Category Archives: Personal Development

You’re Not Helpless

You’re not helpless. One of the primary ways to overcome something you dislike at work is to speak up. Rather than hating something and griping about it–do something! Speak up! Take some responsibility for the change you seek. Most bosses … Continue reading

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TV News

Another in my “Dig Your Work” series. For years I’ve read of thought leaders who recommend we turn off the television news. That always concerned me. I want to stay informed about the issues of the day. But the more … Continue reading

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Ain’t It Awful Club

Jack Canfield tells about his discovery of the Ain’t It Awful Club. As a new high school history teacher, he found the club having its meeting in the teachers’ lounge. On the agenda? Students Parents Administration Pay Budget and supplies … Continue reading

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Pre-live Tough Conversations

This post is another in the “Dig Your Work” series. When you must discuss an issue with your employer, what you say and how you say it make a difference. Pre-live the Conversation Before you visit with your boss, plan … Continue reading

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The Best Diet (actually non-diet) Book I’ve Read

Trust me, I’ve read most of the diet books out there. I lose. I gain. Sometimes the cycle takes years. Other times, I gain it all back in mere months. I get excited for a month, then I start focusing … Continue reading

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Limits We Place on Ourselves

Limits We Place on Ourselves Author, speaker, and trainer Zig Ziglar uses a powerful analogy to explain how we tend to settle for less than we want. He tells how easily fleas may be trained. The lab technician places a … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing about It?

As I travel all across the U.S. and Canada, I overhear conversations in airports, on airplanes, during seminar breaks, and in hotels. I love listening to people discuss their work. I notice that when a person discusses his or her … Continue reading

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A Sense of Mission

When preparing for his wartime mission a fighter pilot does not focus on quitting time. He concentrates on accomplishing the important mission his superiors have entrusted to him. The entrepreneur does not approach her new enterprise thinking, “I’ll sink my … Continue reading

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I Wish to Be Useful

American Revolutionary patriot, Nathan Hale, stands tall in the annals of history and in the hearts of his countrymen. Nearly every American knows of his martyrdom to the cause of freedom. After British General Howe captured Hale, the general sentenced … Continue reading

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The Ain’t It Awful Club

In his excellent book, The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, Jack Canfield describes discovering what he calls the “Ain’t It Awful Club.” In his first week as a high school … Continue reading

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