Harvey Mackay Academy's Blog

Anticipate The Challenges Ahead

Back in 1960, when I bought a small envelope company with dreams of becoming a gazillionaire, I could not imagine a world where people just turned on a machine, clicked through some instructions, and

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Customer Service Always Matters

A man entered a shoe repair shop and said to the owner, “I just found this claim ticket for a pair of shoes I dropped off … 10 years ago.” “Oh my,” the shopkeeper chuckled.  “Let me

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Turn Adversity Into Achievement

In life, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.  I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the University of Minnesota head football coach

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Show Respect And You’ll Have No Regret

Thomas Jefferson arrived alone on horseback at the main hotel in Baltimore and asked for a room.  The landlord of the hotel, named Boyden, looked Jefferson up and down and surmised that he was a

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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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