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To The Person Who Tells You it’s Impossible…

The world is full of nay-sayers. People who shoot down your ideas without a second glance.   Their arsenal of ...
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Do You Know Someone Who Always Has to be Right?

I’ve always had a pretty high tolerance for debate, as long as the focus stayed on the issue at hand ...
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It’s Not What You Say, It’s What They Hear

One of the most universally frustrating human experiences is when we explain something, and the other person’s response makes us ...
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Do You Know if You’re Coachable?

When having an initial strategy call with a new coaching prospect, there’s one key quality I listen for that makes it a ...
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What I’ve Learned from 200 Episodes

I never thought I’d do anything 200 times. Love of routine is not exactly a hallmark trait of mine.   Four years ...
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What My Mom Thinks I Do for a Living

Sometimes I think my mother wonders how it’s possible that we share the same genetic material.   She hates being ...
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What if Your Gut is Wrong?

He called himself “the Marketing Mindbender.” (That alone should have tipped me off.)   Several years ago, when I had ...
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Which is More Important: Words or Numbers?

My brother and I used to joke that our parents split all their genetic gifts down the middle and gave ...
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Do You Have a Shadow at Work?

The first mystery books I ever got “hooked” on were the Bobbsey Twins series. My mother introduced them to me when I ...
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When is it Time to Burn the Ships?

Ten years ago, I had a decision to make that would have major professional and personal repercussions. While building my ...
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