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Jazz Up Your Sales Strategy

For some time a storekeeper had displayed in his window a card inscribed “Fishing Tickle.” A customer drew the proprietor’s attention to the spelling error.  “Hasn’t anyone told

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Smile, Laugh And Be Healthy

A friend passed along a Coca-Cola ad done by a Belgian advertising agency with the tagline, “Happiness starts with a smile.”  The commercial takes place on a cramped subway as people are boarding

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Don’t Mess With Home Plate

Coach John Scolinos was legendary among college baseball coaches.  Over his 45-year career he was the head baseball coach at Pepperdine University from 1946 to 1960 and at California State Polytechnic

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Make Sure That What You See Is What You Get

I learned many years ago that visualizing or fantasizing is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals. This proved true again at the recent women’s U.S. Open Tennis final when 19-year-old

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There’s Nothing Fake About Artificial Intelligence

It seems like artificial intelligence is taking over the world, leaving many of us non-techies feeling terrified. Yet when you stop to think about it, we all use artificial intelligence (AI) every

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Never Give Up … Never Quit

Never give up … never quit!  That is the motto of Travis Mills, one of only five surviving quadruple amputee soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I firmly believe and often preach that

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Celebrate Work On Labor Day

Of all the years to celebrate the true meaning of Labor Day, certainly this year has given us many reasons.  Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that employment in 2019 is running

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Nothing Ruins Truth Like Stretching It

Charles finally made partner and propped his feet on the desk in his new corner office.  He was dreaming of all the perks that accompanied his promotion when a knock on the door snapped him out of his

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Finding Work-Life Balance

Two friends were talking about their aspirations.  Both had spent several years at the same company, enjoyed the work and the culture, and made advancements in their careers. One friend was surprised

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The World Is But A Canvas To Our Imagination

Walt Disney was a giant in the world of imagination.  On Saturdays, Disney took his daughters to a local park to ride the merry-go-round and play.  While sitting on a bench watching his children enjoy

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