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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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Big Dance, Big Lessons

I love sports and all the business lessons we learn from competition, whether playing or watching.  It doesn’t matter what sport or what level, there are always multiple teaching moments. The

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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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Gratitude Is A Winning Attitude

2020 has presented challenges for all of us, not the least of which is wondering if life will ever return to normal.  It’s been tough sometimes to be grateful for much, considering what is happening

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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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Develop strong friends, relationships to prosper

A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a humid day, sipping iced tea with his father.  As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities and obligations, the father thoughtfully

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The ABCs Of Risk-Taking

One of the reasons we admire people who take risks is that most of us are scared stiff at the prospect of taking risks ourselves. “I could never do something like that,” we say. The “something”

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Get In The Game

I know it’s already August, but this summer my thoughts can finally turn to the crack of the bat as I watch my Minnesota Twins “Bomba Squad” launch dinger after dinger! As much as I love basketball

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