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Happiness Is A State Of Mind

A group of 50 people was attending a seminar.  For a group activity, the leader gave each attendee one balloon and asked each person to blow it up and write his or her name on it with a marker pen. 

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Perception vs. Reality

A friend was flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles.  After a 45-minute delay in taking off, they then had to make an unexpected stop in Sacramento.  The flight attendant announced there would

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Business Has No Speed Limits

“Pushing the envelope” is a phrase that originated with American test pilots such as Chuck Yaeger and John Glenn in the 1950s. Each aircraft they flew was said to have an “envelope” of

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The ABCs Of Success

Success is a journey, not a destination.  You may take a few detours, hit some roadblocks and arrive at a different place than you planned. Success comes in many forms and means different things

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Patience Takes Practice

A woman walked into the grocery store with a three-year-old girl in the seat of her shopping cart.  As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for cookies, and her mother said no.   The

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Sales Are Critical To A Company’s Success

“I’m starving, and it’s Dave’s fault,” a manager complained to his assistant. “What did Dave do now?” the assistant asked. “I asked him to pick up a sandwich for me before he returned

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Lessons from Animals

In the Upper Midwest, a sure sign of spring and fall is when geese fly overhead, often honking loudly.  I recently discovered the reason. Turns out that Professor Margaret Kuhn’s research revealed

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Use Your Head To Open Doors

We have gone from one of the lowest unemployment rates in our history to one of the highest in recent memory in just the past couple of months due to the pandemic.  While many of these jobs will

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Creativity Has No Limits

There are only three pure colors – red, blue and yellow – but look at what Michelangelo did with those three colors.  There are only seven notes, but look at what Chopin, Beethoven and Vivaldi

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Being Humble Is One Way To Greatness

Of all the creatures that came to the watering hole, Frog was the only one that did not have a tail.  The other animals taunted him over it, making him feel inferior and ugly.  So Frog visited

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