Be Careful What You Believe

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“It is very difficult to break free from the prison of conformity and fixed false beliefs without changing our level of consciousness and awareness.”    -Debasish Mridha Years ago, as I was commuting home from work, I was listening to my favorite radio program, “Our Changing World,” presented by the late Earl Nightingale. (I actually corresponded […]

The Greatest Gift You Can Give

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“Give what you have. To some, it may be better than you dare think.”  -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow At this time of year, people from many different faiths and traditions celebrate important holidays. An important part of many of these celebrations is the giving and receiving of special gifts. I grew up in a home where […]

This Tip Just Might Land You Your Dream Job!

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“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.”   –Bruce Barton Years ago, before starting my own business, I interviewed for my “Dream Job”—a Director of Sales and Marketing position over four states for a hospital chain based in Tennessee. I was one […]

The Power of a Sincere Compliment

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 “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” -Mark Twain A number of years ago, I had the honor of being selected by my peers to serve as President of our state’s chapter of the National Speakers Association. One of the things I most enjoyed about my office was standing at the door […]

It’s About Time—Improve Your Life with this Simple Tool!

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Over my career, I have had the privilege of teaching workshops and delivering keynote speeches for some of the most respected professional development companies in the world (FranklinCovey, Shipley Associates, etc.). Another of those companies was DAY-TIMER—the time management company. My mentor there, Warren (Trapper) Woods (affectionately known as “Father Time” to those of us […]

When Was Your Last Renaissance?

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Many years ago, the then Rector of Boston’s Trinity Church, Phillips Brooks (famous for writing the lyrics to the Christmas Song, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”), was asked by an interviewer, “When were you born?” In response, Mr. Brooks said, “I will tell you about it. It was one Sunday afternoon about 3:30 just after I had […]