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“It’s a dog eat dog world…”

It's August, and you may be using the term 'dog days of summer' to describe the simmering heat. Down here in Texas, it's been a hot one. A few weeks ago it was over a hundred for about a 2 week stretch, with 109 being a high. This week we're getting some much needed...

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The secret power of remembering names

This past weekend I was invited to a pool party hosted by a friend, colleague, and strategic referral partner. Grace and I have known each other for around 8 years or so and are both well connected professionally in the Austin area. So it was no surprise that I knew...

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Summer Reading Recommendations

I was on vacation a few weeks ago visiting my best friend Rebel. I ended up being sick the entire time and gave her the virus I'd picked up; misery loving company and all. Despite my discomfort, I still implemented my BRAAVE morning routine almost every day, albeit a...

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6 Basic Needs at Work

I'm a daily Audible listener and fan of Tony Robbins. One of the interesting parallels I've discovered is between personal and business relationships. Therefore, I listen to a lot of books on relationship issues, and apply what I learn to the issues my clients face in...

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He who hesitates…

I'm a huge fan of Tony Robbins. I probably have 5GB of his material; spanning about 20 years of his career. In some of his really early material, he talks about who influenced him the most; Jim Rohn, Bryan Tracy, and someone most people have never heard of - Richard...

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Fake Positives

In December, 2006 I hired my first executive coach to help me identify my blind spots and accelerate my professional development. In February of the following year, my coach felt it was time for a 360 assessment to find out what perceptions others have of me...

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How to avoid the Shiny Penny Syndrome

Email - ding! Text message - bong! IM - buzz! Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat - beep beep beep! Fitbit - vibrations! Remember this, don't forget that. Every few seconds you're being distracted by another Shiny Penny - something that catches your attention. Or, if you're...

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Subtract More, Add Less

An oxymoron is a rhetorical device that uses an ostensible self-contradiction to illustrate a rhetorical point or to reveal a paradox. Job Security, Jobless Recovery, Criminal Justice, Great Depression, Graphic Language, Organized Chaos, Budget Deficit Professionally...

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What ever happened to values?

United Airlines. *Deep sigh* *Sigh again* And that's all I'm going to say about that. Every business needs a vision, a purpose, and values. For that matter, every person needs a vision, a purpose, and values for their life. Your vision, purpose, and values guide you....

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The Delta Theory

Delta is a three-sided shape, more commonly referred to as a triangle. In the Greek language, Delta has the numeric value four; a three-sided shape with a value of four, hmmm… I digress. When you think of a triangle, do you think of the Equilateral, Isosceles, or...

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