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Business – General

Stuck?

I often write notes during presentations, while reading books, and other things I attend or see. I was looking back through some of them this weekend and found this quote… “You’re not stuck because you can’t… You’re stuck because you won’t!” That sounds like something I would say. Which is I’m sure why I jotted…

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Expect Great Things!

It was the first Sunday of the new year. It was raining and wet and we were under a flood warning. Gosh, I didn’t want to get out in that mess… so I decided to “attend” church via livestream… I didn’t even bother to get out of bed. I was laying there with my eyes…

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Something Very Unusual Happened…

I did something I almost never do… I took the last two weeks of the year off. Not entirely, I did a few phone calls and answered emails but that was about it. I watched movies. I read. I spent time with some of the most special people in my life. I slept. I rested….

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How People Buy… It’s Not How You Might Think

In today’s world, most people make big purchases based on how much it will be per month – I call this “how much a month.” Some people pay for things all at once, but the majority of people buy based on what they can afford (or perceive they can afford – a topic for another…

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Faith, Hope & Love!

We’ve all heard it before… Faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love! I can hear you now asking what in the world that has to do with business… I’d say a lot! More than you might think at first glance or mention. Faith plays a part in pretty much everything…

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Are You Living Your Dream… Or Somebody Else’s

Are you living your dream or somebody else’s? How’s that for hitting you square in the forehead today? I heard this question over the weekend, and it took my breath away a little bit. It reminded me of a conversation I recently had with a plumber who was at my house fixing a water geyser…

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Taken Your Foot Off The Accelerator For The Rest of The Year?

It’s the middle of November (almost). Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away. The weather’s getting colder (or cooler… depending on where you live). Christmas and the December holidays are right around the corner. That means parties and more time with family and friends. The natural tendency is to start to pull back a little…

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What’s Your Excuse?

Do you have “reasons”, or do you recognize when you’re making excuses? You might call them reasons, but in my experience, many times we make excuses instead of taking ownership… especially when things go wrong. Many of us talk about being real or taking ownership but it’s sometimes harder to do than it is to…

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Of Course You Do… Are YOU?

I spent last weekend in Ohio where I grew up. Surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans and open spaces. With friends and family and my love. It was a great long weekend. It took me back to my roots a little bit. While I was there, I was reminded of some of my core…

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Is Your Business Optimized?

Optimization! Is a constant and ongoing process in your business. How do you know what’s working AND what can work better? By continually optimizing – your processes, your systems, your marketing and more… You… and your business… get better on purpose. Not by accident or happenstance. Optimization is an ongoing process that requires your attention….

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