21 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Leadership Laryngitis

Leadership Laryngitis is when the fire of your passion so diminishes that you stop sharing your insights with the world — you lose your voice. Not your speaking voice, the voice that made you an individual. The voice that shouted out against the way everyone else was doing things, the voice that proclaimed there was […]

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28 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

What Kind Of Ride Are You On?

I started riding a motorcycle about 3 or 4 years ago, and on the drive into the office this morning (in a car) watching the behavior of the other drivers on the road, I was struck by the contradiction and disparity between those who guide these two different types of vehicles. Automobiles Overwhelmingly the majority […]

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12 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Finding Crowdfunders

This post shares an opportunity that I think is out there just waiting to be developed by the best media salespeople. The latest buzzword on the web is “Crowdfunding” — pitching your project to the general public seeking financial support for putting your ideas into action – and this process is something that should be […]

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01 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Swing For The Fences

Rookie Mickey Mantle started the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park on May 1st, 1951, as the New York Yankees leadoff hitter and right fielder. Mantle realized this would be one of the most significant games of his career as soon as he hit his first homer. I’ll bet none of you […]

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13 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Ignoring People

I decided to pay homage to one of my pushy friends this week (Scott “That Nametag Guy” Ginsberg) by literally taking a page from his book “Ideas Are Free, Execution Is Priceless” and executing one of the 366 daily insights as a personal challenge. The entry for March 13 really spoke to me this year. […]

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09 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Pirate, Politician, or Painting

In any meeting you can play one of these roles: Pirate The Pirate in the room questions the status quo and provides ideas on doing things differently.  The Pirate has a loud and bold voice that unflinchingly challenges authority, and every time he opens his mouth you can count on at least one-third of the […]

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03 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Formula for Success

Formula for Success: Try and fail. Try and fail. Try and fail. Try and fail. Try and fail. Try and succeed. (repeat as needed.) Improved Formula for Success: Try, fail, LEARN. Try something different, fail again, learn some more. Try something even more different… SUCCEED. (repeat for the rest of your life.)

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01 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Wait Loss Program

One might “gain weight” but there is rarely anything gained by waiting. On the contrary, the chances are greater that you’ll miss out on opportunities by delaying — you’ll experience “wait loss.”  Some delays are inevitable, but most are self-imposed delays based on fear, distractions, and insecurities. Fear Some fear failure, some fear success, some […]

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01 September 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Pushy Friends

We all need pushy friends. Not pushy in the way that is annoying and obnoxious, but pushy in the way that makes you reach further and achieve more by pushing you out of your comfort zone to enable that growth. I have a new friend named Adrienne who not only challenges me in every conversation […]

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16 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Three Things That Define Your Goals

While reading Jeffrey Gitomer’s latest book, The Little Book of Leadership: The 12.5 Strengths of Responsible, Reliable, Remarkable Leaders That Create Results, Rewards, and Resilience, I was prompted to do an exercise  that asked me to write down three things that define and embrace the way I think about my life’s goals.  Most of the […]

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