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Your Beliefs = Your Outcomes

“Man is made by his belief.  As he believes, so he is.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Here’s an obvious statement:  there are a lot of things in our lives and careers that we have absolutely no [...]

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Reality Check

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” – Flannery O’Connor Wishful thinking.  Everyone criticizes it, everyone bad mouths it, and everyone does it.  We want things to [...]

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Challenging Assumptions

“Everything must be taken into account.  If the fact will not fit the theory – let the theory go.” – Agatha Christie Here we are again.  It’s a new year, so that must mean it’s time to make some [...]

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Confidence

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis There are a lot of things that leaders are expected to do.  Leaders are supposed to think strategically, create a [...]

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No Change = No Change

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou Humans spend a lot of time wishing we had different lives.  We [...]

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Are You Looking Up or Down?

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” – Harper Lee One of the most amazing things about people is our minds.  There are times when we demonstrate an incredible [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” – Frank A. Clark As we celebrate the [...]

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How Are You Stopping You?

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung One of the conversations I’ve heard leaders having repeatedly over the years has to do [...]

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Challenge

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein We have a tendency as humans to want simplicity.  It’s understandable.  Simplicity [...]

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Your Best Chance

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African proverb When I was growing up, I remember cringing whenever I heard some adult (usually one of my parents) refer to something as “a learning [...]