June 9th, 2019

There is no substitute for a great team

I know you’ve heard this concept, often from me, probably from others.

Most of us have attempted something on our own that fell short … maybe you didn’t think you had time to build a team … maybe you were determined you didn’t need any help … but when that attempt went south, I’m sure that somewhere in the deep recesses of your brain, you thought … “I shouldn’t have tried this on my own.”

Start building … coaching … leading your team now. You’ll never look back.

When you do that, you’ll see the wisdom of this mantra:

Stay ready … so you don’t have to get ready.

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Friday, May 31st, 2019

Hesitating? You could be toast.

I think we’ve heard this in much simpler terms … something like “he who hesitates is lost” or words to that effect.

I prefer this more elegant phrasing which dramatizes both the elation and exhaustion that arrives just as we’re nearing the finish line. We’re tired of the race … or just plain tired … and figure we’re almost there so, hey, let’s catch our breath.

Sports is a metaphorical gold mine for this syndrome. How many likely winners failed in the last minutes, ran out of steam … and lost a game or race they should have won?

Winston Churchill added this riff at the end of all of his wartime correspondence during World War II:

KBO

Keep Buggering On.

Still good advice, huh?

Grab the gold ring first.

Then … and only then … sit down and enjoy the victory.

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