Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2011’

  • Snatched Up!

    This is my little buddy, Peyton!  Peyton is actually owned by my bonus-daughter, Callie, but secretly, he’s mine!  She just doesn’t know it, and Peyton and I will keep that little secret to ourselves…
    Peyton is one of those little dogs that I usually don’t like.  …

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  • Fundamental Attribution Error

    Several years ago, I learned a concept that has helped me to see the world a little more clearly.  We tend to look at situations through the filter of our own backgrounds, biases, and perceptions.  This idea will help you understand the ‘reality’ of a …

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  • Above & Beyond

    I just love it when I see people and companies go beyond what’s expected.  I’d like to tell you about a couple of instances where I’ve seen extraordinary service lately.
    A couple of months ago, I was with my friend Matt Fagioli in Washington, DC doing …

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  • Things We Have Done

    This week, I did a seminar in one of the larger cities in Maine.  In the seminar, I talked about “life” and how to do it a little better.  At one point towards the end of the day, I taught an idea that I learned …

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  • Kim vs. the Corporation

    Do you want to know how to blow people away and gain more business that you ever thought possible?  It’s not as hard as you might think.
    I know a lady named Kim.  She’s from Korea and runs (or is the face of) a dry cleaners …

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  • Power Down

    Jonathan Vinke is a good friend of mine.  He’s a young man, but has wisdom beyond his years.  Last week, I heard him use a good analogy that I’d like to share with you this morning.
    Do you know how sometimes you have too many computer …

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  • The “Lubricant” of Society

    I heard it said once that “civility is the lubricant of society.”  I agree—and I’m beginning to think that it’s a lost art.  I’m sure you’ve probably noticed this too.
    People are so busy now that they either don’t care, or are just too busy to …

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  • Washing Dishes

    I hate washing dishes—especially after cooking dinner too!
    One night, my son Clint—in from California, my son Joe, my wife, and I made Ribeye steaks on the grill.  Don’t care what you say; the best steak ever.  A little olive oil, sea salt, cracked black pepper; …

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