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Decision Making Simplified Sep 13, 2011

“When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.”
William James

Decision making is hard. We tend to get stuck and are afraid to jump in and make the decision. The “what if” questions creep in and prevent us from moving forward. Or, we...

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Deliver Your Best Speech or Presentation Now (and the power of association) Aug 25, 2011

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Have you ever watched Steve Jobs speak? If not, check it out his presentation about the Ipad here. The guy can flat...

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35 Years, 35 Lessons Learned Aug 09, 2011

“You have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you got and remember what you had, always forgive, but never forget, learn from your mistakes, but never regret, people change, things go wrong, just remember…life goes on.” – Unknown

I recently...

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It’s Okay to Say No Aug 02, 2011

“Often, he who does too much does too little.”
Italian Proverb

When’s the last time you said No to someone?

I met with the lead pastor in my church, Joel Kovacs, for lunch today. We had a great conversation around focusing on strengths and what strategic execution entails. He...

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7 Ways Crossfit Helps you Crush your Workday Jul 28, 2011

“It’s imperative that you push through resistance. Embrace the challenge.”

Let me introduce you to Keith Simon. He’s a Crossfit trainer and overall bad man. This is him at the Crossfit Regional Competition a few weeks ago. Keith pushes himself to the limit (and beyond) on...

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A Brief Story on Perspective Jun 27, 2011

You never know what someone’s going through.

I had a situation this weekend that I feel compelled to share with you. I learned a valuable lesson on Saturday.

I was driving with my kids in the back. They were in their car seats (they’re 2 and 3). We were near the town square, driving...

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6 Ways to Get in the Zone Jun 22, 2011

“You’re ability to get things done is directly proportional to your ability to relax.”
David Allen

Do you know how to get in the zone? If you watched the US Open golf tournament, you saw an amazing performance by a 22 year old phenom, Rory McIlroy. It was an awesome display of...

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Overcoming Challenges – What I Learned from Aron Ralston Jun 07, 2011

“What’s extraordinary in you?”
Aron Ralston

Imagine having to drink your own urine to survive. Imagine breaking your own arm and feeling euphoria because it will help you survive. Imagine having to amputate that arm to live to see another day.

I had the privilege of seeing Aron...

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Do You Know You’re in Sales? (and Four Tips on Negotiating the Right Way) May 13, 2011

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A lot of people cringe when they think about selling something. They say they don’t want to be pushy or don’t want to experience rejection.

I’ve got a surprise for you – we are all in sales and we all negotiate.

Whether or not you do it for a living...

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What Type of Legacy are you Leaving? May 06, 2011

“You can use most any measure when you’re speaking of success. You can measure it in fancy home, expensive car or dress. But the measure of your real success is the one you cannot spend. It’s the way your kids describe you when they’re talking to a friend.”

My uncle...

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Are You Overcommitted? Apr 28, 2011

“Never promise more than you can perform.”
Publilius Syrus (Roman Author, 1st Century B.C.)

Purpose of this post – To improve the way you manage your commitments, therefore, optimizing productivity and performance

Do you feel overcommitted? My guess is that a lot of you would...

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Increase your Productivity Tenfold with Three Energy Management Tips Apr 20, 2011

Written by Jon Giganti (Words – 981, Read time – 4 minutes). Subscribe to receive free posts and I’ll send you my Getting Things Done 101 Guide – Achieve a week’s worth of productivity in a day.

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The...

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