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Don’t Get Worked Up About Being Overworked

Because of a big project deadline, the employees had been asked to work double shifts for the next few days.  “That’s it, I’m going home,” one employee said to his colleague. “But

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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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It’s Never Too Late To Appreciate

Once upon a time there was a little dog that was unhappy with his life.  As he lay in his backyard, he spotted a cat on top of a wall.  “I wish I could climb walls like that cat!” he thought. Walking

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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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Explore Your Hidden Talents

Novelist Kurt Vonnegut Jr. learned a valuable lesson at age 15 that shaped his life and may shape yours. According to a story in “Bits & Pieces,” he spent a month working on an archaeological

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Knocking Down Imaginary Walls

In a research experiment, a marine biologist placed a shark into a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank.  The shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and

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Sailing The Cs Of Life

I wrote a chapter in my recent book – “You Haven’t Hit Your Peak Yet!” – on “The Seven Cs of Success.”  They included:  clarity, competence, constraints, concentration, creativity, courage

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