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People Say The Darndest Things

People Say The Darndest Things

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. If you were ever in a situation where you were repeating that mantra to yourself...then you had obviously been hurt by what someone said about you.  It was probably when you were younger, although I know I've gone back to the vault and pulled that classic out a time or two even as a grown-up.  It seems these days that adults have the capacity to talk more trash than the best 4th grade bully I ever knew. The truth of the matter is that being called a name or having [...]

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

My kids really inspire me. I listen to them, and watch them, and just think that it is such a wonderful life for those who can live in a world of endless possibilities.  No limits. Now right away I can hear you thinking, "Sure Mike, it's a great life to be a kid.  No responsibility, no job, no family to take care of, no bills to pay, no stress, of course they are happy all the time!"  And I would say, well, you've got a point...but I would also ask you to consider how truly happy they are.  And consider how much happiness they [...]

Are You Insane?

Are You Insane?

Here’s one you’ve heard before: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity”.  If you are in sales, you no doubt have heard it a hundred times. Actually, I’m now starting to think that the real definition of insanity might be hearing that definition of insanity and still doing absolutely nothing differently.  Doesn’t that sound like craziness to you? To illustrate - I was in a training meeting not long ago, where I was talking with some of my brightest sales people [...]

Dare to be Happy

Dare to be Happy

You want happiness?  Then be happy! One of the greatest discoveries you can make in all of life is that you are fully capable of being happy at any time and in any place just by deciding to be.  I often tell people to become conscious of their thoughts and feelings and if they don’t like them…simply change them.  Of course, just as often I get that “you must be crazy” look back from them. But it’s true - You can become more positive right now, wherever you are just by making the decision to be. Literally, it only takes a [...]

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