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30
May

To Err is Human

“To err is human, to forgive divine.” Alexander Pope Okay, so it is time for me to admit I am wrong — again.  You may remember a few months back when I admitted that I had bought into the concept that success required hard work, struggle, and hardship.  I admitted I was wrong.  Success is...
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01
Aug

Wrong Again!

“The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.” Seth Godin Okay, so it is time for me to admit I am wrong — again.  You may remember a few months back when I admitted that I had bought into the concept that success required hard work, struggle, and hardship.  I...
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27
May

Hardest Exercise Ever

by Andrea Goeglein The hardest exercise I ever had to complete in my training with Marty Seligman and Ben Dean was the Gratitude Letter. The steps for the exercise seemed simple enough. Write a letter of gratitude to someone who has impacted your life.  Simple. Then do not mail the letter, but meet personally with...
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24
Sep

Tom Rath is Fully Charged

by Andrea Goeglein Tom Rath’s new book has me fully charged.  Before I tell you why, I want to thank – again – Ben Dean of Mentor Coach for the outstanding educational platform he has developed.  I bought Fully Charged because I received a notice that Ben was doing an interview with Tom.  If you...
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24
Dec

The Village Effect

The Village Effect will give you a fresh look at why we gather during the holiday season — and just might help you rethink where you invest your time this holiday season and the  rest of the year!  Just answer a few of these questions for yourself: Do you have more energy or do you...
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06
Jan

The Focus to Succeed

You must Focus to Succeed and Heidi Grant Halvorson has developed some free, short assessments (magic word after a holiday spending binge on the first day back to business — free and short) to help you do both.  If you started this new year with a list of intentions, a bucket list or some good...
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10
Jul

Urgent and Unimportant

Want to share a 4×4 that Ben Dean of Mentor Coach used in our Blue Sky Thinking class last week.  This 4×4 is known as the Covey Time Management Matrix.  See https://www.stephencovey.com/  for more about work Stephen Covey and his company has developed. The question I will put to you is simple:  How much of...
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