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Keep On Pushing : Unchain your brain

They say that 80% of success is psychology— your mindset, belief system and emotions while only 20% is mechanics—learning, practicing and developing a skill, setting goals, creating strategy or an action plan, and so on.  I want to challenge you to focus on the 80% and in the process unchain your brain from the imprisonment…

The Weakest Link: Part I What is the nature of the weakness?

It is common sense—a chain would only be as strong as its weakest link. Scientifically, it is also true. Let’s say you loop three links in a chain with each capable of carrying different weights. For example, one may be able to carry a 100 lbs weight, another 75 lbs and the third 60 lbs.…

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Committing to Change In The New Year

In The New Year Whether or not last year was an amazing one for you or you fell woefully short of your expectations, I am sure you have some new plans—a new vision for what you would like this year to look like. If per chance, you have not yet crafted a vision for this…

Taking Intelligent Risks

Taking risks is an integral part of every aspect of our lives. And while we sometimes fail, it is important to take risks because they make you competitively different, increase the possibility of you enjoying break out success and allows you to learn and adapt to the ever changing environment in which you operate. Needless…

Don’t just set goals-ACHIEVE THEM!

Shortly after the calendar rolls over, thousands of people around the globe will begin their New Year’s rituals-setting resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking and so on. Unfortunately, most of these well-intentioned declarations won’t stick for very long. Studies have shown that only 12 percent of people who made New Year’s resolutions achieved…

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Making a difference in the world

“In trying to make a BIG difference, don’t ignore the SMALL DAILY differences we can make. Over time, they can add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” Marian Wright Edelman As I open my 2013 calendar for the first time, I take Marian Wright Edelman’s sentiment to heart. I’m energized by the…

The Quest For Peace During the holidays and throughout the year

One of the most power symbolic moment of humanity was on display in the most unlikely of places-the cold, mud filled trenches along the Western front during the Great War on Christmas Eve 1914. The day had seen very little shelling or rifle fire and by night fall, the shooting had completely stopped. Later that…

The Meaning of Thanksgiving: An Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero After a challenging journey across the Atlantic, battling strong winds, gigantic waves, and experiencing numerous problems with the ship, the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620. Of the 103 pilgrims who left Europe,…

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Pushing Back Change: Waiting For Normal To Return

It is difficult to watch any news report or have a conversation on the health of the economy without the subject of jobs moving overseas surfacing. These jobs used to be the backbone of the economy of many cities and communities around this country. They used to be part of our daily lives but now…