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When Busyness Gets In The Way Of Business

You probably have a lot of things you’d like to do. If you’re like me, your calendar gets filled up pretty quickly. I’m learning that busyness is not the same thing as business. If I spend too much time on the first one, I don’t get much time to work on the last one. You ever feel like that? I am a big …

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Testing, Testing…1…2…3

How Good Are You? I am engaged in one of the biggest tests of my life. Starting your own business isn’t for everyone. It’s not something you jump into without a lot of thought, planning and figuring out how you can make money at it. I’ve seen a lot of business ventures fail. Here’s four big reasons: No plan Lack …

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Building A Relationship Is The Key

I’m back in town. And by town, I mean Nampa, Idaho. I arrived last night after driving 1542.4 miles (2482.25 km) from Oklahoma City. This is where I lived prior to OKC. I’ve just moved back. I’m currently working on re-connecting with friends. It’s going to take a little while, but that’s true of most anything. I’m in transition, so …

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How Long Have You Been Speaking?

People often approach me after I deliver a talk or presentation. They’ll ask me how long I’ve been speaking or where I learned to speak. The goofy part of me always wants to tell them the story of when I was around one year old and began to form words, then phrases, then sentences…you get it. I know what they …

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How To Make SIX Figures In The Next 30 Seconds

I’ve started spending a bit more time on social media. I’m looking to foster more connections and create better ways for people to understand who I am and how we might work together. One thing I am noticing (a lot) is the abundance of ads nestled in between people’s posts. I know these ads are targeted at me. Here’s some …

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Have You Ever Been Convicted?

We’re becoming more cautious as a society. It’s pretty easy nowadays to get offended and then tell everyone you’re offended. I realize that I don’t want to offend anyone, so I begin to tone down my message, my art, my voice or turn just it off. I’m not talking about winning an argument on social media or boycotting the business …

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Invite Someone Into The Story You’ve Already Written

I’m channeling my inner Ernest Hemingway (or is it Dr. Seuss?!?) and working on a short story. It’s about the type of person I can best serve through Lifelong Leaders and what I envision happening in his or her life because of that partnership. It’s a “hero’s journey” type of story. What about you? What are you working on right …

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Priorities Help Us Do Something When We Can’t Do Everything

One of my favorite comedians, Steven Wright, said it well: You can’t HAVE everything. Where would you put it? It’s that same wisdom that helps us acknowledge this: We can’t DO everything. If we don’t realize we can’t do everything, we’ll learn soon enough when we try and tackle more than we’re able to handle. If we don’t figure out …