Important Decision to Make? Try This—

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“It’s amazing what incredible results can be achieved with such simple tools.” -Mark Swain Years ago, I came across an article detailing how top business executives make important decisions. I was initially surprised when I read the results of the survey that was referenced. When faced with important decisions, those who were included in the […]

What Is Success?

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“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure—It is: Try to please everybody.” –Herbert Bayard Swope Years of experience working as a manager, coach, speaker, and facilitator have taught me some really important lessons about life and living. Today, I’d like to talk with you about […]

The Truly Great Walk Among Us

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“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”   -Bob Marley While visiting my sister a few months back, as she was recuperating from her latest operation to combat the ravages of a lifetime struggle with Juvenile Rheumatoid […]

I Just Wanted to Thank You…

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“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”  -Henry Ward Beecher My profession (speaker, facilitator, coach) has given me the opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life from all over the Earth. It has been—and continues to be—my privilege to aid my fellow beings in finding their personal success and […]

Do You Know How Great You Really Are? (Part II)

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“A man asked his friend, ‘Who do you think you are?’ His friend replied, ‘I wish I knew.’”  -Unknown A few months back, I posted a blog titled “Do You Know How Great You Really Are? https://dailyrenaissance.net/know-great-you-really/ In that post, I noted a curious fact that I have discovered. Throughout the course of my life, whenever […]

Their American Dream Is Alive and Well!

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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau As part of my business, I have taught hundreds of job search/career planning workshops for displaced workers during the past 20 years. As you might expect, many of those displaced workers had been with their employers for many […]

So What’s Your Story?

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -Maya Angelou When I started my professional development company years ago, the first course I created and offered to companies was Creating and Delivering Professional Presentations. (This course remains one of my most popular offerings.) Because I had been an undefeated speaker as […]

What Will Be Your Legacy?

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“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.” –William James (The “Father” of American Psychology) I will never forget my wife’s paternal grandfather, John Dangerfield West, because he impacted my life in a special way. My fondest memory of John was seeing him at a family, holiday […]