The Devil IS in the Details

One of the first steps to accomplishing great things in life is to refuse to dwell on negative things from your past and carefully assess your present strengths and achievements. Focusing on positive events helps remove the ceiling over your potential. In Wonderland,...

Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

Many folks struggle with relationships, and here’s an example involving a married couple: A fellow forgot his wedding anniversary and his wife was obviously bent out of shape over it. She told him, “I’ll give you a do-over, but by tomorrow morning I would really like...

Selling Meat to a Vegetarian?

I once served the division president of a large services company by working as a sales coach for several hundred outside sales reps. He repeated a particular slogan often, and after saying it, would just look squarely at his intended target. His intention was not so...

How Much is Enough?

Napoleon was once involved in a conversation with a colonel from a Hungarian battalion who had been taken prisoner in Italy. This fellow mentioned he had fought in the army of Maria Theresa. “You must have a few years under your belt!” exclaimed Napoleon. “I’m...

Time Really Does Fly

Very few people pay much attention to something as small as 30 second blocks of time. Considering that it passes so quickly, it’s really insignificant…right?  Well, if you stop for a minute (no pun intended) and think, there are lots of things that can be accomplished...