Category: Personal Development

NO is such a big word.

I was sitting with a friend last night discussing challenges in prospecting. When I asked if she had really asked for the business, she said not really. I have the same challenge myself and yet we all know that you can’t get the business if we don’t ask for it. Why is it that we …

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Planning

I was invited to a great seminar last night by a friend of mine in the financial services industry. I forgot how much I missed that stuff. This made me think, do we plan to fail or fail to plan? The reality is that we typically fail to plan and as a result we have …

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Why?

What a powerful word! We had a very interesting Easter weekend. Visiting out of town family always is. You quickly discover that you don’t always know why. Why did you need to visit? Maybe it was because someone else needed you or you needed them. Why does family do what they do? For some, because …

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The Lamp (Part two)

I said I would follow up when I finished the book. It was so good that I finished it the same day! In a nutshell, this story is about a couple who suffered the loss of a child and the dark place they ended up in. It almost cost them their marriage. A little magic …

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The Lamp

By Jim Stovall Denise brought this book home from a meeting and I decided I needed something to read on the bus. Interestingly enough it’s about a couple who have lost a young son. I’m about half way through and I can already say I recommend this book as a good read to anyone who …

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It’s What You Scatter

I prefer not to post more than one per day but this was sent by a friend of mine and I think it makes such a great statement: IT’S WHAT YOU SCATTER I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes… I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but …

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Take your friends with you.

It’s funny, the reception people get when they tell friends they have become involved in a new business. Starting a franchise or new business today is far more than most people can afford and yet there are a great many entrepreneurs amongst us. The true entrepreneur is open minded or there is no way they …

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Growing Older

I received this in my email this morning and couldn’t have said it better myself: This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . “To celebrate growing older, I once …

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Adversity, it’s good for you!

I was at a Pre-Paid Legal event today and one of the speakers used a great analogy to demonstrate why adversity is actually good for and makes you stronger. Think about a tree growing indoors shielded from the elements. This tree will appear to be perfect. It will grow straight and tall. Until, one day, …

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The 10 Human Regrets

This is an excerpt from Robin Sharma’s “The Leader Who Had No Title”. The 10 Human Regrets 1. You reach your last day with the brilliant song that your life was meant to sing still silent within you. 2. You reach your last day without ever having experienced the natural power that inhabits you to …

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