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The Furnace of Adversity

To my friends. Here’s a thought from Dave Blanchard: ” . . . , your character has been forged in the furnace of adversity. You know what pain feels like. You cannot change the past. However, you can choose to... Read More

Mentors

To my friends. Jim Rohn once commented that if you want the things in your life to change, sometimes you have to change the things in your life. So, here’s my question of the day. How many of us have... Read More

ianfiddlemusic

To my friends: If you enjoy soothing music, let me introduce you to Ian, an emergency room physician in Washington, DC. He composes music on guitar and violin to soothe his spirit after a day of treating COVID patients. His... Read More

Dealing with Distractions

To my friends. Here’s my question for the day. Yesterday, I shared Jim Rohn’s comment about things that are easy to do also being easy not to do. He also made the comment that we have to change the things... Read More

Staying in the Game

To my friends: The late Jim Rohn once commented that what is easy to do is also easy not to do. Sending out that daily Facebook post is easy. It’s just as easy not to do it. Meeting with your... Read More

Leisure

Here’s a thought for our troubled times: Leisure by William Henry Davies What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as... Read More

Sharpening Your Public Speaking Skills

To my friends: Last Friday, I shared some of my insights about how Toastmasters can help you sharpen your public speaking skills. For people in the business of selling, speaking with confidence is so important. If I am unsure of... Read More

Dealing with Peer Pressure

To my friends: How do you handle peer pressure? Have you ever had the experience of being shot down by people you thought were your friends when you shared a dream or vision about your future? People don’t like change.... Read More

Win/Win or No Deal

The late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi once commented that you can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. Part of the art of persuasion is being able to see a situation through someone else’s eyes. This requires dialogue, honest conversation... Read More

Persuading People to Say Yes.

Good afternoon to one and all. Let me pose a hypothetical situation to you. Let’s assume that, as a sales professional, you’re very action oriented. You love the competition. You love winning. You’re all about freedom and flexibility. How would... Read More