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Dream It, Do It

The power of positive visualization is one of the most effective techniques to maximize your potential, to turbo-charge your efforts. Aaron Rodgers is quarterback of the Super Bowl bound Green Bay Packers: “In the sixth…

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Plans Are Useless, But Planning Is Invaluable

I have a button that says “Spending my life in Plan B.” I think most of us have spent a lot of our lives in…

Forgiving Thoughts = Gentle World

The other day I asked an accomplished associate what he was looking for in life that he had not yet achieved. I was surprised by…

Becoming Your Own Best Friend

A long time ago I decided that ordinary wasn’t good enough. I wanted to do something extraordinary with my life. I was familiar with Emerson’s…

Affirmations: Stepping Stones to Greatness

Affirmations are positive thoughts or statements on a desired state or outcome. Affirmations are not silly little positive sayings, rather they are focused antidotes to…

A Story to Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Today’s post is a short article from the sports page of the April 30, 2008, New York Times, that tells such a wonderful story I…

Don’t Do It Yourself

So I’m the quintessential maverick, the self-starting entrepreneur, the guy always trotting off on the path less traveled (heck, there is less traffic), the classic…

Things Turn Out Best for Those Who Make the Best of How Things Turn Out

You often cannot impact the cards you are dealt in life but you can choose how you play those cards. Having that knowledge and then…

You Are the Programmer

You are the programmer of your life. Self-discipline is how we write new programs for our lives. “Will power” is strongest when used in alignment…

“I am the one I’ve been waiting for…”

Every now and again I find that I’m waiting for something or someone to come along and resolve something or make something happen. This desire…

Tail Enders

Affirmations are positive, present-tense statements designed to bring out our best selves, to focus our thoughts, emotions, and attention in the direction we want to…

“The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking”

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and…

The 100-Day To-Do List

Geoff Vuleta is CEO of Fahrenheit 212, an innovation consulting firm in New York City. Geoff’s creed is that a trait of a good leader…

Creating Value vs. Transferring Value

As a business person it is my goal to create value. Value is created when the whole is more than the sum of the parts,…

No ANTs at the Picnic, Please

ANTs are those Automatic Negative Thoughts that we so often allow to run in the background of our minds. ANTs are the output of our…

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. – Steve Prefontaine How good do we have to be? How much is…

Nicole Kidman: “Waste Not, Want Not”

When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so phrases such as “a penny saved is a penny earned” and “waste not, want…