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February 2017


Women Just Need Encouragement

They don’t need answers. When I sold my company all my managers were women. They were all intelligent, hard working and much more organized than I am. When we got together for meetings I would ask them what they…


3 Ways to Change a Bad Day

1. Generosity If you’re having a bad day try making it a point to make someone feel good. Give someone a complement. When you uplift someone else it uplifts you. 2. Gratefulness Another thing you can do is think…


Creativity x Organization = Impact

If you want to create impact you must be creative as well as organized. For example: John is extremely creative. He’s a 10 on 10 when it comes to creativity but a 0 on 10 when it comes to…


100 Days of Rejection

When Jia Jiang was 6 years old his teacher embarrassed him in front of the whole class. Unconsciously the incident changed him for a long time. One day when he was 14 years old Bill Gates came to his…


Death by Mindset

Mark David Dehesa, known by his colleagues to be hard working asked to be driven to the hospital last Friday where he later died. The company is now looking at taking life-balance more seriously. I’m not against hard work.…


Word of Mouth Statistics

74% of consumers identify “word of mouth” as a key influencer in their purchasing decisions. That means that at least 7 out of 10 people looking to purchase the type of thing you sell will look to their friends…


Aiming for Better

A small business owner stopped me at Starbucks to say that he reads my blog all the time. Which is always flattering. He asked me a few questions about the issues he was facing in his business. Questions that…


The Most Important Characteristic of a Leader

A queen with no children decided to hold a competition to determine who would take her place when she died. She summoned all the children in the city to her palace and gave each one a seed. “Plant this…


The Reason Your Marketing Failed

First off it needs to stand out and that means taking a risk. But more than standing out, it needs to build curiosity. I was at the national gallery with my wife the other day when we came upon…


Students Would Rather Be Shocked Than Think

Students in this study were ask to sit for 6 to 15 minutes in a room by themselves with nothing to do but think. Instead they they focused on external activities and many preferred to administer electric shocks to…


Keep It Simple

Do you see a face? I do. All of the iconic, widespread cartoons were so simple to draw most eight year olds could mimic a similar version. No wrinkles in the face, no shading needed. Charlie brown, Betty Boop,…


The Cat And The Fox

The fox was showing off to the cat by saying he has hundreds of ways to escape his enemies. The cat said he only had one but it was reliable. At that moment they heard a cry from a…


Money and Happiness

I grew up with three siblings living in a small house in the country. I have an older sister Mel, a younger sister Ashley and a younger brother Kyle. My parents worked really hard to provide for us and…


The Dangers of the Hustle

After having a nationally televised panic attack on ABC World news Dan Harris knew he had to make a change. In front of 5 million people Dan couldn’t get his words out. The stress literally forced him to stop.…