Successophobia – Fear Not!

When I was a little kid, shopping was a mortifying experience.  While all the other kids got to shop in the “Childrens’ Clothes”, I was redirected to the “Husky Department”.  Let’s face it…  I was fat. Call it genes, lifestyle, or whatever, my parents always did their best to make me feel important and special.…

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SCORE… Knowing Your Audience’s… Audience!

Have you ever been surprised in business?  If not… then I’ll have what you’re having! It was a very cold and snowy morning last Tuesday. There were very limited expectations when I was asked to give a presentation to our local S.C.O.R.E. chapter about social networking.  When I showed up (15 minutes ahead of time because…

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The Perfect Audience…

Many of you know I have a two man acoustic band named Dough! We have been playing together for almost 15 years. I had booked jobs for January and March, and then Mark informed me he needed a break. I called the place to let them know and they said “Could you do it solo?”, so…

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In the New Year Really New?

It’s been a while since I have been to a water park. There is nothing better on a hot summer day. There are all kinds of rides where it feels like you are in control of the directions you are headed, but when you really look at it, you are really just going with the…

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3 Ways to Deal With Change

The past is “History”, the future is a “Mystery”, today is a “Gift” and that’s why we call it the “Present.” I was just listening to a friends podcast about becoming a new parent…  Change Happens! He was describing how much his life has changed having to care for another very needy human being 24/7.…

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3 Things That Make Every Post A Gift

How Things Change What was that one Christmas (Hanukkah, holiday) present that changed your life? If you never had one… then bear with me. I was blessed with some great parents who did everything they could to make Christmas special for us kids. The one that really changed my life was my first boom box.…

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Experience vs Exuberance

While enjoying a Starbucks meeting with my mentor and best selling author (100/0 Principle) Al Ritter, we wondered down a path in our conversation that got us thinking. He was telling me that he had meeting with someone who was 35 and how it struck him that this seems so young. Young is a relative term…

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Don’t Beg for Attention… Earn It!

Making Noise On a trip from Chicago to LA, I decided I needed a pair of those noise canceling headphones.  Now, I did not plan ahead and go to the Bose store and buy those cool ones advertised in the SkyMall. I chose to stop in a terminal news store and buy some from Sony.…

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The Killer Website Dream Team

My official title is Director of Direction.  This begets everything from puzzled looks to full out belly laughs. I tell people I got this from working in the Department of Redundancy Department at my last corporate gig. Seriously, if you have ever worked at a large company, you know what I am talking about… we…

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