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Success is a Diva

Success is a diva. She is tempermental and imperious. Success glides through the world with confidence and countenance knowing that she can change lives and fulfill destinies. Success is looking for a companion. She is discriminate in her selection knowing that she can have any man or woman she desires. But she won’t settle for just […]

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Button-ed Up

What if you could age in reverse like Benjamin Button? The thought of gaining life experiences for 50 years and then taking all that knowledge and letting ‘er rip in your thirties and twenties does have some appeal to it.   Age is simply a number. You are as young or old as you think you are […]

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Now What?

What’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results. Oprah Winfrey said it best, “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” How is it that we place so much importance on a new year and resolutions? On one hand, the absurdities of the celebration […]

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Let Me Be Clear

“Let Me Be Clear.” This has become President Obama’s catch phrase and is pervasive in almost every speech he gives these days. What’s the significance? It’s the point in his communication that he wants the recipients to focus on. “Let Me Be Clear” is about messaging and intent. This is important to me. This is […]

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Goodbye 2012

How will you say goodbye to 2012? Was this a year that you want to drop it like it’s hot?  Or was this the type of year that you went all out – Gangnam Style? We’ll capture your thoughts here in a second. It’s hard to imagine that another year is about to be in the rearview mirror. We always […]

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What’s your plan?

“Everyone has a plan ’til they get punched in the mouth.”   –   Mike Tyson Why do we abandon our plans the minute something goes wrong?   Boxers do it all the time once they get hurt in a fight. Football coordinators ditch their game plans quickly if they fall behind early. These are short events that happen over […]

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“Not” To-Do List

We generate a lot of lists this time of year.  A week ago it was our Christmas wish lists and Santa’s naughty or nice list.  Today, it’s Day 1 of our New Year’s resolution list.  Most of us return back to work on Tuesday.  Another list will be generated if it hasn’t been already.  The […]

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