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Listen. Deeply.

Day 3 of my workshop was great! Learn a LOT! I mean it’s so much that I need at least a week’s vacation just to digest fully let alone create plans to apply it in my business. That said, I’m inundated by how simple some of the most profound systems and processes are. But it […]

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The real cost of “change”

Continuing with my “leadership behavioral change” rigor… I pondered (while being part of a broader discussion, of course!) on the real cost of change. If you’re thinking of a bruised ego… that’s not the right answer. It’s not about position. It’s not about risk. It’s not even about you! But here’s what real, meaningful and […]

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Long lasting change

I’ve been super-busy with a bunch of pre-workshop modules in preparation for my ongoing coaching certification. And I stumbled upon this motto by Marshall Goldsmith: Courage. Humility. Discipline. According to Marshall, that’s the key to creating deep and long-lasting change. And thankfully, it’s not rocket science to understand or even implement these values. They’re inherent […]

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No pain. No gain.

I’ll be honest. My brain’s numb right now. Lots of dependencies, commitments, obligations and a task list that just never stops growing. Whoever said “growth” is good surely didn’t have a checklist in mind… or maybe they did. Nonetheless, it’s darn hard to keep your head up with times are tough. And each time I […]

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Building stronger relationships… one day at a time

Last evening was quite productive. Got a bunch of important things done. Working out of a coffee shop is always a good idea on a Saturday evening, particularly if you have everything planned. It sure did work for me. On my way out of the mall (this Starbucks was inside it), I noticed this gentleman […]

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Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing

One of my favorite “laws” from John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth is the Law of Consistency. Its premise is pretty simple — discipline leads to our habits and habits determine our growth. The challenge that each of us faces is with our habits. It’s darn hard to build a habit and equally hard to break […]

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Constraints make your creative

I don’t know what’s so special about being “creative.” I know that the idea of being a “creative person” has a certain aura to it. I know friends who literally drool when they meet someone who’s in a creative profession or just creative in general. But I’ve failed to understand what makes the creative, creative. Here’s […]

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Building “persistence”

I’m still on track with my 15-day resolution to read “Chapter 9: Persistence” from Think and Grow Rich. Let me tell you this, I’ve been on the verge of quitting or at least skipping a day at least five times in as many days. It’s that damn hard! What’s motivating me to keep on with […]

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Marketing needs to change…

… well, somewhat change… Check out some of the promotions emails I received just yesterday… Today only: Free Scrivener Masterclass for ProWritingAid users 3 concepts you must MASTER to grow your business the way I did! Your $1K/mo “Money-Page” How did you fix low conversion? Sunil, in case you need help with design here’s 90% […]

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Manage energy, not time

Everyone wants to be productive, if only they learn to manage time well. What’s the logical next step? Sign up for a Productivity 101 or Time Management 101 program. Here’s the best part about these programs — you won’t have to worry about “management buy-in.” No business cases required. They’re already sold on the idea […]