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How To Be Judged

How To Be Judged

Pigeonholed. (verb: put into a restrictive category) It's very real. Your results, your attitude, your effort, your curiosity, your interest (lack of indifference) ... all of it will put you in a…
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I Lost My Phone

"Sounds like a good problem to have.” I left my phone in a Lyft in Las Vegas. I was getting dropped off at the airport after a speaking event. I realized it about 5 seconds after the car drove…
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Here They Come Again

“Ask not what your country can … you know … do for you … but what you can … like … do for your country actually.” David McCullough | 1933 - | American writer and historian We’ve got mill…
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Naysayers & Cynics

You can get value from a naysayer or cynic by staying objective and positive. (Yes, it can be tough). Occasionally, naysayers or cynics might point out a valid hurdle or challenge you haven't see…
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My Career Advice

Very few people work-life balance their way into something special.Special happens with a little extra attention, effort, patience, and resilience. Special happens by giving ourselves to the work and…
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Making Contact, Making Connections

Making Contact, Making Connections

I talk with people on planes. In fact, if I have a short flight with a 3-to-a-row setup, sometimes I'll choose the middle seat to better my odds of meeting someone interesting. I rememb…
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Inspiration from March Madness

Inspiration from March Madness

Six games. 223 missed shots. 68 turnovers. 106 personal fouls. 52 missed free throws. And they went undefeated. 6-0. Those are last year's tournament stats for the men’s college basketball…
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The Morning's First Words

The Morning's First Words

I heard that several years ago during some rolling-thunder preaching at a little Baptist church in Littleton, NC. It's one of those phrases that'll stay with me my whole life. I can't think of a…
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