Living Deliberately

Are You Lucky?

“Are you lucky?” is a question that I’ve been asked many times. Recently I watched a show about time travel and as I went to bed that night I couldn’t help think about the events that led up to me being me. I realized that from the beginning of time that like a cosmic pinball…

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The Power of “Yes”- The Secret to Success

The Power of “Yes” is simply seeing and engaging with opportunities that we are presented with. The Power of “Yes” is critically important because it keeps us moving forward. Not engaging in the Power of “Yes” we can become stagnant and stall in our momentum. This is where many businesses fail because the positive results…

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Sprint to the Finish — the Keys to Winning in 2012

You may think I have lost touch with reality when I talk about winning in 2012 when it is already November. Often winning any event is determined by the last burst of energy expended right at the finish line! Also, by keeping our momentum going now will ensure a fast start in 2013. Historically, December…

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Embracing Change for “SUCKIE” Success

Change is inevitable and many times unpleasant. At the very least it is unsettling because with change comes an unfamiliar experience. As I have grown businesses and as I work with my coaching clients a phrase has emerged: “this feels really Suckie”. I believe one of the reasons we have this feeling is the sheer…

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On a Wing and a Prayer

Recently I had one of my “first-time-in-my-life” experiences. I flew Crazy Horse at Stallion 51 in Kissimmee Florida. Flying a World War II P-51 Mustang had been a dream of mine for years, and I was finally able to accomplish it. Whenever I fly a war bird, I mentally put myself in the shoes of…

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How to Deal with Adversity and Still Win

Adversity is all around us and it takes many forms. The economy, an automobile accident, money problems, an illness or a death of a loved one are all common occurrences. Many of the adverse situations we will deal with in our lives and businesses are out of our control. What we can control, however, is…

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When Mistakes Create Fortunes

One of the most common statements that I hear from my business coaching clients and from people when they greet me after one of my speeches is ” I can’t make any more mistakes, they are costing me too much money!”I have thought about this statement over the years since it is so common and…

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Time – Is That All There Is?

As I was entering my freshman year of high school, my dad told me not to wish my life away. He wanted me to enjoy my high school years. But did I listen? Not really. I was looking forward to driving, earning my own income to spend any way I wanted and to be an…

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One Step

I’m writing this article at the Detroit Airport flying back to Denver. I’ve just spoken at a Chamber event as well as at the University of Findlay and at Owens Community College.  I shared with all three groups that ultimately everything comes down to one step. A number of years ago, my son Chris told…

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