Category Archives for Success

Know Thine Enemy

Knowing your competition is just as important as knowing your customer. Let me illustrate the point by calling forth a brief tale of high intrigue and the clash of arms from the chronicles of the envelope game… A manufacturer I know has a major competitor, with a larger and more modern facility, located directly across […]

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Olympic Champions Ride The Pine

Riding the pine, sitting the bench, carrying the water, call it what you will…it’s all the same. It’s the guy or gal who doesn’t get put in the game until the score is so lopsided the C or D player couldn’t possibly hurt anything. Sometimes these are young players in training. They watch the pros […]

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If You Don’t Have A Destination, You’ll Never Get There

Setting goals is simply the long-term version of keeping track of your time. Actually, a three-step process is involved: Setting goals Developing a plan to achieve those goals Keeping track of your time to make sure your plan gets executed When I was in Japan in 1983, we had a series of seminars in which […]

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Smart Businesses Catch The “Age Wave”

With each passing birthday, some wise guy asks me if I’m finally going to retire.  Oh, how I hate that question.  I love my work, and I love to work.  And as it turns out, I’m part of an emerging demographic:  the longevity revolution. It’s also an underrated generation.  To confirm my suspicions, I turned […]

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Putt For Survival

Like a million other people, Major James Nesmeth dreamed of improving his golf game from his usual score in the 90s. Circumstances forced him to quit the game completely for seven years–never teed it up, never swung a club. And yet, the next time he played he shot an incredible 74! Nesmeth did think about […]

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The Confidence Game

For about six weeks every year, beginning in late December and continuing through early February, football fans get the ultimate fix: the college bowl games, The NFL play-offs and, finally, the Super Bowl. It’s also an annual refresher course in winning and losing that separates the champs from the also-rans. For a moment, consider the […]

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Inching Ahead Your Goal Line

Great goals make you stretch, not snap. You must stay focused on your goals above all else. Truly dedicated individuals won’t let anything interfere with attaining their goals. that’s why so few people become champions. It’s not easy. The late Red Auerback, famed Boston Celtics coach, was one of the most successful basketball coaches in […]

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4th-Quarter Game Changers

Are life’s record smashing performances reserved for those sprightly early decades? Not for seasoned vets who know how to strew the seasoning. Colonel Harland Sanders began franchising Kentucky Fried Chicken at age 65, using $105 of his first Social Security check. TV journalism maven Barbara Walters was 68 in 1997 when she cocreated The View […]

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Courage–What Sets You Apart From The Crowd

In his final broadcast as anchor of the CBS Evening News a few years ago Dan Rather paid homage to people around the world who daily struggle with danger, sickness, death, disease, poverty and other challenges. Rather concluded his broadcast with the same memorable ending he used 24 years earlier when he took over from […]

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Celebrate The Child In You

Kids get excited about life. They see everything with fresh eyes, knowing they will find something new and different every time they look. Adults, on the other hand, look for what they know and expect. Imagine what we’re missing! We’ve forgotten the enthusiasm, the sense of surprise at experiencing new things, the fascination with solving […]

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