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Adversity Series

Overcome SOCIETAL Adversity with 7 Tips

Society will not always be your friend, and at times will be your enemy. Learn to rise above. Most of us will face hardship both personally and professionally. What seems to shape a person is not so much the type of crisis but rather how it is handled. How is it that some people seem to weather the...

8 Tips on Adversity in Your CAREER

Adversity can mean many different things to each of us. Misfortune, difficulty, hardship, distress, disaster, sorrow, misery, pain, trauma, accident, setback, crisis, tragedy or burden. Each of us will face adversity at some point, in both our personal and professional life. What seems to shape a person is not so much the type of crisis but rather how it...

Overcoming RELATIONSHIP Adversity with 9 Tips

Email, voice mail and texting are all good tools for everyday communication. When it matters most, eye to eye contact works best. Adversity can mean many different things to each of us. Misfortune, difficulty, hardship, trouble, distress, disaster, sorrow, misery, pain, trauma, mishap, accident, upset, setback, crisis, catastrophe, calamity, tragedy or burden. Each of us faces adversity at...

Making Adversity In LIFE Your Advantage with 8 Tips

Use the front window 90% of the time. Use the rear view mirror 10% of the time. Do not live in the past. Each of us faces adversity at some point in our lifetime, it is a common human condition. Most of us will face hardship both personally and professionally. What seems to shape a person is not so much the type...

How to Conquer and Cure The 5 Human Ailments

Cure The 5 Human Ailments BOOK

The history of human experience is full of tales of success and failure and amazing stories of perseverance to victory. What separates the average person from the exceptional? Do we all have the ability to be exceptional? Ask yourself these three questions: Have you SETTLED into a comfortable existence without even realizing it? Are you allowing FEAR of failure...

Cure the 5 Human Ailments

Complacentitis Is Curable If You Break The ROUTINE

We’ve become a society terrified of change. We like things to stay just the way they are. It’s easier that way. Stretching the boundaries and personal accomplishment are not product of the status quo. It’s because our brains are wired to follow the same patterns. Maybe it’s your personal life that is on auto-pilot, or you’re...

Work, Home, Dinner, Bed, Wake up, REPEAT

So you wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, retire to bed, wake up and start the process all over again. There may never be ‘the perfect time’… and then what? Too many people never experience the ultimate high, because they’re stuck in low gear waiting for everything and everyone around them to be perfect. The...

People Do Business With People They Like & Trust

We’ve all played the sales game at one time or another. When I was younger, I sold lemonade, vacuum cleaners, encyclopedias and magazines. You name it. It’s a process of learning and uncovering the benefits of a product and knowing when to shut up and let the product sell itself. You must believe in your...

Copycatosis Cured

When a reporter asked that ridiculous question to Michael Phelps: was he the next Mark Spitz, having just broken Spitz’s record? Phelps response was perfect: “I’m working on being the first Michael Phelps.” I’ve never understood why anyone would want to be anyone – but themselves. Some people live their entire life trying to be like...

What Happened To The $5 Lunch?

Surely you remember the old adage, “don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today.” The meaning of that saying seems to have gone the way of the five-dollar lunch. Procrastinators are made, not born. It starts at a very young age. When a child doesn’t want to do something, they respond with a not-now...

Innovation

Flying Cars Will Present New Challenges

Talk about a mind shift… seems we all might be shifting gears in the friendly skies soon enough – as cars with wings are coming to a town near you. As a kid this didn’t seem so new, flying cars were a regular occurrence every Saturday morning. Jetsons, the futuristic series, first produced by Hanna-Barbera in...

Risk Vs. Reward: A Trip To Mars Maybe?

Human beings have always been curious. Ever since the caveman… we’ve been discovering, searching for the truth and looking for the next big breakthrough. Our curiosity allows us to ask the fundamental question…. Why Not? If it’s physically possible to accomplish a feat that has never been done before, certainly the journey begins with curiosity....

A Hotel Operated By Robots

Finally you were able to sneak away for a few days on holiday. Ready for the sun and surf or perhaps skiing in the mountains – either way you’re overdue and looking for the perfect getaway. All to be destroyed by a clumsy staff – horrible customer service where everything goes wrong! Chances are you’ve...

Routine Series

Feeling Rundown? 6 Tips To Break Your ROUTINE

As with any high performance machine, maintenance and tune-ups are critical. Consider the following steps, take action and clear out the gunk holding you back from peak performance. The first step is to break out of your ROUTINE and conquer new and exciting things in your life. Over the next seven weeks we will address...

Here Are The 5 Factors That Sidetrack Your Success

When so much around you is out of your control, it’s hard not to feel out of sorts! Everyone is being impacted in one way or another by the economy, there is simply no way of getting around it. From the stock market and unemployment to food and gas prices; most everything is beyond your...

The Usual Suspects Keep You In Your ROUTINE

It’s a well known fact that you are what you are. Even more so, you become like the people you associate yourself with. Winners associate with winners and losers hang with losers! Day in and day out you’re interacting with the same people while expecting a different result – yet it never comes! It’s much easier...

Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat…

Remember those famous words from Albert Einstein “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” There is great truth to these words. How can you expect anything to change in your life if you don’t make change the order of the day? The answer is you shouldn’t expect anything to...

Imagine Freeing Yourself To Pursue Your Wildest Ideas

I’ve heard all the excuses by now; you’re not creative enough; you have no imagination; you don’t know how to get where it is you’d like to go – many of you are not even sure of where you’d like to go! The facts are, you are creative, you have an imagination and deep down inside...

6 Ways to ReKindle Your Passion

It’s far too easy to get stuck in a rut when your daily routine becomes passionless. We all have those days where we feel that we’re going through the motions of a thankless life. It’s impossible to get excited about your life and your work without passion. Passion can only come from within, it’s an...

If It Ain’t Broke, Break It! Here’s How…

Why try and fix anything in your life that doesn’t need fixing, it simply doesn’t make sense – agree? Isn’t there enough to do without worrying about things that aren’t broken? I would imagine at this point you agree with the age old phrase – If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It? Stagnation and complacency are...