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Lace ‘Em Up

Lace ‘Em Up

I love shoe commercials. Okay, I know you're laughing, but I'm serious.  They are truly some of the most inspiring 30 seconds of my life, taking place in those wonderful moments after somebody calls timeout in the game that I'm watching on TV.  They do tend to sneak up on me (no pun intended) but they also carry some really powerful messages. Now look, I'm not talking about the "buy one, get one half-off sale" at Payless Shoes commercials...I'm talking about Nike and Adidas type stuff.  The stuff that lights a fire inside of [...]

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 [...]

Who Do You Think You Are, Anyway?

Who Do You Think You Are, Anyway?

What is it that you really want to do?  I mean really want to do?  Who is it that you really want to be? What's the goal...the ultimate achievement?  What is the one thing that you would like to accomplish if there was nothing holding you back?  Think about it.  (You can pause here if you like) Get it set in your mind.  (Really, do this, it will be fun, revealing, and quite possibly life changing)  Have you got it?  Okay, now what if I told you that I know exactly what it is that's holding you back...and that by getting this one thing [...]

Success by Association

Success by Association

I was talking with a good friend of mine named Kevin this past week and he was telling me about his plans to pursue a project that has been consuming him for some time.  He has a burning desire to help children.  Homeless kids, hungry kids, sick kids, orphanages, etc.  He really has an outstanding vision and is committed to making a difference in the world.  The only words I could think of as he told me of his plans were, "awesome, dude!"   Me, of the limited vocabulary… First off, I thought it was incredible that he was basically [...]

Do And It Shall Get Done

Do And It Shall Get Done

I was recently talking with a colleague of mine about what it takes to truly become successful.  You know, a nice, light conversation to end the week with... It was actually a great talk, which probably could have lasted for hours had it not been late on a Friday afternoon.  Our purpose was to try to figure out how much of anyone's success comes from the mental or metaphysical side, and how much of it comes from sound practice and good ol' fashioned "elbow grease".  Hey, we had 30 minutes to kill, and we're both "thinkers", so we [...]

Give Me An “E”

Give Me An “E”

Years ago I was giving a presentation to a room full of sales reps, whose performance I was ultimately responsible for.  The purpose of the meeting was to introduce myself as their new manager, talk about my philosophy and style, and then let them know what I expected of them.  Sounds fun, huh? I can tell you, having been both the presenter and the presentee in these types of meetings, they almost always leave everyone in the room feeling a little more stressed out than when they arrived.  Often, they accomplish very little, and usually [...]

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 [...]

You’ll See It When You Believe It

You’ll See It When You Believe It

Our minds are magical.  We possess the ability to do amazing things.  And all of it starts in our heads.  But here’s the crazy part;  If you believe that to be true,  then you know it’s true.  If you don’t believe it, then you know it’s not.  Yes, I just made myself dizzy, too.  Sorry about that… But that’s the thing about belief – it truly dictates every part of our lives.  The events, circumstances, people and everything else that make up our life experience are directly related to the things we think about most [...]

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Interviewing for a job can one of the more stressful experiences in your life.  The good news is, it really doesn’t have to be. I have been asked by lots of good people over the years to take a peek at their resumes in order to give my opinion and help where I could.  Of course this is something that I have always been willing to do. I’m certainly not billing myself as the Resume Guru of the World…but I have had the opportunity to interview hundreds of people over the years, mostly for sales positions with varying requirement [...]

So What Do You Think?

So What Do You Think?

The poem at the end of this post is one of my all time favorites.  It is credited to Walter D. Wintle.  I remember reading it as a kid on a plaque that my father had on the wall of his office.  At the time, I just thought it sounded cool , and didn’t really grasp the full meaning.  But something inside me let me know that it was special, so it stayed with me. Years later, after reading books like Napoleon Hill’s classic "Think and Grow Rich", I really started to appreciate the absolute truth contained in this piece.  I have shared [...]

Imagine That…or This

Imagine That…or This

I was hanging out with my kids the other night and we were talking about all sorts of cool stuff.  We were laughing and having a wonderful time, as we often do in our crazy household. At some point during the conversation it occurred to me that one of the best parts about talking with the kids is in just listening to what they come up with next.  Kids have such wonderful imaginations. They are pure and they are free.  They haven’t taken the cultural beat-down that we have as adults.  They haven’t been introduced to limitation.  [...]

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