Category Archives for Motivation

The same guy doesn’t win the Superbowl and World Series

Have you ever noticed that there is not one single athlete in the history of sports who has been part of a championship team and then has then gone on to win another major championship in another sport? Tom

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The Power of “Or”

As a child, I loved the School House Rock shows on Saturday morning TV. “I’m Just a Bill”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here” and “Three Is A Magic Number” were staples of my childhood

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Why Superman Never Swims

Have you noticed that you never see Superman fighting crime in the water? Okay, there isn’t as much crime in the ocean as in Metropolis, but even when there are villains lurking in the seas, Superman

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Six Business Lessons From An 11-year Old Boy

UPDATE: I originally wrote this post last year when we were scheduled for a monster (for Virginia) snow storm. This past week weather predictions were for about 8″ of snow for Saturday. Imagine my

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Is Your Car More Valuable Than You Are?

As I was sitting at the auto service center yesterday I was reflecting on how much money we put into maintaining our vehicles vs. how much we put into maintaining ourselves. A typical American driver might

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Do You Have Both Of These Success Traits?

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately into the differences between people who make success look easy and those who work like dogs just to keep up. Here are two of the things I’ve uncovered. The

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Are You Setting Yourself Up For A Painful Fall?

You gotta love summer – it’s vacation time for most of the country. In fact, I just got back from two weeks in Bali myself. There is nothing like traveling outside your everyday world to give yourself

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The Big But Problem

As humans, we use language to tell others what is going on inside of us. We express our deepest thoughts, feelings and intentions through our words, consciously and unconsciously. Over the last few years,

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The Only Two Things You Should Be Working On Today

Take a look at your to do list. Is it overflowing? Are there more than ten items on it? If you’re like most business owners you have an endless list of things you could do today. Successful owners know

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Do Stay At Home Moms Have The Secrets To Sales Success?

Three weeks ago, I was conducting a sales training program for a client who sells kitchen cabinet accessories via in-home appointments. What makes the company so interesting is that their most successful

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