My dad used to say, “Kristen, you’re so smart, you’re stupid!”
While not the most affirming, take a look at the truth in that statement. Just because you have BRAIN and BOOK smarts, doesn’t mean you have PRACTICAL smarts.
Even the smartest person can become overwhelmed to stupidom by expense reports, monthly bills, finances and just plain mail cluttering up an office or home, if he/she doesn't know what to do with the mess.
This costs money, time, energy and health.…Continue
Added by Kristen Joyner on May 13, 2017 at 10:49am — No Comments
That title is from a myth I busted in my book Breaking into Acting.
It's really not true. As a matter of fact, you may succeed in what you want to do simply because you look different. I do. I'm the only guy on the conference circuit not afraid to rock a fierce, long red Viking beard.
All those other guys out there doing motivational speaking and leadership seminars think a nice suit makes up for a lack of…Continue
Added by Dr. David W. Powers on May 2, 2017 at 5:24am — No Comments
Remember when you started driving and everything felt like it was happening so fast? Remember that first time you got on the highway and went 100 km an hour? It felt like so much was going on at once. You tried to watch the speed of the car and make sure that you didn’t run into any of the other…
The life of entrepreneurship can, from the outside, look like a bed of roses. Yes, today I started work at 9 a.m. and read for two hours, then wrote for two hours, and am now writing more at 2:30 p.m., sitting in the living room watching my kids play in the snow.
But that’s my highlight…Continue
Added by Curtis McHale on March 14, 2017 at 3:16pm — No Comments
That’s meant I’ve pushed people out of the roads that aren’t plowed. I’ve shoveled for neighbours that…Continue
Added by Curtis McHale on March 9, 2017 at 10:26am — No Comments
You want all your posts to go viral. You want to make money from your blog. You really want to connect with the readers and understand what they need. Does that mean you have to spend at least 8 hours per day in research, writing, marketing, and responding…Continue
Added by Tom Jager on March 1, 2017 at 1:35am — No Comments
We’re told that one of the first steps in thinking about any new business is to write a business plan. Out of this you’ll get to see how viable (or not) the business you want to build is. Books and books are written on how to write a great business plan. I’ve even got some on my shelf.
Believe it or not, there are several distinct traits separating genuine leaders from the rest of the leadership crowd. What does a real leader do? What does a unique, above average leader do to challenge the status quo?
Without any complicated effort, I can share 10 traits genuine, authentic leaders have, setting them above and apart from other leaders who have…Continue
Added by Brian A. Holmes on January 25, 2017 at 10:23am — No Comments
Ugh. Who watches the news anymore? If you do, you’re going to get a solid dose of everything that’s wrong with the world. News thrives on eyeballs and tragedy draws the eyeballs.
Yet in the midst of all of this gloom and doom, we encounter…Continue
Added by Curtis McHale on January 12, 2017 at 9:45am — No Comments
If you feel you are ready for movement, ready to shift, for a change, ready to move to the next level, then the four things I’m going to give you today are paramount to your success. These four things I’m going to share today are essential factors for success, period. However, it is also important we examine our heart, our present state, our situation, and determine what other factors might be needed. These four are not some turnkey system, but…Continue
The new year is less than a month away and, like me, you've probably been bombarded with free goal-setting worksheets designed to help you put your goals on paper. That's a great idea because writing down goals is a common activity among people who actually achieve their goals. So, you don't need me to give you advice on setting and writing down goals. I'm going to assume you already have your goals in place.…Continue
We all look to currently successful people and try to deduce what it is that they have done to achieve the success they have. We're particularly fascinated by those who started with little and have become millionaires. That’s why…Continue
Have you ever felt like you were running around in circles, not getting anywhere with your job search or your life? I talk…
I hate to be the bearer of news that might frighten you, but if you are like most people. you are most likely not even remotely thinking of Christmas until at least after Thanksgiving, even though as I am typing this blog post, you have less than 50 days (Yikes!) to decorate, purchase and wrap gifts, bake, and plan your holiday get-togethers.
Okay, that is only the beginning of the news that might get your heart in a tizzy.
Ever wait to purchase something (toys, tickets to an…Continue
Some of us have a problem with worry. It doesn’t matter what we're worrying about -- we can find a way to worry about pretty much anything. If business is bad, we worry how we'll find new clients. If business is going well, we wonder which current client will end up being a problem, and we…Continue
Added by Curtis McHale on October 6, 2016 at 12:17pm — No Comments
You're really NOT in a productive business if you are not selling anything. Even a not for profit, must "sell" it's benefits to contributors in order to fund raise. For any business, whether with a product or service, to be successful it must make sales and when that selling isn't gelling, there is a problem.
Sometimes the problem is obvious; maybe the business owner really isn't visible, available or promoting a business that is easy to access, maybe the business is…Continue
Added by Kathy on October 4, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments
October is Dyslexia Awareness month. 1 out of 5 people struggle have it. If you are looking for ways to share with people around you and your community, here is a great resource from Decoding Dyslexia to help raise awareness in your area:
Also, there are many great events going on in many cities. In Portland, OR here is a fun…Continue
Several weeks ago my buddy took me on a 12 mile journey over the river and through the woods and to the top of the mountain we went! I was only going to be there for a few days, so he really wanted me to experience a fantastic climb that led us through a part of the Rocky Mountains all the way to Sky Pond. It was such an incredible journey for me even though I was exhausted and sore the following week. As we got closer to the waterfall in the picture above, he stopped me…Continue
We can learn a lot of things by the seat of our pants. If you sit around a with a group of people playing bridge and start to play, you might be able to pick up the game after awhile or maybe you want to try to learn to ice skate. You can put on a…Continue
Added by Kathy on September 14, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments
I’m not always the most organized person with my time, but I try. I like being efficient. The trouble is, sometimes when the “to do” list is very long, it can become overwhelming and then procrastination takes over rather than action. Here are 5 time management tips you can use to keep your…Continue