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Does Your Love Make A Difference?

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‘Okay’; ‘Nothing’; ‘Whatever’.  The tone of these words can signal agreement, resignation or resentment.  They are often tightly sealed invitations to an argument which sound like, “What do you mean ‘Nothing’?” when they are ripped open.  As disturbing and disorienting these discussions can be, when you look closely at the card inside you will find it is a valentine bearing the familiar refrain “Will you be mine?”  The conflicts which arise from miscommunication do not fall out of the bonds ...

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Are You Comfortable with Cowardice?

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What are you unwilling to face, a large audience, your colleagues, or yourself?  Cowardice defines the edges of your life. This place beyond your comfort level, out of reach of your positive imagination and just beyond your current skills, is where you find this shirking, shaking self.  Confronting your cowardice requires becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable, commanding your imagination, and committing to refining yourself.

“Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems; wish ...

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Where’s Your Motivational Wellspring?

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“Motivation is like bathing it is best to do it daily.”
Zig Ziglar

Have you ever had the pleasure of listening to a great motivational speaker?  In the presence of such eloquent energy you can feel the best within yourself.  It is as if they have found a switch within you and magically turned it on.  So why is it so hard to find your own switch?  Perhaps you pop in a DVD or CD to recapture the ...

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Is Your Execution Killing It?

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How many times have you heard that we fear speaking in public more than death?  Too many.  A presentation is not an execution but you may feel a little looney when your presentation is out of tune.  Effectively executing your next presentation is a combination of focus, finesse and finish.

Always leave them wanting more but never wondering.  When Porky Pig waves goodbye while saying that’s all folks you look forward to seeing him again, and again, especially if you ...

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How Clear is Your Resolution?

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Whether it is dreams or screens, resolution refers to clarity of vision.  How clearly can you see the future? How clearly can you see yourself? Is it an inspired scene or a disturbing drama? Great presentations create a compelling vision of the future and invite your audience to experience it with you.  When you commit to the future, resolve what not to do and congruently blend the present and the past, you can create resolutions worth seeing and realizing.

Congruency between the ...

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What Part Does Persistence Play in Philosophy?

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If at first you don’t succeed try, try again and then quit… There is no use making a damn fool of yourself.  What role does persistence play in your personal philosophy? Does it have a role?  Do you even have a personal philosophy?  Your staying power,  your stick-to-itness, your drive to arrive is the measure of your persistence.  You may find some things easy to stick with, while others things leave you powerless to persevere.  The most important presentation you ...

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Is Your Obsession Inspired?

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What are really you into? Is there something that you love to do you actually gain energy doing it? Do your friend’s eyes roll, or does your significant other politely excuse themselves, when you start to talk about it? If you can name it, you can claim your obsession. Obsessions are fun to share because you already know everything this is to know.  What’s not so fun is listening to someone provide your chapter and verse on their passion when ...

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Is Your Wrath Reasonable?

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If you don’t have anything nice to say, then it is best to not say anything at all.  Really?  Your differing opinion may be the difference that makes a difference.  There are a multitude of social ills that exist and persist simply because too many of us are meek mouthed.  Screaming at people and emotionalizing every thing you disagree with is the surest way to develop a disagreeable reputation and diminish your influence. Learning how to present what you resent ...

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