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the Golden Rule of Success

“Just do it…” That’s been Nike’s slogan for years, expressing our inner athlete. The desire within us to win, to achieve, to accomplish what we didn’t think possible. But it’s much more than that. It’s actually the Golden Rule of Success. We are all familiar with the Golden Rule, the one taught to us by …

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parents, educators and entrepreneurs must all learn to walk the thin line

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde… That’s who I feel like at times. For those of you who know me, you probably know me as someone who is caring yet stubborn, serious yet goofy, caring yet aloof, strong yet a pushover. I’m all of those things and more. I guess I look at life as someone …

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choosing the right weapon to go into battle

Life is war… I’m speaking metaphorically naturally, but it is true that we must fight for what we want in life. The woman of our dreams, the job we seek, the credentials we desire, success, money, fame…none of these just fall out of the sky. We must fight for them. The other day I came …

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simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication

Simplicity is underrated… Take a look at some of the great success stories of the past decade. Google, Apple, Facebook…all making life simple. Google redefined search, Apple developed the smartphone and FB took on social media. Back in the early 90s life was simple. And then the Internet went and changed all that. Now me…I …

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there is always a price to pay for success

Helping people isn’t easy… I’m amazed at how often people ignore good advice. Movies, gadgets, restaurants, relationship advice, or investments…people seem to have a built-in force field that prevents them from listening to good suggestions. Just the other day as I jumped on the train, I happened to notice the young lady next to me …

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Jim Stovall, author of “The Ultimate Gift” talks success and how to turn obstacles into opportunity

All leaders are readers… Harry Truman once said that but as a child I wouldn’t have believed him. The books I read in school were mostly a chore and I couldn’t see how they applied to my life so I turned to the time-honored tradition of watching movies instead. Two hours instead of two weeks. …

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