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We start each year with the feeling of fresh starts.
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You have probably heard about how you can define a person’s character when no one is looking. But let’s take a slightly different tack. I listened to a podcast interview Tim Ferris did with LeBron James and his trainer, Mike Mancias (the interview is available on Apple Podcasts and other platforms). We all know what...
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I was in the car, unable to get this Sundays Giants game to send the audio that would allow me to listen to the game. The Giants, the team I root for, was up 19-3 in the second quarter of the game, despite playing the hated Philadelphia Eagles, a team that has won so many...
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“He broke things in me that ain’t never been fixed. It ain’t worth it.”                                                                                  ...
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My friend, Brian, takes time regularly for regular messages of gratitude, often about the simplest of things. Since I have known him and witnessed this practice, I have seen him appear much happier and much more connected with others. It is truly sweet to see this happen. For me, I need something more than it...
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When I used to run men’s retreats around the country, often for the first few hours of Sunday morning, I had little to do. My role was winding down, the staff and the co-leaders were handling the individual assignments and, other than formal feedback sessions with those who were aspiring to lead, I had nothing...
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Many people, myself, as well, have written about the mind-numbing quality of the school system (for future reference, anything that refers to itself as a “system” is something to avoid). Between it’s preparation for the world of work through obedience and memorization, we also learn peer pressure in school. When I went to school, there...
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I worked at a firm for more than a decade where management tolerated someone who constantly lied about things. Small things. Big things. They lied about it all. Sometimes they went so far as to steal information from colleagues for their own purpose. Management put up with it. I went to the owner, pointed out...
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When I worked in recruiting, I trained many people. Some did extremely well; some washed failed pretty quickly. After all, recruiting is a very demanding field. You have to “sell” both a corporate client and a job hunter in order to earn a commission. Insurance agents don’t have to do that. Car sales people don’t...
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I have friends who are in the restaurant business throughout the United States. Remembering one of their places, once you walked under the canopy and had the doorman open the door for you, you entered a lower level reception where there was a coat check and rest rooms. You walked up the stairs to one...
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