Harvey Mackay Academy's Blog

Talk is cheap, but misunderstandings can be costly

A new young worker at a construction site sat down to eat his lunch with the rest of the crew.  As an older fellow opened his thermos to pour out coffee the young worker asks, “What’s that?” The

Continue reading

Time Is Of The Essence

A major league batter has approximately two-fifths of a second from the time a baseball leaves the pitcher’s hand until it reaches home plate.  In that split second, the batter must attempt to gauge

Continue reading

Being Too Tough On Yourself

We all try to do our best, at least most of the time.  And when we don’t succeed, often we are our own harshest critics.  But if you never give yourself a break, even doing your best is never going

Continue reading

The ABCs of Generation Z

A son is reading a newspaper while sitting on a bench with his aging father who is taking in a beautiful sunny day. Suddenly he hears a bird chirping and asks his son, “What is that?” The son puts

Continue reading

A Grudge Is A Heavy Thing To Carry

While visiting with a friend over coffee one morning, a young woman complained, “Every time my husband and I get into an argument, he gets historical!” The friend interrupted, “Don’t you mean

Continue reading

Stop And Smell The Roses

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, enjoying his new Jaguar.  He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw

Continue reading

Paving The Road From Rags To Riches

A well-known businessman received an award for his philanthropy.  During the ceremony honoring his good works, he was asked to share some of the lessons he had learned throughout his life and career that

Continue reading

Don’t Be Boring!

In a classic “Peanuts” cartoon, Charlie Brown says to Lucy, “I have a great fear of being boring.” Then in the next frame Charlie says, “I also have a great fear of being bored.” Finally, Charlie

Continue reading

You’ll Never Strike Out With These Baseball Lessons

With the baseball season in full swing (pun intended!), it’s time to salute America’s pastime. And in recognition of April being National Humor Month, I’m sharing some of my favorite classic stories

Continue reading

Lessons in Life and Business

In every speech that I give, every column I write, every person or group that I mentor, my goal is to leave my audience with plenty of take-home value. I could teach from a textbook, and give lots of

Continue reading
1 2 3 6
>