Curtis Zimmerman

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I'm an Inspirational Speaker and I Don't Believe in Self-Help.
While self-help may be a good starting place for personal growth, it's a terrible destination. Here's why. As an inspirational speaker and best-selling author, I've often been categorized in the genre "self-help." And I have to be honest with you: I've never liked that term. But this isn't just personal preference: I believe a "self-...
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I've Been Diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Now What?
So.You just got diagnosed with celiac disease, and your head is spinning. What about pizza? What about sharing a birthday cake with your family? And what about beer? I know that the foods you have to give up feel like major losses and like your new diet will change your lifestyle more than you want it to. But at the end of the day, you hav...
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7 Unexpected Lessons I've Learned from Living with Celiac Disease
Living with Celiac Disease has taught me more about life, gratitude and the power of food than anything else, and now, I'm passing those lessons on to you. When I was sixteen years old, I had been hospitalized over 30 times in my life for the same mysterious reason. I was anemic, having seizures, and always sick, but no doctor knew why. I ...
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Bad Brand Reputation? 7 Ways to Turn a Booing Crowd into Raving Fans
Need to reverse a bad brand reputation--and fast? Read on for the hottest tips in the industry. I once was next to Vanilla Ice at a booth at a National Association for Campus Activities conference. That's right: The rapper whose iconic song Ice Ice Baby was on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990 was not playing to sold-out arenas: Instead, he w...
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How to Reverse Your Employee Turnover Rate and Eliminate Front-Line Frustration
Employee turnover rate is an increasing issue in today’s economy, especially for corporations that rely on front-line employees to interface with customers. Here’s how to reverse turnover rates and connect all levels of employees. A game of broken telephone will break your company culture. I've worked with many corporations who have customer-fa...
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Yes, You Should Invest in Yourself, but Not Because Your Life is About You.
I want you to invest in yourself. I want you to take time and think about the life you're living and why you're on the planet. I want you to be a rockstar in your own show. But I don't want you to do that because it's about you. I want you to do that so that you can give it away to other people. At the end of the day, I believe the point of l...
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When you Find Yourself in a New Stage of Life, Step into the Spotlight
You're in a new situation, and you feel like life as you knew it has given way to a dark empty stage of unknowns, and an audience is waiting with bated breath to see what you do next. It's your first day at college. Your first night alone in your new apartment. Your first day in the corner office as CEO. Your first wide-open Saturday...
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Your Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal, and the Decisions You Make Today Matter.
Your life is a live performance, and the small decisions you make every day have an irreversible effect on the trajectory of your life. I'm not talking about reckless decisions that have obvious, negative consequences on our lives and the lives of others like drunk driving, cheating on a test, or having an affair. I'm talking about the da...
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The Opposite of Micromanaging: Your Key to Being a Better Parent and Leader
Are you struggling to help your kids or your employees become more independent? Whether you're a parent or you lead people in another capacity, your job is not to micromanage--it's the opposite of micromanaging. Your job is to prepare them to manage themselves as they enter into their first year of college or get a promotion. Since th...
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What New College Students Need to Hear More Than Anything
The transition from high school to college is no small thing. 18-year-olds go from living with their parents and being among the oldest and most experienced kids at their school to being a college freshman, living in a dorm with a stranger and not even know their way around campus. There are many challenges that come with this massive transit...
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