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We were treated pretty well back when we were in diapers.  We made our wishes known, and the world as we knew it listened.  When we wanted to be fed, we were fed.  No waiting around for the dinner to get done or the waiter to notice us jumping up and down and waving our arms.  When we were feeling a little damp, we just
I have never met anyone who left his or her job, whether fired or voluntarily, who started his or her own business -- and regretted it.  What these people always regret is not having done it sooner.  This includes people who eventually failed and had to go back to work for someone else. Afraid to try something new?  Most of us
Few things are more frustrating than having to repeat yourself because the person you are speaking to isn't listening.  It wastes time -- and time, as we all know, is money! Perhaps a little further up the annoyance scale is the exchange -- I hesitate to call it a conversation -- in which both parties are so determined to get their
Paul was majoring in zoology at college.  One semester he took a course in the study of birds -- ornithology.  For the final exam, Paul studied until he had the textbook nearly memorized.  He knew his class notes backward and forward.  He was eager to take the exam, certain of getting a good grade. The morning of the exam
If you were given a 180-second opportunity to change your business forever, would you be prepared to do it on a moment's notice?  You would if you learn about the elevator speech as defined by Terri Sjodin in her new book,Small Message, Big Impact. The book's subtitle, How to Put the Power of the Elevator Speech to Work for
Talent is God-given, be humble.  Fame is man-given, be thankful.  Conceit is self-given, be careful. This anonymous saying is often attributed to legendary college basketball coach John Wooden.  And he surely hit the nail on the head. I have a different way of talking about conceit in my speeches.  If you think you

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