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Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking Apr 07, 2011

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” – Jerry...

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Are You Seizing the Moment? (Three Lessons from the Final Four Teams) Mar 31, 2011

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
to seize everything you ever wanted. One moment;
Would you capture it or just let it slip?
From the song "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

An amazing run by VCU ended just short

Opportunities, I mean the once in a lifetime opportunities, don’t come around...

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Why eBooks are dead (and the paradox of choice) Mar 16, 2011

“Choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.”
Barry Schwartz

Do we have too many choices today?

Call me old fashioned, but I love good, old hard/soft copy books. I was a fairly early adopter of eBooks and I’ve had a Nook for a couple...

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5 Reasons You Need to Hire a Coach Mar 08, 2011

“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended with diligence.”
Abigail Adams

A Coach Will Help You See The Light

The purpose of learning is to grow better and stronger than you were yesterday. Are you better today than you were yesterday? Are you...

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The Secret to Successfully Taming the Email Dragon Feb 22, 2011

“Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness”
Jean de La Bruysre

How many times have you checked your email today? I’m guessing you’re in there constantly. 20 times, 30 times, 50 times? I’d venture to say that 99% of...

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Are You Game Ready? How to Execute Like a World-Class Athlete Feb 18, 2011

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”
Alexander Graham Bell

Wayne Rooney Bicycle Kick
There's no execution without preparation

I’m a sports nerd. I love watching athletes execute, especially under pressure. Whether it’s the Packers executing a crucial...

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My Five Keys to Defeating Resistance Feb 11, 2011

“The Enemy is a Very Good Teacher”
The Dali Lama

Resistance is our enemy . Resistance is everywhere. Boiled down, resistance is simply choosing short term gratification over long term gain. Look at all of the outside influences…look around you…billboards, fast food...

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Two Life Altering Lessons from the Super Bowl Quarterbacks Feb 03, 2011

LESSON #1: LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR LEGACY IN MIND

Everyone knows the story of Ben Roethlisberger. A lot of people still have an issue with him, and his actions have brought that upon himself. I believe in second chances and that everyone deserves the opportunity at redemption. It is, after all,...

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Introducing the New 1440 Jan 31, 2011

Hi everyone. I’m psyched to introduce the new and improved 1440! I made the switch to a new blog template called WordPress. It’s a much more user friendly site and I think it provides a much cleaner look. I’d love to get your feedback. You’ll notice the new logo as well....

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Take a Step Forward Jan 24, 2011

KEEP CHOPPING!

Take a Step Forward

Whenever you’re stuck, just do something. It can be the smallest thing. Just do something to move yourself forward. I love the saying, “Chop Wood, Carry Water.” The actual quote is a zen proverb, “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry...

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New Yearโ€™s Resolution 101 โ€“ 7 Tips To Help You Get Fit Jan 10, 2011

First off, Happy New Year to you. Thank you for following me. I know I don’t always post consistently (one of my goals for this year is to post more) so I appreciate your commitment, time and feedback.
The number one New Year’s Resolution is losing weight and/or getting fit, so...

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3 Ways to Listen More Effectively Dec 11, 2010

I had a colleague say to me once, “you have 2 ears and one mouth for a reason.” I’ve never forgotten that. Have you ever noticed yourself drifting off when someone’s talking to you or found yourself not being able to hold back b/c you want to say something. I know I have....

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