Secret Santa Challenge

This is a reprint story from my old blog, published exactly ten years ago on November 30, 2006. The message is identical today as then. Enjoy! TAKE THIS CHALLENGE SERIOUSLY! I am sharing my own secret today as well. I remember first hearing about this concept 10 years ago on the radio and it inspired […]

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Questions List

“The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.” – Claude Levi-Strauss What are the big questions in your life? In many ways, the level of success you will achieve is directly related to the number and the size of the questions you ask yourself and then choose to answer. I […]

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Be a Quitter!

Attention: Smokers. This message is for you. I do not often encourage people to quit; however, today is different. For the past 40 years, the American Cancer Society has sponsored the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. If you smoke and desire a better, longer, healthier life, this is a great opportunity […]

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Ancient Wisdom on Walking

As a culture, we often think of exercise (and especially walking, jogging, or running) as a very modern idea, something that is new to our scientific world of plenty. I will admit, I am guilty of this reasoning too. However, as the song says “it ain’t necessarily so”. A while back, I came across a […]

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Q: Whaddya Know?

A: Probably not nearly as much as you think. Here is a humbling thought: a good percentage, perhaps even the majority, of everything you ‘know’ is wrong. Of course, this does not mean that your parents, teachers, or mentors lied to you. Instead, this fact is merely a consequence of progress within human civilizations. As […]

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Have a Blue-tiful Day

I believe that: Everyone is a Teacher. Everyone is a Student. As a result, I’m often given wonderful lessons by a wide variety of people, often at unexpected times. My good friend Phil Gerbyshak has been actively campaigning that people stop “having a nice day” for years. Instead, he suggests that you Make It Great! […]

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Why PMA Matters!

Some people claim that attitude is everything. I personally disagree with the sheer rhetoric of that statement; nevertheless, a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) is vital ingredient for true success and a trait you should seek out in friends, co-workers, clients, customers, and contractors. Although PMA does not work like a magical spell, it is powerful catalyst for achievement. […]

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Are You a Posi?

The late Sir Fred Hoyle coined the term “Big Bang” to mock a theory that opposed his own steady-state theory of the universe. Yet, the name stuck and became part of the English Language. Today, this hypothesis is considered by most scientists and laypeople as the best scientific explanation on how the Universe began. Here […]

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Ford was Right: Optimism Matters

Henry Ford once said “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t, you’re right!” Humans act, perform, and achieve in accordance with their optimism. The bottom line is that your mindset matters! Common sense would predict that if you believe you will fail, you will probably not even try. Science suggests […]

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Create a Fun List

Question of The Day: If you are not having fun, what are you doing instead? Life is busy and it is too easy to get overwhelmed with the many events, activities, and commitments everyone has. Many hard working individuals forget to take time to do the things they REALLY enjoy. It is hard to have […]

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