Mark Twain is credited with the saying, “Use the right word, not its second cousin.” It matters: whether written or spoken.

Recently, I had to face some dragons. My belief before the last 48 hours had passed was that the dragons in my line of sight were the fire-breathing sort that were more than likely going to turn me into the proverbial #burntToast. So, I spent weeks mentally preparing myself. Looking into alternate plans and routes and
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When you have a partner, you are far more concerned with their success than if they were merely a client. A client is someone that hires you to perform a service, but a partner is someone you work alongside with to achieve the greatest possible good. Its a situation where the ultimate successful outcome is
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Not necessarily. Today, for example, I’ve done all the required tasks for the day, but am feeling guilty, like I should be doing more. Getting ahead or doing research. Friends, my brain is tired. My body is tired as well. I have done enough for today. Yes, there is more that I could do, but
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Today, for my work in self-improvement and therefore my business improvement, I’ve been listening to a bunch of TEDx talks by folks like David Allen and Jeff Sutherland and somebody whose name I’ve already forgotten. That’s the point. I’ve already forgotten. Our brains, as amazing as they are, simply┬ácan not hold all the information we
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We all have myths inside us that we believe are true. Myths like “eating carrots will make you have perfect eyesight”. Or, “If I buy this franchise, I’m going to make a million dollars.” Or, “Advertising doesn’t work, so I don’t have to do it.” Or, “I can put off for today the work that
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It’s the end of the year and time for reflecting: what went right in 2017? What could have been done differently? Most importantly, what did you learn about yourself and your business in 2017? Now looking ahead to 2018, based on the questions above: what are you setting down as your intentions? Not resolutions. Intentions.
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I didn’t make bad grades in school. In fact, if I made an “F” more than two or three times, I’d be suprised. This doesn’t mean I’m a genius: not by any means. It means I went to a small school, was smart enough, and was often given the benefit of the doubt, due to
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You have a choice, right now. You can either choose to “make something you think people will buy” or you can freaking make that thing that is inside you. And you will be stuck with that choice for years, for decades, and perhaps for your entire life. So, think now and decide. Oh yes, you
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Do your craft. Do it well. Steadily. Consistently. Each day’s work striving to be better than the day before. This gives zest to your purpose and eliminates the buzz of nonsensical chatter from your area of focus. We actually don’t want an instant society or an instant world. The best stuff, the worthy stuff, we
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