When your attitude shifts, your life follows suit.  Everyone reaches that magic “decision time.”  You know the time.  You look at your life or a situation and determine “that’s enough; something is going to change NOW.” A firm decision results in an attitude shift.  Your attitude will get you everywhere.  The relief associated with a major attitude shift is phenomenal.  The trauma and stress are all previous to the decision.  Once the decision is made,

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Your attitude will get you everywhere.  It is your decision where you choose to go.  That’s right.  A positive attitude will take you to heights you have only dreamed possible.  A negative attitude will plunge you to depths you do not even wish to fathom. Several years ago I was involved in a marketing system in which leads filtered in from numerous individuals.  Even though each person had an individual web site and the leads

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How much do you enjoy being around grumpy, complaining negative people?  They may provide great material for a comedy routine but not for increasing morale, productivity or profit. Employees generally tend toward one of three categories:  white knights, milk toast, red ants. White knights go above and beyond their job description.  They are always seeking ways to make the job and the company more productive, more profitable and more enjoyable.  They generally come in early

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Families in Grief Ours is not a grieving culture, even though on Memorial Day we observe a day of remembrance for all those men and women who died in the military service of their country. The World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and now two wars that have dragged on for years: how many sons and daughters will families give in defense of freedom? For those who have not experienced Arlington Cemetery or the Vietnam Wall firsthand

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I have a lot of fond memories of really good food, and two of my greatest involve strawberries. The first came one spring day in Louisiana when my grandparents’ neighbor brought over a fresh strawberry pie. Unforgettable! I had always loved strawberries, and my mom would occasionally make strawberry shortcake but nothing seemed to come close to the pie I had that day. The second event happened on a chance stroll through a small village

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I love Julia Child. She cracks me up! Here’s what she had to say about garlic: “Garlic, which used to be considered exotic, if not ‘suspiciously’ foreign, probably subversive, and certainly very ‘lower class’ is now the darling of food lovers and all of our chefs….” I wonder: Did Julia know about the terrific health benefits of her darling garlic? Did she know what a great super-food it really is? Long ago, garlic was revered

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“I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself.”  Brittany Renée – British writer By Dwight Edwards We are all required to live with regrets. Like it or not. At some level most of us would like to please the people around us, especially our loved ones. We also want

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Our goal today is to ask 5 KEY questions (sales and/or service related) and based on your answers and any other detailed information you may provide; we will then have a firm handle on what it is you are really looking for in a product/service, and what you will accept as evidence that we have in fact delivered.  With your permission I will get started? Question: ________________________ Question: ________________________ Question: ________________________ Question: ________________________ Question: ________________________

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Improving the Workplace Environment: By Larry Josephs The workplace should be a place where everyone works together for the common good of the company as well as improving the quality of life for all employees. Walk in any company and ask employees just two questions (assuming you can put them at ease and get a straight answer out of them) and you'll know if they have a job or a career. 1.      When you wake

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