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Saturday, January 19th, 2019

What is the single biggest problem with communication?

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Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Is anything less than Action going to get you anywhere?

This is a good way to think about the impact you want to have.

You don’t have to invent the cure for cancer or world hunger to register your footprints.

You don’t need to be perfect or act perfectly.

Focus on the impact you can have on your family, friends and colleagues no matter how small that circle.

You can make a lasting impact … just not by sitting down.

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Friday, January 4th, 2019

Are you spending enough time evaluating your team?

At your peril, you can ignore this cornerstone of your business … but it will ALWAYS come back to TEAM.

There is NO substitute for a Great Team … whether it’s the leadership team at the top of the food chain or a small team you’re managing inside of a particular functional group.

Invest a little time … TODAY … to consider the strengths and weaknesses of your team by asking THESE 3 QUESTIONS:

  • What can you do … SPECIFICALLY … to coach each of your teammates to superior performance? 
  • Are there changes to your team’s structure or personnel that would make it stronger? Be VERY OBJECTIVE about this.
  • Are you willing to make the tough decisions to get there?

Making your team as strong as possible will create a powerful and positive difference to your performance this year.

Feel free to reach out to me directly. We can think about it together so you AND your team can knock the ball out of and park in 2019.

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Monday, December 31st, 2018

2019 is YOUR YEAR to THRIVE!

Happy New Year, my friends.

L et’s see what we can accomplish together in 2019!

Welcome to 2019!

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. ~ Oscar Wilde

The New Year is always a great time for renewal and for a fresh start … but don’t let yourself get bogged down by a bunch of new resolutions that you most likely will never keep.

In fact, just embrace Oscar Wilde’s simple mantra for 2019.

Here are some Powerful Goals for 2019

Continue reading to kickstart your 2016 …

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Rudolph is an Entrepreneur | He made it … and so Can You!

If you woke up yesterday morning with sugar plums dancing in your head, most likely Santa made it down the chimney … and you found Rudolph stretched out on the ottoman with a cup of egg nog in hand.

T here’s a powerful lesson in here for you.

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“Seriously?” my wife said.

“You’re really singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer while you’re getting dressed this morning?”

I’m afraid so.

Honestly, I have no idea how that song got into my head on Christmas morning.

Maybe because Rudolph … along with Santa and Frosty … are the most iconic images of a secular Christmas?

Why is Christmas like a day at the office? Because you do all the work, and the fat guy in the suit gets all the credit.

Maybe because Santa brought me some cool loot?

Maybe all that … but for just a moment, I stopped to consider the words … mostly to figure out how to convince my wife I hadn’t lost it … yet.

When I did, it dawned on me that there’s a very timeless message in this simple tune that applies to all of us entrepreneurs … and everyone else trying to find their way in this world.

Keep reading to get the full Rudolph Message ….

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Merry Christmas | Enjoy the Holiday with Family & Friends

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

The 12 Days of Christmas | What does it cost in 2018?

The cost of the fanciful mix of gifts described in the classic carol, The 12 Days of Christmas, has been tracked for over a quarter of a century.

W ho knew how expensive the Seven-Swans-A-Singing would be?

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The good news is that since last year, the Index is up only 1.2% so there are bargains to be had.

Not that there’s anything wrong with a basket of assorted swans, geese, French hens and turtle doves … I’d prefer a beef tenderloin myself … but who would have expected to spend almost $40,000 for the entire basket?

What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. ~ Phyllis Diller

PNC Wealth Management has carefully tracked these costs for more than 25 years. Each year, they expand the offerings with gifts, pictures and more.

Keep reading to find out how much this will cost you this year ….

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Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The 12 Pains of Christmas | An Executive Sing-a-Long

The holidays are here and we’re still trying to figure out how we’re going to get it all done. You know, all the productivity stuff we talk about?

S o, instead of asking you to work at something – anything – I’ve decided to give you a gift of holiday music to spark your spirit!

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There’s a lot of song-writing competition from a bunch of animated folks … Elmo, Winnie the Pooh, Shrek, the Muppets, the Chipmunks … so what can go wrong with my brilliant effort at song-writing?

There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime. Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them. ~ P.J. O’Rourke

Yeah, I know, don’t quit your day job.

So, feel free to sing along to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas. Key of D Sharp, please.

All together now:

The first thing in business that’s such a pain to me… is the never-ending stinking eee-mail.

Don’t miss every one of the 12 Pains of Christmas

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