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Criticism Challenges Creativity

The great American filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille said, “Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” As I’ve said in the past, I always try to start each day with a healthy dose of vitamin C – Creativity. I believe that creative ideas and actions are what make life interesting. More important than drugs and […]

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Values determine who we are | Harvey Mackay

Values determine who we are

In the famous French story, “The Little Prince,” a fox becomes the best friend of the young royal on a fictitious planet.  When the fox must depart from the prince forever, he offers to tell him the world’s most wonderful secret if the prince meets certain conditions.  The little prince agrees, does what is expected […]

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Remembering a legend, Zig Ziglar

  When I was cutting my teeth in the sales game right after college, I made sure to read or listen to everything I could get my hands on from a handful of sales and motivational legends – Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Dale Carnegie, Norman Vincent Peale, Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar. I, like many […]

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Overcoming Rejection: Tried & True Tips

Take the criticism, but don’t take it to heart. Realize 10 setbacks are the admission price for any major win. Analyze every failure, but never wallow in it. Don’t break stride and let this loss cost you your focus on the next race. Recognize no one person can please everybody. Don’t rationalize the hurt by […]

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Peers And Partners

Learn who your silent evaluators are. Find out quickly which internal candidates were passed over in choosing you for the job you have just gotten.  These are not necessarily rivals ready to help you fail.  Remember, they know the ropes and have far more internal knowledge of the organization than you do.  If they have […]

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Should You Go Under The Knife After You Get The Ax?

A 2009 article in the Chicago Tribune says, “People who lost stable jobs in 1982 suffered from an immediate 30 percent drop in their earnings, according to Social Security and other government records.  As a group, they never recovered…A decade later, their earnings were down 20 percent compared with workers with similar profiles who avoided […]

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