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Taking Inventory… Sailing Adventure… Jan 7th, Here We Come…

December 20, 2011 3 Comments

Time is ticking and it is getting close to the start of our big adventure.  If you’re not aware of the big sailing adventure, I’ll fill you in.  My wife and I are taking our 3 boys out of school for 8 months so that we can sail around the Eastern Caribbean.  Very exciting!  This […]

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What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You…. Huh?

December 7, 2011 0 Comments

Have you experienced the situation where someone has bad news to give you and yet they don’t say anything. They feel that because it’s bad news, there’s some good reason to procrastinate or not tell you about the bad news. They believe that what they are doing is actually being nice. Or, perhaps they feel […]

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Being Normal

November 29, 2011 0 Comments

Before we get to being normal, let’s look at being average.  I think that many of us can buy into the concept that we don’t want to be average.  In fact, studies show that that a much higher number than 50% of us believe that we’re above average in any specific measurement of us.  This of […]

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The Staggered Project…. Starting, Stopping and Starting Again

November 8, 2011 0 Comments

For me, there is no such thing as a project that starts, happens and ends.  Whether this is a small job of a couple of hours to a multi-week project.  Inevitably, the project gets put on hold either because I’m have no choice, or in many cases, exactly because I have a choice.  Now, to […]

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New Car Speedometer

October 12, 2011 2 Comments

This is a bit of a silly story but still one with a good learning point. It started when I went looking for a new car. I researched the features that I wanted and I filtered my needs down to one car. Next step, to go for a test drive. The result… I was quite […]

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You Only Get One Chance To Fail…

September 18, 2011 0 Comments

I met a friend’s husband a while back and we got to talking. Through the discussion, we started talking about success and failure… a passionate topic for me. As we discussed our views, he made an outstanding comment that has a lot of interesting truth in it. He said, “You only have one chance to […]

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A Crime… Possibly Your Crime

June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Many people have experienced crime of some sort.  Perhaps you had something stolen from you.  Hopefully nothing worse. I was thinking about a crime the other day that likely goes unreported.  And, I expect that it may be prevalant. The crime that I’m talking about is loss of dreaming, the disappearance of aspirations.  I think […]

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Coaching meets the Real World

June 22, 2011 0 Comments

I have blogged on this before, but it is so good that I need to remind everyone of it again. I want you to watch a video on a coach who has an amazing grasp of what motivates people, in particular young people. When you’re done, reflect on how this applies to you.  What can […]

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Genius or Practice

June 7, 2011 0 Comments

I’m part way through an interesting book called The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle. It’s based on some interesting research which has implications that can benefit everyone. The Talent Code deals with how hotbeds of talent arise and what are the factors in the creation of real talent or some might say “genius”. Daniel Coyle […]

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Leadership – Be Smart and Speak Up

May 30, 2011 0 Comments

Think of those people who naturally lead. Think of the last time that you were in a group… even just a group of people at a convention around a table who were given a task. You can picture the 5 or 6 people around the table starting to discuss the problem they’ve been given. Inevitably, […]

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