Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

The Six Most Important Areas Of Your LIFE

You have some areas of your life that you OWN– meaning you have them down. Then, there are other areas where you struggle. You may have great health, but your business life suffers. You may have work or business down, but you struggle with your relationship with your spouse. Maybe your relationship with your wife…

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Good Dog, Bad Dog!

I married Debbie Babbington on the island of Maui in 1980. A few weeks after we returned from our honeymoon, Steve, an old friend from high school, stopped by our house. Steve was a blue-collar, regular type of fella with a big heart. He carried a cardboard box and inside the box there was a…

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Playing by the Ballpark Rules

Most of our life we live playing in someone else’s ballpark. Simply put, we live by rules we didn’t create. Think about it. You drive a certain speed someone else set as the speed limit. You pay taxes someone else decided were the right amount. You have to obey rules at work that you didn’t…

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Be Responsible. Be Proactive.

Being proactive is not just thinking positively. It’s not something we can preach and just not follow through. In my urgent care business, our motto is: You’re either all in, or you’re in the way. That means we want every single person to own what they do and to be the best at it. This…

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Love: The Greatest Emotion?

How do you love a homeless person? How do you love a child? How do you love a patient? How do you love a customer?   The answer to each of these is that we love them by serving them. We love them by taking care of them. We don’t wait to “feel” love for…

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Pass the Decision Making Hat

In The Decision Maker, Dennis Bakke argues that in most organizations the leaders make the decisions.  After all, they are the people most equipped to make the decisions, right?  Dennis challenges that thought, and I’m going to ask you to do the same.  Who in your business has the power, authority, and responsibility to make decisions?…

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The Two Skills of Leadership

What makes an entrepreneur do what he or she does? How do you dare to risk everything in order to create something? It can’t just be about the money. If that were it, there are easier ways. What gives you the courage to try against incredible odds? The answer: A little bit of crazy mixed…

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An Easy Secret to Success

I’m not sure how long ago it happened. I cannot tell you exactly what it was that prompted it. It may have been something that happened to me, or it may have been something I read or heard. This much I do know: It dramatically changed my life forever. Since discovering this secret, nothing in…

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