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The best time to write

One of the ideas writers and content creators debate about is the best time to write. In fact, stop reading this and try Googling, “best time to write” and you’ll get over 3 billion hits! And almost every debate falls in the early morning, late at night, or anytime camp. I’ll be honest, no matter […]

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The biggest deterrent to our success

I think you already know I’m not a huge fan of the word “success.” And I don’t like it because it’s been overused and abused. Just Google the word and you’ll know what I’m talking about. That said, everyone wants it. But have you ever wondered what keeps people from achieving it? Lack of focus […]

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Why I write

It helps me feel heard.It helps me clarify my thoughts.It helps me share my beliefs, musings, and assertions.It helps me fuel my fire.It helps me give you a glimpse of my thoughts.It helps me connect with you.It helps me understand you better.It helps me become a better communicator.It helps me build a relationship with you.It […]

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Wisdom of the postage stamp

This quote by Josh Billings made me slam the brakes hard, pull my car over, and write it up in my notes app. “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.” Josh Billings While most believe sticking to one thing is old-fashioned, history proves that it is the only thing […]

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The best revenge still is to live well

What happens when you share a post or put up a “story” on the socials that’s meant for someone specific but ends up being read by many? (A natural consequence of posting anything on the socials.) Besides grabbing attention or getting conversation started with the rest of the world, I think you miss out on […]

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Logically speaking

One of the great burdens of being observant is that you get to hear a lot of blunt assertions that beats both logic and emotions. And when questions, we end up in a baseless argument that does nobody any good. The solution? I don’t have one. But something I’ve learned over the years is that […]

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leadership personal growth Random Thoughts

The other half of building influence…

Leadership and influence go hand-in-hand. Heck, they’re two sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other. Lately, however, it seems people have fallen in love with the word “influence.” It’s tossed and thrown around a lot. So much so that I fear good old leadership just may go out of fashion! […]

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Build, grow, get fired, rinse, and repeat!

That’s precisely what a great leader (or even a great coach) would do. Each time and every time. Besides, I hate the idea of being up there at the top perpetually. Not only is that damn boring but it’s also a testimony to the fact that I haven’t done enough to build the people around […]

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Snatching opportunities in 2020 (and beyond) with informal credentials

In November 2011, I found this great post by Michael Ellsberg on Tim Ferriss’ site that lays out a plan of action to get what you want without formal credentials. I got excited as I didn’t have any back then. Despite the post was written close to 9 years ago, I find the strategy still […]

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It still isn’t about you!

I’ve shared my rant on this before but it seems we never seem to learn from our mistakes. This is particularly true with the independent consultants/coaches and small businesses. They’re overly fixed on their accreditations, affiliations, and awards that none of the clients or potential clients care about. Yet, we persist. Probably because there’s a […]