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Content included this time: Why Are You Apologizing?

Published on July 9, 2019 by

I opened up an email yesterday from a salesperson trying to reach me and he began with, "I apologize if I'm bothering you..."

My first thought was, why are you apologizing for doing your job?

And, why apologize if you think you can help me in some way?

There's a ...

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Warren Buffett Is an Idiot And We Can Learn a Lot From Him

Published on May 5, 2019 by

You might be thinking I'm the idiot for saying Warren Buffett is an idiot. Fair enough.

But I'm only repeating what Mr. Buffett said about himself.

Just recently, his investment company invested in Amazon and here's what Mr. Buffet said:

  • "I’ve been an idiot for not buying (2019)
  • In 2018 Buffett ...
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A Powerful Tool for Performance

Published on June 29, 2018 by

I'm reading a great book now, Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life by Eugene O'Kelly, the former CEO and Chairman of KPMG. one of the top accounting firms in the world.

Mr. O'Kelly tells the story of years ago when he ran the famous San Francisco Bay-to-Breakers race ...

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A Leadership Kick In the Ass

Published on January 16, 2017 by

One of my favorite authors on leadership is Bill Treasurer--and you can get a free chapter from his new book out today. Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge said, "This is one of the most unique and valuable books you will read all year, and I highly recommend it."

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This Guy Is Changing Young Lives

Published on January 10, 2017 by

I recently came across someone who inspires me and who is doing incredible work with youth--someone who is changing their lives and doing it all on a volunteer basis. This is someone with vision, passion, talent and a drive to be a force of nature in a unique way.

His ...

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Why “Just Do It” Is Great For Nike But Not For You

Published on May 3, 2016 by

When it comes to “motivating” others (and ourselves) there are three well-known phrases I see and hear a lot:

  • “Just Do It!”
  • “No excuses!”
  • “No one owes you anything!”

As a former psychotherapist and now as a coach for the past decade, I have spent thousands of hours ...

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You Can Have More Happiness, Here’s How

Published on December 27, 2015 by

If you read a book on happiness or listen to a speaker on the topic, we’re told that many, if not most people, have a happiness problem—they’re just not that happy.

You won’t hear that from me though. I think most people are fairly happy.

They’re “happy” in several areas ...

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