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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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A Message to Garcia

A Message to Garcia

On February 22, 1899, in one hour after dinner, American publisher and writer Elbert Hubbard wrote a 1500-word essay titled “A Message to Garcia.” A true story of initiative and responsibility…
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Jobs on Making The Call

Jobs on Making The Call

“Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask. And that's what separates, sometimes, the people that do things from the people that just dream about them.” - Steve Jobs (1955…
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1-Second Opportunities

1-Second Opportunities

Real love is difficult. It shouldn't be. But I think most of us agree, that it's challenging to Love Your People on a consistent basis. And when I say “your people,” I mean those people who are i…
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Possibility

Possibility

“We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about ... like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea.…
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