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May 14, 2020 8:33:30 AM

This One Thing Will Change The Way You Think About Change!

Former Disney CEO, Bob Iger, was preparing to give the most important speech of his career. In just a few days it would be the opening night of Shanghai Disneyland. Disney had invested $6 billion to build it over 18 years. According to Iger in his best-selling book The Ride of a Lifetime, "this was the most momentous thing the company had embarked on since Disney World opened in 1971." And then the call came.

It was early in the evening on June 12, 2016. A mass shooting had occurred at a club in Orlando just miles from Disney World. With over 70,000 employees in Orlando they watched and waited. A crisis of hate and horror had disrupted Disney's most aggressive expansion efforts to date. They would discover later the shooter's initial target was Disney World. Iger was half a world away. It was critical to change and adapt on a dime. There could be no pause in his pivot. 

The common chord in every crisis is the need to change.

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May 7, 2020 8:03:49 PM

Three Ways To Get WillPower To Work For You

For over a decade, Diana Nyad was known as the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. Although she had retired from competitive swimming and was a member of the National Women's Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame, her dreaming days were not done.

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Apr 17, 2020 1:00:00 AM

When Better Is Better Than Best!

Jack Nicklaus knows a little bit about being the best. Nicknamed the "Golden Bear," Nicklaus is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. He won 18 major championships (more than anyone), competed in 164 events (more than anyone), and finished with 73 PGA Tour victories. 

And yet, many would say Nicklaus's greatest golfing moment, had nothing to do with winning. In fact, it was dramatically defined by him choosing NOT to win. 

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Mar 27, 2020 4:00:00 AM

Great Remote "WFH" Advice To Pick You Up

Some of the best remote "work from home" advice you'll ever receive is from Dr. Seuss!  

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Mar 20, 2020 4:00:00 AM

Your First Baby Step May Be Your Most Important Step In Rebuilding!

The Coronavirus has rocked the financial, business, and health world. Unfortunately for some, it also is rock bottom. 

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Mar 6, 2020 4:30:00 AM

Great by choice - Life is a multiple choice test!

Jim Collins, in his NY Times bestselling book Great By Choice, shares the startling story of two expedition leaders. Roald Amundsun and Robert Falcon Scott began their quest in 1911 to be the first people in modern history to reach the South Pole. Collins writes, "For one team it would be a race to victory and secure trip home. For the second Pole team, all five members would perish." Both leaders were a near-perfect match. Similar ages (39 and 43). Comparable experience. The journey began within days of each other. 

What separated these two men? It was simple. The choices they made in how to prepare for their journey. 

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Feb 28, 2020 4:15:00 AM

WFH? Motivation is overrated. How to drive more Productivity & sales!

In 1936, psychologist Kurt Lewin wrote a simple equation that led to a powerful conclusion: "Behavior is a function of the Person in their Environment," or B=f (P,E). 

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Feb 21, 2020 6:25:28 AM

Sales Presentations that sell more!

Recently a business owner that I coach called me to briefly discuss sales presentations. He had just finished reading a chapter in Mike Weinberg's Sales Management Simplified book about a sales rep. The rep was so good that Weinberg said he actually would have paid to listen to the sales rep's presentation! The owner humbly said, "Mine aren't that good but I'd like them to be. Would you consider writing a blog on this topic?"

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Feb 14, 2020 4:30:00 AM

Extreme Franchise ownership!

Leif Babin and Jocko Willink served together as U.S. Navy Seal officers in SEAL Team Three's Task Bruiser Unit. They fought in some of the fiercest, sustained urban combat in SEAL history. Their service in the Battle of Ramadi resulted in their task unit becoming the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War. 

Babin and Willink believe that the Navy SEAL combat leadership principles translate to business life. They believe "combat is reflective of life, only amplified and intensified." Their powerful, transferable concepts are captured in their best-selling book, "Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win." 

One of their most powerful principles is "The leader is truly and ultimately responsible for everything. This is the fundamental core of extreme ownership and what constitutes an effective leader. The leader must own everything in his or her world. There is no one else to blame. The leader must acknowledge mistakes and admit failures, take ownership of them, and develop a plan to win." 

According to the authors, that "Extreme Ownership" winning plan includes:

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