How Creative Are You?

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Have you caught yourself saying something like:  I’m not as creative, smart, talented (or some other positive trait) like my brother, sister, wife, friend, parent? You may insist that this true because they . . .   then you’ll describe how they paint, write books, develop business plans, or compose music, all in an effort to prove that your assessment of their gifts is true. And you may be wrong.  Your …
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Are Assumptions Ruining Your Chances for Success?

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Ten days ago I sent the manuscript for my upcoming book, Live Large – An Achiever’s Guide to What’s Next, to a publisher along with all the submission paper work they had requested.   I was sure I would hear back from him the next day with a confirmation of receipt at least, but nothing came.  Between leaving for a business trip and grieving my dog (see last week’s blog), …
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How to Make Loss Work For You

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For the many fans of A Prairie Home Companion, the live radio show hosted by Garrison Keillor, it was a week of saying good-bye.  Keillor, the forever inventive host decided to “hang it up,” leaving many fans mourning the loss of a friend who has been around for decades. It was a week of goodbye for me, too. My standard poodle Holly quietly slipped away to romp in “the fields …
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Your New Year Starts Today

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New Year’s Day, beginning of the quarter, your birthday, even Independence Day.  What day do you “start over”?  What day do you draw a line under what has been, turn the page and move on with the “rest of your life”? With a slightly face red, I confess that I have used all of them as a points to say from now on… July 3rd is my birthday and like …
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What’s on Your List?

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When I got home from vacation last week, I decided to do a purge of my office, clearing off my desk and going through my papers.  In the process I discovered handouts from a great conference I attended in May.  I had intended to use the notes to up my own game and to share the nuggets with various clients.  I also found worksheets I had intended to use to …
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