Archive for June 2018

Detention Is Anti-Connectivity

What’s up with the idea of detention? If anyone else reading has ever had detention, during our K – 12 grade education, tell me about it below: how you earned it, what the circumstances were, if you felt it was justified or wrong…. My neighborhood houses two schools within two blocks of my HQ: an…

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What’s Your SuperPower?

Please, tell me – I’m curious: what’s your SuperPower? Do you have more than one? I bet you do. What do I mean by SuperPower? 1. Skills and talents¬† you rock. 2. You love doing, exercising and utilizing them, no matter your level of mastery. 3. It impresses you! Other people may or may not…

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Keys For Living

Keys to living: Ask for help. Make the change you see you need and want to make. Today. Busy is an excuse. Connect with people who you can serve and who can also make you a better person. Live fully, in the now. Plan for the future. Set your intention. Be happy. It’s contagious and…

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Attributes Of A Great Speaker

Here are three attributes of a great speaker: They have deep expertise. They relate their are of deep expertise, conversationally. They connect with the audience. Great = effective, inspiring to listen to, moves you to action, carries meaning and purpose in the message delivered. Cares about their audience. When you’re seeking a great speaker for…

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Lizard In A Can

Picture this: You’re hiking a mountain trail, a road, that steadily rises for a few miles. You’re watching where you walk as well as scanning the landscape around you. You spy something shiny. What is it? You step closer – it’s only a few steps off the road. It’s an aluminum can. And wait…it’s heavier…

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The Feeling Of Lift Off

When it comes to travel, I’m pretty flexible in methods: car, train, plane, bike, feet…. One thing I do love about air travel is the moments of lift off. That magical few seconds when the force of acceleration welcomes me to the very depths of the chair in which I’m seated and I close my…

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Sixteen Books and Fifteen CD’s

Sixteen books and fifteen audio CD’s. When I spread all of these on the floor of my in-law’s home following a book sale buy, I took another look: What did I really have? Had I actually read any of them before? Maybe they were attractive to me again as they were at first. What was…

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Rolling With The Punches Beats You Up

“Roll with the punches.” Heard that one before? What exactly does that mean? here’s the origin: “The Origin is from the sport of Boxing: from the literal meaning roll with the punches (i.e. an instruction to step back or to one side as the boxer is being hit or punched), so that the boxer lessens…

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You: The Org Chart

As a connector, my days fly by. Meeting up with people, writing, speaking, teaching….it all fills the days quickly. So how do I get a hold of the eagle that is my day? One tool I use is an Org Chart. I’ve promised some fine people on LinkedIn that I’d share my Org Chart tactic…

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Ditch The Pitch

When you think of what you share with people when they ask, ‘What do you do?” what do you call that reply? Do you call it a ‘pitch’? Starting today, I’d say Ditch the Pitch. Unless you’re a ball player or work on a ship, get rid of the idea that you re literally throwing…

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