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Teachers Make A Difference

Years ago a John Hopkin’s professor gave a group of graduate students this assignment:  Go to the poorest sections of the city.  Take 200 boys, between the ages of 12 and 16, and investigate

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Don’t Put Limits On Yourself

One day the employees of a very unusual company arrived at their office and saw a big sign on the main door which said: “Yesterday, the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed

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10 Fantastic Words To Guide Your Day

As a writer and speaker, I look for the deeper meaning in the words I choose.  It doesn’t matter how long the words are, or how difficult to spell or pronounce, or how familiar they are to my audiences. 

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Avoid Bad Habits Of Self-Defeating People

A reckless driver made a right turn from the left lane and collided with another car.  The other driver angrily asked, “Why didn’t you signal?” Without a moment’s hesitation, the driver replied,

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Be Inspired To Be Your Best Self

I recently came across this wonderful poem by Nancye Sims, “A Creed to Live By.”  It captures life’s challenges in a very inspirational fashion, and I hope you learn as much from it as I have. Don’t

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The Art Of Negotiating

Perhaps the most stressful part of any deal is the negotiation process that leads to a signature on the dotted line.  Whether you are the buyer or seller, skillful negotiating is an art that must

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What were you thinking?

American novelist James Lane Allen had long been impressed by the ancient philosophy that a man becomes what he thinks, that a man’s character is the outward expression of his inward thoughts. He

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Time Never Stands Still

“How do you explain the relativity of time?” the professor was asked. “Well,” she replied, “if I am rushing to catch a plane, and the check-in clerk is so slow that I miss my flight, the

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Stir up a recipe for success

A sixth-grade girl was running for the post of secretary of her elementary school class.  A major part of her campaign was a speech to be given to her classmates, but she had no idea what to say.

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Experience is a Tough Teacher

Have you ever heard the expression “seeing the elephant?” It’s an expression that came out of the California gold rush. Those planning to go west in search of gold announced to their friends that

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