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Summer Reading Recommendations

May 31st 2007

For those of you who enjoying reading as much as I do, BusinessWeek has published online various Summer Reading Recommendations from several business school professors.
 
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Not Just Players Working Overtime

May 30th 2007

The Utah Jazz, along with three other NBA teams, have advanced to the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Finals. Most of the articles we read are about the players, and a few are about the coaches, but rarely do we read about all those other important people behind the scenes who make the games possible. (more…)

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Sign of the Game

May 29th 2007

At Game Three of the NBA Western Conference Finals between the Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs in Salt Lake City, where the Jazz won 109-83, the best sign of the game was the one held by a Jazz fan that taunted San Antonio’s Tony Parker.
 

The Spurs point guard is engaged to actress Eva Longoria, who stars on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” The sign read, “Parker, U Play like a Desperate Housewife.” (more…)

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Achieving Balance Takes Work

May 28th 2007

I’ve found over the years that it takes a lot of work to achieve balance between work and family, work and friends, and work and other things I enjoy doing.
 

I came across a story written a few years back titled, Achieving Life Balance Takes Work, and enjoyed the questions asked in the article as well as the insight offered and thought it would be beneficial to share in today’s blog post.
 
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We’re Creatures of Habit

May 25th 2007

I recently heard someone say we’re “creatures of habit.” It’s not the first time I’ve heard this statement, but it is the first time I’ve heard someone follow up the statement with several examples of how we’re creatures of habit.
 

He pointed how we fold our arms the same way every time.  How we put on our pants – one leg at a time, starting with the same leg each and every time. How we start shaving in the same spot each morning. He went on and on and I kept testing each of the statements and he is right. (more…)

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You Could Be a Millionaire

May 24th 2007

Think about this, according to Brian Tracy, “The average person has four ideas a year which, if any one is acted on, would make them a millionaire.”
 

How many times do you come up with an idea and think to yourself how the idea could be of value, but than you do nothing to make it happen? You just might want to re-read Tracy’s quote above and take action on your ideas.  You now have a million reasons why.
 

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Edison Had One Relentless Attitude

May 23rd 2007

Thomas Edison was about as relentless as anyone.
 

It’s reported Edison had tried over 2,000 different experiments that failed before he finally got the light bulb to work. These days, who tries anything 20 times let alone 2,000? Are you kidding me? (more…)

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Keeping Up With the Online Explosion

May 22nd 2007

All the online marketing from email to websites, podcasts to webinars, and blogs to online social networking is fascinating and advancing so quickly on a daily basis around the world.
 

Even though I’m fascinated by technology, I’ve always felt like I’m a step behind.  I was the last one in my family to listen to a CD, let alone buy a CD player, and I’ve yet to listen to an Mp3 player or iPod, and by the time I make the decision to invest in an iPod, the technology will advance to the next neat gadget. (more…)

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What Does Success Mean to You?

May 21st 2007

As a husband, father, son, brother, coach, mentor, leader and friend, I find myself wresting with defining the true meaning of success.
 

It was easy when I was growing up.  Win a game or score well on a test, and that was considered success. Today, with more responsibilities and priorities which are much different than they were while growing up, I find myself struggling to define success as I once did. (more…)

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Be Careful How You Label Yourself

May 18th 2007

Do you ever think about how you view yourself?  I’ve read many times how we view ourselves – the words we use and what we internalize – has a significant impact on our self-image.
 

What goes inside certainly impacts our outward actions.  It’s amazing to me how powerful – negative and positive – our thoughts can be. (more…)

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Look to Solve a Problem Today

May 17th 2007

I read a great quote today from Jim Rohn about how to solve a problem.  Here’s what he said: “To solve any problem, there are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, whom could I ask?”
 

What problem will you help solve today?
 
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Entertaining Airline cabin announcements

May 16th 2007

All too rarely, airline attendants make an effort to make the in flight “safety lecture” and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

1. On a Southwest flight (SW has no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced, “People, people we’re not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!” (more…)

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Stop Bunting and Swing for the Fence

May 15th 2007

Do you know someone who is so conservative, or overly negative, and it drives you absolutely crazy?
 

You know, the person who usually chooses to bunt his or her way to first base versus going for the home run; the person who fears failure and won’t put themselves in a vulnerable position. (more…)

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Seeing Problems in the Right Light

May 14th 2007

John C. Maxwell, who I’ve had the pleasure of hearing speak and have enjoyed reading many of his books, wrote a neat definition of “problem” to help him see problems in a different light and he shared this in his book, “The Difference Maker.”
 

It’s worth reading and keeping on hand the next time you, or someone you know, is faced with a problem. (more…)

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Love is Spelled T-I-M-E to a Child

May 11th 2007

The last two days I have shared two inspiring short movies – one about Johnny and another about “The Dash.”
 

It’s only fitting I wrap up the work week with a touching short movie abut how a child spells love T-I-M-E. (more…)

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How Are You Spending Your Dash?

May 10th 2007

Yesterday I shared the inspiring story about Johnny, the grocery store bagger with down syndrome who positively impacted a grocery store with his kindness.
 

I have another inspiring story to share with you today that likely will make you think long and hard about “The Dash.”  What is “The Dash?”  Simply click on the link to view the short story that has impacted over 30 million people over the last nine months.
 
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Will You Choose to be a Johnny Today?

May 9th 2007

I received an inspiring short story about a grocery store bagger named Johnny who has touched many people with his kindness.
 

Johnny’s inspiring true story changed the culture of the grocery store, and positively impacted not only the customers who chose to shop at the grocery store, but also each of the employees who worked at the store.
 
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Take Time to Hold the Bottle

May 8th 2007

I enjoy seeing new inventions that people create.  Many times I’m amazed at the simplicity as well as the complexity of inventions, but the latest invention I came across this past weekend blew me away for a different reason.
 

It’s a universal hands-free feeding system for babies called HuggaBottle. When I first learned of the invention, I thought it was a joke, but it’s legitimate as you can see by following this link. (more…)

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A Lesson in Endurance and Perseverance

May 7th 2007

The following is an excerpt of neat story by James Royer that I received via email that is a great lesson in endurance and perseverance.
 

In the late 1970′s, the Detroit Lions had a young assistant coach who never played collegiate or professional football, wore thick glasses, and definitely didn’t look the part of a football coach. (more…)

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Who’s Packing Your Parachute?

May 4th 2007

I received the story below from a friend via email, and if you’ve never heard it before, it includes a great lesson for us all. Here’s the story:
 

Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet  pilot in Vietnam.  After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile.  Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent six years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience. (more…)

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Instructions for Life

May 3rd 2007

I received the following “Instructions for Life.” Many of you may have read this before, but I thought I’d pass the list along for anyone who has not had the pleasure of reading it:
ONE: Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO: Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. (more…)

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Five Things Over the Next Five Weeks

May 2nd 2007

Many times I hear about a trip someone took, or an activity someone participated in, and I say to myself how neat it would be to experience a similar trip or activity.

So many times we say how neat it would be to do something new and exciting, but I’m curious how many of us actually act on desires to try something or experience something new. (more…)

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A Little Omission of Kindness

May 1st 2007

I received the following story (written by Paul F. Boller. Jr.) and believe it is a great reminder of how our decisions (however big or small) tell a lot about us.
 

William McKinley, the 25th U.S. president, once had to choose between two equally qualified men for a key job. He puzzled over the choice until he remembered a long-ago incident. (more…)

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