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Anchored Away

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The extent to which you spend your quiet time (heck, even your noisy time) with your thoughts and words focused on what is, was, or might be wrong or broken is the extent to which you anchor yourself away from the shores of success. The keel side of that is true, too: the extent to […]

What Are You Saying?

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If you say that your endeavor won’t succeed, it won’t. If you say, “I hope it succeeds but really fear it won’t,” it won’t. If you say, “I would want this to succeed but I can’t see how it could,” it won’t. On the other hand, you could say, “I am excited about this project. […]

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Why Wouldn’t You?

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What if every thought was a self-fulfilling prophecy? What if every notion, judgment, or idea you had would eventually become a reality? If it was true but you were not aware of it, your life might appear sort of random. Positive, good-feeling thoughts about what you want and negative, yucky-feeling ones about what you don’t […]


Self-Imposed Limits

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What if all limits to success were self-imposed? We might think, “Yeah, but I’ve been trying to get past my limits for ages and they just don’t seem to go away.” We might also say, “Yeah, but it’s really not me. It’s others who limit me. Their junk gets in the way!” Of course, these […]

Look for the Shortcuts

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I wonder what William Blake meant when he said “The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.” Here’s one interpretation: “What you believe to be true is true; you can rock any set of beliefs.” If you believe you need to get an MBA to succeed, then you do. If you think that […]

Simply Said

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As I’ve been known to say, success is simple. And there are several ways to describe how to have success simply. Here’s one of my faves. Do what you can to add joy, freedom, and growth to your life and others lives. Careful, now. If you’re tempted to think you cannot do this in your […]

You May Need to Change

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Ways that worked for you in the past may have stopped working. Some of the tools, ideas, approaches, and attitudes that got you to this place in your business or career may no longer be effective. You are in a different environment now. And you are different–much more capable–now, too. Here are some common ways […]