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It’s Not Too Late: The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

It’s Not Too Late: The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Bronnie Ware was an Australian nurse who served several years in palliative care, helping patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies and turned it into a book called “The Top Five Regrets of The Dying.” Here is the list:      ...

Creating Margin In Your Life

Creating Margin In Your Life

Overcommitting and not creating margin in your life does not serve the people you care about most.  (Obviously, you’re not alone. I’ve learned this lesson the hard way, too.) Although, that may seem harsh- you need to hear it. You need margin in your life, and I have...

Seven Habits of Excellence

Seven Habits of Excellence

  1. Give everything you have to everything you do.   2. Know your business. Become an expert in your field; commit to becoming a lifelong learner. People do not pay much for mediocrity but will spend a lot on excellence!   3. Be enthusiastic. You can...

The Disciplines of Durability

The Disciplines of Durability

Let’s face it; at times, life can be tough. But when life gets tough, you have to be strong. I have found that most great successes come after a series of setbacks, failures and loss. The problem is that most people give up before success comes.   Here are 4...

Six Strategies in Overcoming Adversity

Six Strategies in Overcoming Adversity

Six Strategies in Overcoming Adversity No one is exempt from dealing with adversity. Life is full of curves, detours, and sometimes crashes. Leaders should expect to go through significant trials in their personal and professional lives.  How we handle problems makes...

Resolving Conflict – Part 2

Resolving Conflict – Part 2

12 STEPS TO RESOLVE CONFLICT  7. SPEAK THE TRUTH RESPECTFULLY Speak truth, but with love (Velvet brick). 8.  ATTACK THE PROBLEM, NOT THE PERSON Don’t use “you” statements; use “I” statements. 9. DEAL WITH SPECIFIC AREAS, NOT GENERALIZATIONS Specifics will help the...

Resolving Conflict – Part 1

Resolving Conflict – Part 1

12 STEPS TO RESOLVE CONFLICT  1.  LEARN TO EMBRACE AND RESOLVE CONFLICT Not by flight or fight; be proactive. 2.  ADDRESS YOUR ANGER APPROPRIATELY Don’t make it worse by your actions. 3.  SEEK UNDERSTANDING, NOT VICTORY Learn to listen. Your goal is not to win. 4. ...

Before You Enter The Shark Tank

Before You Enter The Shark Tank

Examples of everyday Shark Tanks Board Meetings, Sales or Bank Loan Presentations, Potential Investors, Book Publishers, etc.   1. BE PASSIONATE Passion is contagious.    2.  BE PREPARED If you shoot from the hip, you might shoot off your foot.    3. ...