How Do You Measure a Year?

Posted on 25. Sep, 2005 by in Goals, Planning, Time Management

Earlier this evening, I had a few minutes between my taxi routine for my daughters (you know, pick them up at 4:30 p.m., then take them back out at 5:00 p.m.) so i decided to take a few moments and see what’s new on iTunes (hey, it’s Sunday afternoon and everyone needs a little down […]

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Think Abundance, Not Scarcity

Posted on 23. Sep, 2005 by in Attitude, Business, Finances/Money Management, Goals, Leadership, Personal Development, Planning

As most of us grew up, we were taught to think, "Scarcity."  "Only a few people make it to the top." "Only one person can be the best." "There’s only so much to go around." "What do you think I am? A money tree!" "There are only three positions available, and thirty of you have […]

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Make it Spectacular

Posted on 20. Sep, 2005 by in Business, Goals, Leadership, Personal Development, Planning, Writing

The other evening, my wife, Jacquie, and I went to see Shakespeare’s Othello at the Shakespeare Theatre here in D.C. It was simply . . . spectacular.  Kenneth Branagh is one of my favorite Shakespearean authors.  His Hamlet is one of the best performances and movies of all time and his role of Iago in […]

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Sometimes You Have to Give Up to Go Up

Posted on 14. Sep, 2005 by in Attitude, Business, Change, Goals, Leadership, Learning, Planning, Time Management

The number one response for most people when asked why they don’t pursue their dreams is  . . . "I just don’t have enough time." Well, the reason why we often struggle with that is because we often think that addition comes before subtraction—but that’s rarely true in real life.  In real life, most of […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

Posted on 09. Sep, 2005 by in Goals, Personal Development, Planning, Writing

I’m pretty confident that right now there is something inside of you that you’ve wanted to do, but you just haven’t. It may be the desire to change jobs, write a book, get in shape, start a business, travel to a distant paradise or place, meet someone,  get a new degree, move to a new […]

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Can You Double Your Value?

Posted on 06. Sep, 2005 by in Business, Finances/Money Management, Goals, Learning

Several years ago, I read something by Jim Rohn that had a radical affect on me in terms of what people get paid. He said something to the effect of, "You get paid, not for your time, but for the value you bring to the workplace."  In other words, no one gets paid for their […]

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No One Can Make You Angry

Posted on 02. Sep, 2005 by in Attitude, Character, Goals, Relationships

That is until someone makes you angry! Right? Wrong! For years I’ve taught this principle, but I still have to keep coming back to it because, well, people are people and they get under our skin.  So, for example, in my life, this morning, i was reading a chapter from Jack Canfield’s new book, The […]

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Goose Honkings!

Posted on 01. Sep, 2005 by in Attitude

Ken Blanchard (author of The One Minute Manager) likes to call the acknowledgement section of his books, "Goose Honkings".  Why?  Because, according to Andy Longclaw in Blanchard’s book Gung Ho!, geese honk to cheer one another on. So Ken likes to conclude his books with "Goose Honkings."  It’s his way of encouraging those who’ve helped […]

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