Sweat the SmallStuff
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Sweat the Small Stuff

Opportunity is often hidden among the details, treasure that can be found when you pay attention to little things. The purpose of life isn’t to get it all done, but to figure out what’s important and sweat the small stuff.

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Magic Moments
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Magic Moments

Sharing an orbit with a child with Down syndrome has more than its share of magic moments, those instances where the clouds part and what’s really important reveals itself. When they happen, you can’t help but stop and think about how lucky you are to have her in your life. On Mondays and Wednesdays, I take my granddaughter to therapy…

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The Art of the Turnaround
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The Art of the Turnaround

A clear definition of where you want to go, pursuit of the tools and education that can help you see the pathway, creating an environment without distractions, and a relentless determination to apply the habits of achievement will create an environment where just about any dream can come true.

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Loyalty
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When Loyalty is a Weakness

Loyalty is a character attribute that is part of the personal portfolio of our closest friends and my most respected colleagues. We owe them our allegiance. But we also owe them a return on their investment.

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When you judge another, you do not define the, you define yourself
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How to judge without being judgmental

Yes, there is validity to old chestnuts like, “where there is smoke, there is fire.” Patterns of behavior especially in times of adversity reveal character. But too often, we take what others say at face value, without question and judge accordingly.

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The Ultimate Success Metric

The Ultimate Success Metric may not be what we think it is. Each of us keeps a personal scorecard, with which we judge ourselves and those around us. We measure everything from financial wealth to educational attainment, from athletic achievement to career progression. If I had to pick just one metric to define a life well lived, it would be…

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The Seeker and The Servant

“Becoming is a lifelong quest,” the leader said. “We are imperfect beings but the wisdom that is revealed in the very act of service can guide us toward life’s sunset, with great power in our hands and peace in our hearts. This is The Ultimate Truth.”

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Staying Positive in a Negative World
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Staying Positive in a Negative World

Our planet is populated with both bad and good people. Our job is to do what we can to bring those in darkness into the light. Ben Ferencz shows us that taking whatever action we can to alleviate suffering is the most powerful way to stay positive in a negative world.

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How to be Indispensable

Deconstruct every great achievement and you will find a linchpin at the center; that one indispensable person with the vision and the skills to make the dream real. Many of their names are familiar. Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk and Melinda Gates are household names. But every undertaking, no matter how big or small has a linchpin. It’s true…

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The Trouble With Paradigms

A paradigm can either protect us from harm or blind us to danger. Re-validating that which we believe to be true is the only way to know the difference. Our paradigms are built on points of pain and pleasure that inject our minds with assumptions. And we know what can happen when we assume. Take the difficult conversation going on…

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