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In A Blood Sport Capital Wins The Game

Politics is a blood sport. Whether played in the halls of congress or in the halls of the office complex, it isn’t for the meek or the mild. Winning the political game, whether on the hill or at the office requires grit, determination, and confidence, but above all else, it requires capital. No, not money, […]

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Authenticity; The Key To Charisma

Have you ever noticed that the harder someone tries to be charismatic on stage or in the front of the room, the less it actually works? You see this a lot with politicians who are trying to sound like the other politicians they admire, but it happens to the rest of us too. Why does […]

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Video: Winning in the War for Talent

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Winning In The War For Talent

2017 is shaping up to be one of the fiercest years yet in the war for talent. Companies and organizations are doing all they can to attract and retain talent, but not all talent qualifies. The war for talent is being waged on two fronts; the very top and the very bottom. If we’re not […]

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When Dreams Change

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to be a politician. I wanted to give the big speeches and change the world. I had a plan that started at the local level and worked my way up to Governor. It all seemed so clear, I could see exactly what I had to do and […]

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Churchill and Grandpa

Two weeks ago, I had a personal misunderstanding get blown out of proportion which led to an all-out war. It was an ugly situation that I’m not really proud of, but in the middle of it, I was reminded of a great lesson my grandfather taught me when I was a kid in trouble in […]

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Video: Just A Little Bit

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Just A Little Bit

My love of baseball has been pretty well documented in recent posts, but watching a game one late night last week, I hear an announcer say something that to me was quite profound. The color analyst was commenting that the difference between the star ballplayers and the journeymen was incredibly small. The star pitcher was […]

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Being Saved By Mickey Mantle and Carly Simon

At 6:30 on a Tuesday night I walked into Denny’s Resturant to have dinner alone and sulk. I had a tough day attempting to get certified as a contract trainer and was physically, emotionally and spiritually drained. All I wanted was a plate of hotcakes and to be left alone. Sitting in my booth, reflecting […]

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My Lazy Person’s Discipline Hack

“You have a lot more discipline to get up early and follow that schedule than I do.” When my friend told me this as we were driving home from a Toastmasters meeting, I almost ran the car off the road, I was laughing so hard. No one had ever told me that I had discipline […]

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