Living Deliberately

Embracing Change

Change isn’t good or bad or right or wrong. Change, in a word, is simply “different.” Our belief about the change gives it the positive or negative feelings. We do, however, resist change. The fear of the unknown is very real. So, how can we embrace change to maximize positive results? First, accept that change…

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Thankfulness ~ Now or Later?

As I write this article, I’m enjoying my family in the Colorado mountains. Summit County is the hub for some of the best ski resorts in the country. A week’s vacation is just what the doctor ordered to help me reflect on the past year. “What am I thankful for?” is the question most asked…

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Are You Stuck? How to Create Exponential Growth

One of the biggest challenges facing business owners and sales professionals today is that they are stuck and may not even know it. To see if you may be stuck, ask yourself the following questions: Are you frustrated with the results you’re receiving for the time and money you’ve invested? Does it seem that no…

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Winning by a Nose

What makes the difference to winning in business and life?  Is there a secret or is it luck?  I believe the answer is visible all around us.  In sports, it’s the last extra lunge.  In business and life, it can be seen as going the extra mile and giving the bakers dozen (13 instead of…

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Secrets to Achieving Your Goals

The number one question I’m asked is “How can I achieve my goals?” As I’ve thought about this question I’ve come up with three things that are critical to winning. First, find your “Why.” It’s important that your why be clear and powerful to you. There is always pain connected to achieving your goals. Normally,…

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Enjoy the Ride

Over the years, I have had to learn to “Enjoy the Ride” of life. What does that mean? For me, it’s taking opportunities to regenerate, reflect and re-engage. There was a nine-year period that I didn’t take vacations. I would come to the end of the year and realize I hadn’t taken any time off.…

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Take a Flying Leap

The question that I would like to ask this month is “How do we maximize our results in a challenging economy?”  As we watch the news and see the results of this economy, many are wondering how to survive. I would like to share with you a three-step process that I have used to build…

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Dead Man Walking

Over the last 20+ years, I have been told three times that I was a walking dead man. The most recent event was just a few weeks ago. My wife had been urging me to go to a local health fair to “check things out.” I looked for a rational excuse not to go. I…

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