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That Feeling

Can I tell you about the feeling that I hate more than any other? It’s the feeling I get when I read a really great article, hear a really great speech or see a really awesome video and think to myself “I wish I had written that.” That feeling of regret is so sharp that […]

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The Cornerstone of Greatness

On Monday, I posted a blog about how the sacrifice is always worth it and then I doubled down on that very topic yesterday in a video.  When talking about achieving something big, the dues that we pay and the things that we give up are always more than worth it because of the confidence […]

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Video-I’m Not Trying To Impress You

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I’m Not Looking To Impress You.

Who are you trying to impress? It’s a question that I get all of the time. Anytime someone asks me, they aren’t referring to my attitude, they are, without fail talking about the way I’m dressed. Every day, I wear my uniform with pride. I wear a tailored suit, a pressed shirt and dark tie. […]

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A Blueprint For Standing Out

In a recent blog series I’ve posted titled, A Blueprint for Looking The Part, I laid out an easy to follow formula for looking as if you belong the rooms of influence. Today’s post take a different view; how to stand and out be noticed for our executive image. Before I get into the specifics, […]

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The Value of Image

“I read your blog. You’re too obsessed with dress codes. People don’t care how people dress, they care about what they know and what they can do.” This was in an email from a friend of mine who read my two-part series from last week called The Blueprint For Looking The Part. To be honest, […]

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The Blueprint For Looking The Part, Part II

In part one of this series earlier this week, I laid out the foundation of a blue print for looking the part, the basics; white shirt, blue blazer, gray slacks or trousers, shined black shoes. In part two, I will lay out optimizing this meet virtually any scenario. The basics work because of it’s simplicity. […]

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A Blueprint To Look The Part

At some point in time, every one of us finds ourselves in a position where we need to look the part and look like we belong where we are. For some it’s a job interview, others it’s a client meeting and for most of us, it’s a big presentation that we hope to nail.  In […]

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The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard For More Energy

One of the subjects that I’ve become obsessed with recently is the idea of managing my energy. Working full time as a United Way Executive, a city councilor, coaching clients, speaking to almost any audience that will have me, providing communication training for teams, being a husband, a father and trying to stay sane requires […]

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Ten Daily Disciplines of Highly Successful People

Last week I wrote a blog post about developing confidence. One of the key points of that blog post was keeping commitments to yourself, or as Jim Rohn would say, “not neglecting the daily disciplines.” I firmly believe that its one of the biggest drivers of being confident; knowing that you’re going to do the […]

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