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I had an opportunity to spend a few days at the National Speakers Association meeting just recently and it was quite the event. From what I heard, there were approximately 1200+ speakers, trainers and coaches in attendance for the four-day event. I had no idea upon arriving what to expect but it was quite an experience interacting with some of the true legends of the industry. I saw Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Harvey Mackay and a host of others that I had either heard or read about it. Although I could not help but wonder about the other folks in
Is the digital age also the era of the guru? I am not sure about you but the one thing that I have noticed is the abundance of gurus in business right now. Everywhere you turn, there is another person claiming to have mastered the universe. It spans from sales to marketing and from Facebook to Twitter and so on. Where did they all come from? Maybe, they were there already and I had not noticed them. I doubt it. The internet and social media were steroids to the guru community. It is unbelievable how many folks there are claiming
Here’s a short parable that can easily be applied to our professional lives…
A wise man spoke to an audience, telling them a joke. Everyone laughed like crazy. After another moment, he told the same joke again. This time less people laughed. He cracked the same joke again & again. When there was no laughter in the crowd, he smiled & said : “You can’t laugh at the same joke again & again But why do you keep crying over the same thing over & over again?”
One might wonder how this can also apply to our professional lives, but with a little
We remember what we understand, We understand what we pay attention to, We pay attention to what we like, need or want! You all have a perfect memory the only difference is some are trained and some aren’t. The problem is if it’s not working as well as you feel it has in the past the real reason is “Stress”. We all have perfect memories the only difference is mine is trained and yours is not. Now what I mean by that is I use to have the worst memory in the world, seriously I was a slave to
August 15, 2011 is the 40th year anniversary of President Nixon cutting the last linkage of the dollar to gold. Before that famous date, foreigners could take their accumulated dollars to the U.S. Treasury’s Gold Window and exchange them for gold at the price of $35.00 ounce. This arrangement was set-up at the Bretton Woods conference in July, 1944. After August 15, 1971, the dollar was a free floating currency—it was a true fiat currency. The only backing it had was the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. In essence it had the full faith and backing of
By the time you’ve opened your little peepers in the morning you’ve most likely set your intentions for the day. This happens automatically for most of us. There are the normal patterns that we engage in to prepare for the day ahead, then follow through until tucked back in bed ready for a good night’s rest. What would shift if we became intentional about creating our day? What would we intend to happen? How would we intend to be that would allow our day to unfold? People make extraordinary leaps of faith, creating because they were inspired to do so.
The past few weeks have been an interesting experience and a lesson in terms of “what good does not look like” in the wonderful world of customer service. Here is the situation. I am in the midst of trying to move some retirement $ around and have been doing so for the better part of 3 weeks. Let’s be more specific. I want to do business with this particular company and they will not call me back. After the first week of zero contact with a human being, I went to their website and found a local person in my
Why there will always be eternal economic unease and conflict? First, you must understand that economics is not a science. Using the classical definition of economics–it is the study of human behavior in its historical setting. In other words–economics is the study of psychology. Once you understand this, the answer to the lead question is simple. Human wants and desires are unlimited, but the economic means and resources to satisfy these desires are limited at any particular point in time. This result leads to a state of human agitation and conflict. The conflict can be expressed on both the
How many of us know that our word is our bond? By this I mean that people around us listen to what we say and watch to see if our actions match our words. The higher up on the totem pole that we go the more important it is that we are very careful or give significant thought to what it is that we say. Now don’t just think that I am talking only to the leaders of organizations, corporations and political parties. All of us are pretty high on someone’s totem pole. We could be a single mother with
Building Teams Perhaps the greatest predictor of success in business and life is a person’s ability to build a team. Nothing good happens because of a single player. Pro golfers have caddies, singers have voice coaches, and even the legendary entrepreneurs had mentors and investors. Perhaps you can be evil alone, but to build or accomplish anything worthwhile, you must have a group of individuals pulling toward the same goal, even if it is just for a short time. Yet we stress individual achievement in our education system, and for the most part punish anyone who collaborates or builds