Wonder and the Art of Being Content

As it’s getting closer to this holiday season I’m getting more and more excited! Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. I love everything about the holiday. I love the shopping, the food, the parties, the gift-giving. I love Christmas trees and Christmas music. I have so many wonderful memories from my…

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What Are You Committed to?

“Grow up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do.  It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald Here’s a little secret:  The results we achieve in our business are a direct result of what we are committed to. Crazy, right? One of the people…

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Be Present

All my problems are in the past or the future. Very rarely are they in this exact moment. Because of this, it is easy to live in the past thinking about what I should have said or what I should have done. It is equally as easy to live in the future. What does the…

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Back to Personal Development

A life worth living is a life worth examining.  We all know that in business or medicine we must examine what we do for our customers or patients.  We must continue to improve our systems, ideas, and the way we take care of our team and our customers.  We say things such as: “Nothing gets…

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You Cannot Be Happy Without This!

There are lots of definitions of happiness.  Many of them are based on the idea that I need to do something for me in order to be happy, whether that be through self-improvement, financial security, planning the perfect day, or finding the perfect job. While there are certainly things we can do to improve our…

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Accepting Feedback

“Am I flexible enough to change my mind and accept feedback?” This was a question in my The Daily Stoic Journal that’s had me thinking.  It couldn’t have come at a more crucial time in our business.  We are in the middle of making considerable changes and needing to re-think where we are and where…

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3 Keys to Revenue Success

Tim Ferris wrote an interesting book called the Four-Hour Work Week.  The premise was, if you streamlined things enough, you could reduce your work week to four hours and still make the same – or more – money. While this is a great title for selling books, the reality is your chances of being successful in…

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Are You the Master of Yourself?

Sometimes, I’m an ass, but not as much as I used to be.  I hurt people’s feelings. I’m impatient. I’m not a good listener. I don’t try as hard as I should.  These are all true.  At the same time, I’m so much better than I was ten years ago, and that’s the point: the…

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Keys to Success in Life and Business

Do you have integrity? It sounds like an easy question with an easy answer until you really stop to think about integrity. Most of the world lacks true integrity, but once you understand how to develop true integrity, you can stand out. The word “integrity” comes from the Latin adjective, “integer.” In math, an integer…

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