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SKILL & WILL
Let's get one thing straight … we all begin as a NOVICE. No one, let me repeat that, NO ONE starts as an expert. We all have to learn to walk, talk, eat, swim, count, write, and read. We all start at zero, the bottom, from scratch, zip … with absolutely no knowledge, experience, or understanding of the "THING"; we are about to learn. I actually ...
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Consider This: Realistic Optimist
I am the eternal optimist; just ask my wife Ann. She will tell you I can watch a movie that is really bad and the whole time I am thinking it will get better, the plot will improve, the actors will become better actors, and the ending will be great. As a motivational business speaker it would be a very bad thing if I didn't look at things th...
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Consider This: Laughter is a Positive Stimulant to Profits
I recently did a speaking engagement for a company and in my research interviewing process several people shared with me some very disturbing comments about their working environment. I simply asked the question, "What do you do for fun at your company?"; I received comments like … "We don't have time for fun."; … "I can't remember the last ti...
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Humble Beginnings
The following was written by speaker, trainer, and author, Robert Stevenson. In the early 1960's, Phillip Knight and his college track coach, William Bowerman, sold imported Japanese sneakers from the backend of a station wagon. They invested $1,000 in start-up costs to get their company off and running. In 1907, two teenagers from Seattle b...
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