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Do you have vision?

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I don’t mean, “can you see?”. I mean, do you have “a” vision? As in, a vision for your work. A vision for your life. A vision for your company. Let’s say your company has a vision statement. That counts!  But, do the employees know what it is? Do the managers or even the customers?…


Don’t forget to WINK

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We may have been lucky enough to have gotten a picture together. When we did I probably asked you to WINK with me. It’s not because I want you to make fun of me. Nothing could be further from the truth. As I continue to grow and get more comfortable with who I am, I…


These boots were made for working

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Then what am I doing with them? I’m sure that my brothers asked me that at one point. Truth be told, these boots are 30 years old. They were purchased right after I was named a part-time supervisor at UPS in 1989. They served me well walking the huge slabs of concrete in the large…


3 things I learned from falling in the mud

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It was a beautiful night in Waterville, Ohio. The sun was just setting. We were out for a walk with our friends, who had moved there from San Francisco years before. “Why?” you ask. That’s another story. Back to Waterville. We had just had a nice Mexican dinner that included Mexican beverages. We were all…


How do you get your balance?


Balance is something that I struggle with. Sometimes when I turn around quickly, I can’t find my center quickly. Oh, that’s not the kind of balance you were thinking about? The other kind of balance is difficult to keep, as well. Sometimes when I turn around quickly, I can’t find my center quickly. I’d love…


Blindspots in Sales? … ya think?

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While speaking at a recent National Sales Meeting, one of my customers asked me, “so, what kind of blindspots do we typically have in sales?”. That question started to make my head spin, when I realized that this could be answered in many ways. You can see one of these answers in the link below….


What vs. Why

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We sometimes get caught up asking ourselves the wrong question. “Why am I not getting ahead?” “Why is everyone else passing me by on the way to success?” You may even ask yourself, “Why do I feel this way?”. It may be time to ask yourself a different question. “What could I be doing better?”…


The worst feedback I’ve ever received

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The journey to becoming a speaker is one filled with potholes. Just when you think you’re on a newly paved road with a smooth ride ahead, you hit one. “Crap! What was that?” and you look to see if your hubcap came off or if your tire is going flat. Of course, you didn’t ask…


I Believe


It’s the time of year when many of us will start with a blank slate. Others will question what the reason is for their existence. Still others will just go back to their day-to-day and put off any deep thought. It will be put off but not forgotten. There are others that may even be…


Blindspots = Positive?

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This may be a foreign concept to most of us. I know that it’s not something that I had considered. It took breakfast and a conversation with my friend to come to that realization. What do we see in others that we haven’t expressed yet? What would happen if we told them about how they’ve brightened…