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“Motivation”

You Have to Love What You Do

I was giving some career advice to my brother, who is thinking of starting his own business so that he could be in control of his own destiny. Since he wasn’t sure what type of business he would like to start, I suggested that he find something he loves, and see if he can turn […]

Lesson in Commitment from the Chilean Miners’ Rescue

I stayed up late on Tuesday evening to watch as the first few miners were rescued from their underground cavern after having spent 68 days trapped. I was amazed by the ability we have to watch, in real-time, as the rescue took place, the positive attitudes that could be felt through the video, the happiness […]

Lessons from Controlling Teenagers

I’ve taught in a high school that was fairly restrictive on its students, both within the school and when they are at home. The school was trying to promote a particular set of values, but the lesson they imparted was one of restriction – you can’t do this, that’s not allowed, and so on. Another […]

Changing the Attitude of a Demotivated Office

Do the clothes make the man? Perhaps not, but they can certainly change perceptions. Recent discussions with a variety of office managers led me to the conclusion that perhaps, in a desire to have an open and comfortable environment, the lack of protocol in the offices exacerbated the issues with motivation. Protocol has a variety […]

Business Health Checkup

As the month of July comes to a close, I realized that it has been a while since I’ve discussed the importance and use of goals for business owners. Naturally, we are aware of having goals, most people setting some in their personal lives at various points in time. However, it is just as important […]

Speak Your Message Clearly

I was watching a motivational video recently in which the subjects of several stories were interviewed for the show. Each story was different, each story carried a message that contributed to the overall message of the video. There was a problem, though. One of the subjects was mumbling. I tried to hear what he had […]

One Year is Not Enough

When looking at your career path, make sure that the stops and pauses along the way are long enough to gain the benefits and lessons of the stop, but not so long that you appear to have become a permanent fixture there.

I Eat My Mistakes

I have a simple guarantee with my business, one which has cost me a fair bit. Over time, I’ve come across a few other businesses with the same type of guarantee, and I prefer to give them my business. The long and short of it is that I eat my mistakes. What I tell my […]