Work and Play

Don’t mix work and pleasure.   That is what I have heard most of my life.  You have your work life and you have you “life” life.   While I think the intention of this is well meant, the result is terrible.   Name a super successful person who didn’t mix their pleasure with their mission or work.  When I think…

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Rehumanizing the Service Industry

Stressful times can have a way of hanging like a cloud over our daily interactions.  And despite the best intentions, we are all susceptible to fixating on the cumulative adversity we face every day.  Whether you’re worried about your health, safety, equal opportunity, the upcoming election, your finances, the education of your children, your job,…

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Solvers Versus Agitators

I had a very painful conversation with a member of my team today.  There was an issue, requiring my intervention, that was obviously a miscommunication.  I have dealt with hundreds of these over the last 25 years while leading team members across many of my businesses.  My approach is to address it as a miscommunication, where there…

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COVID Education

COVID has created a lot of confusion for people.  Confusion for patients, confusion for the media, and confusion for people knowing what to do or not do.  Depending on who you listen to, COVID-19 is either the worst plague that has ever hit humanity or it is just a mild virus and everything is over-blown. …

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Someday Is Not a Day of the Week

We all have something we want to achieve in life.  You would not be reading this if that were untrue.  We see proof of this daily here at Living Every Minute, as we cross paths with so many amazing people, all with different dreams and intentions.  Fascinatingly, regardless of where they are in life’s journey,…

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The Key to Abundance

The world can be a crazy place.   Many times, we are taught something our whole lives that just is not true.  For example, most of us were raised with the unfortunate belief that the blessings of the world, things like money, talent, love, and joy are limited resources.  Many believe that if someone has more,…

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Are You the Shark or the Chum?

A couple of years ago I was cage diving with Great White Sharks off the coast of South Africa. As I sat in a submerged cage watching as the bait of fish heads and a fake seal were floating in the water, anticipation and anxiety were building inside me. I simultaneously wanted to see a…

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Defining Who You Are

One of the biggest challenges facing any business is to decide what you are and what you represent.  What do you stand for?  How do you distinguish yourself from the competition?   What makes your business unique and different? Deciding on your values and your purpose is an undertaking that is well worth your time…

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Business is a Hypothesis

Once, I sat in a board meeting listening to my friend and mentor, Keith Cunningham. He talked about getting better optics (one of his favorite topics) and how that helps to make better decisions.  I started thinking about the times when I have made some bone-headed decisions. Ones that I look back on and wonder,…

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How to Create a Legacy of Leaders in Your Business

Guiding team members is a fine balance between deciding what I am responsible for and figuring out what they are responsible for. Additionally, when I’m training company leaders, it’s important they understand what their responsibilities are and what my expectations of them are. I spend a lot of time helping, training, and developing leaders because…

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