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It Was Over in 5 Letters – L-O-S-E-R

June 29th 2007

I read a funny story earlier this week about a Seattle Sports writer who had enough guts to take on WNBA All-Star guard Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm in a game of H-O-R-S-E.
 

He actually thought he’d win! (more…)

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Setting and Achieving Your Life List of Goals

June 28th 2007

Some people laugh about those who dream. Well, no one’s laughing at John Goddard. You haven’t heard of John Goddard?
 

Goddard is a world-famous adventurer and motivational speaker who has achieved amazing feats. You can read about Goddard here and be both wowed and inspired by his “Life List” of accomplishments to date here. (more…)

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It’ll Be Beautiful When the Rain Stops

June 27th 2007

Someone once said, “For every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows.”
 

Well, the other day I said to my wife and kids that I didn’t think we should go outside because it was about to rain, and our youngest daughter quickly responded, “Why Daddy?  When it stops raining, the sun comes out and it’s beautiful again.” (more…)

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Customized Message Makes Occasion Sweet

June 26th 2007

Customization has been a business buzz word for quite some time now, and even M&M’s has joined the customization craze.
 

Hershey has offered for quite some time the opportunity to customize the Hershey Kisses with a special message for most any occasion, and now M&M’s has joined the party with it’s custom printing on 22 different colored M&M’s.
 
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Female Pilot and Co-Pilot Command Flight

June 25th 2007

While on a plane last week, I looked into the cockpit and noticed to ladies occupying the pilot and co-pilot seats.
 
I’m not sure how rare this truly is where two women are pilot and co-pilots of a daily major airline flight, but it was the first time in years of flying that I’ve ever experienced it, and I thought it was great to see, worth sharing, and hopefully in the future it’s not as rare as it may be today.
 
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Offering Your Fans Attractions

June 22nd 2007

What makes your sporting events an “attraction?”
 
Every where I turned in Orlando last week, I read the word “attraction” on billboards and signs as well as in newspapers, magazine and brochures.
 

Every theme parks, theaters and even the restaurants seem to be an “attraction.” (more…)

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Dedicate One Week at Camp to Our Children

June 21st 2007

When I attended summer sports and Christian camps growing up, I don’t believe there was the variety and specialization I see today with camps.  I love it. There are father-son, father-daughter, mother-daughter, and mother-son camps offered all over the country…sports and non-sports camps.
 

There’s always been Boy and Girl Scout camps and other similar organizations who have encouraged fathers and mothers to participate in camps, but I don’t remember the father-son or mother-daughter-type sports and other specialty camps being offered when I was growing up.  I guess I’m showing my age. (more…)

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Take an Unplanned One-Week Trip

June 20th 2007

I watched the movie “Wild Hogs,” which is about four middle aged guys venturing out on a one-week road trip on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
 
I had heard mixed reviews for the film, and although I don’t own a motorcycle as I once did in college, I could easily relate to the film in a number of ways and laughed aloud quite a bit…even though I was flying on a plane. (more…)

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Taking a Break from Parenthood

June 19th 2007

My wife and I went on a weekend trip to celebrate our anniversary, and it’s one of very few trips over the years that we’ve taken without our kids.
 

It was awesome! (more…)

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L.L. Bean to Create Outdoors Attraction

June 18th 2007

When I first read reports that L.L. Bean was getting into the amusement park business, I must admit I was more than slightly skeptical of the idea. However, I tried to remain slightly open minded until I read about the details of the strategy, which you can read here.
 

Once you read, though, you will see the strategy is well conceived and just may be a successful strategy for the highly successful mail-order retailer.
 
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Jay Leno’s Thoughts on Newsweek Poll

June 15th 2007

I received an email from a friend that included some interesting thoughts shared by Jay Leno. Here’s the email with Jay’s thoughts:
 

“The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must be true given the source, right? (more…)

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Breakfast with the Birds

June 14th 2007

We recently received an email from Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, which I learned from the email is only one of two public aviaries in the United States (the other is in Pennsylvania), and the email was an invitation for the annual “Breakfast with the Birds.”
 

The “Breakfast with the Birds” is a fun fund-raising event to help the Aviary feed and keep the birds healthy and happy. (more…)

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Sometimes You Just Need to Shut Down

June 13th 2007

I’ve never been known as someone who enjoys a “relaxing day” since I have a hard time sitting still, let alone relaxing.
 

However, leading up to a weekend trip with my wife, I convinced myself – but not my wife – that I was going to completely shut down (on work) and focus on relaxing and enjoying the trip. (more…)

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The LeBron James Grandmothers Fan Club

June 12th 2007

We often hear about the thousands and thousands of youth playing basketball, who are fans of the NBA, and wearing their favorite player’s jersey.
 

Rarely, though, do we hear or read about senior adults – let alone senior women – forming a fan club to support their favorite NBA player, but that’s exactly what Alder Chapman did when she founded the Akron-based LeBron James Grandmothers Fan Club, which has almost tripled since April, from 24 to nearly 70. (more…)

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Ample Jobs for Choosy Youths

June 11th 2007

There are ample jobs available to youth looking for summer jobs, according to a story in The New York Times this past weekend, but not as many kids are looking to work at the state parks, summer camps or lifeguard at the lakes as they did years ago.
 
Instead, according to the article, students are seeking internships – paid and unpaid – that provide hands-on experience and assist in building their resume. (more…)

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Random Ticket Draw for Ryder Cup

June 8th 2007

Are you interested in attending the 2008 Ryder Cup? I had no idea they conduct random ticket drawings – similar to the NCAA’s Final Four ticket drawings – but I read here that the Ryder Cup will be played in Louisville, Kentucky Sept 16-21, 2008.
 

Fans are able to enter now through Sept 30, 2007, and the drawing will be conducted in Oct and winners will be notified in Nov. (more…)

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12 Commandments of Sports Marketing

June 7th 2007

 I received from a friend the Bill Veeck’s 12 Commandments of Sports Marketing and believe they’re not excellent for sports marketing, but applicable in many ways to business and life.  Here they are:
 

1. Take your work very seriously. Go for broke and give it your all.
2. Never ever take yourself seriously.
3. Find yourself an alter ego and bond with him for the rest of your professional life.
4. Surround yourself with similarly dedicated soul mates, free spirits of whom you can ask why and why not. And who can ask the same thing of you. (more…)

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Ask Jack Canfield Now

June 6th 2007

I received an email from Jack Canfield that invites me to ask him a question via a website page – which you can access here – and I think it’s a neat opportunity for everyone he sent the email to and I thought the readers of this blog may enjoy the opportunity to ask Jack Canfield, famous for authoring the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series and many other best sellers.
 
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Respond Rather Than React

June 5th 2007

I heard some great advice today about how reacting instead of responding can create a bad situation. Make the decision to respond today instead of reacting to a situation.
 
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Four Most Important Words in Business

June 4th 2007

I recently learned of a story where a professor asked students, “What are the four most important words in business?”
 

The professor’s response might surprise you. The four words, according to the professor, are “What do you think?” (more…)

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We Need More Girls Sports Merchandise

June 1st 2007

Our youngest daughter enjoys sports and finding T-shirts, framed pictures and other sports merchandise and items with girls or women playing sports – versus boys or men featured on merchandise – is very challenging.
 

It’s hard to believe in this day and age it’s still rare to find girls sports merchandise. Not only is it difficult to find girls merchandise with girls or females on the T-shirts, sweatshirts and other items, but it’s even more challenging to find merchandise with a girls cut. (more…)

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