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What the Heck Do I Do With My Word? 5 Easy Steps to Boost Your Word’s Magic

May 23, 2010

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So, here you are, having chosen your magic word(s) and feeling pleased with your selection.  Now what?  Time to summon some magic!  Here are 5 easy steps to boost your word’s magic – try them all or pick and choose the ones that work for you: Make it big so you’ll see it – every […]

If We’re All in Sales – Who is YOUR Customer?

May 12, 2010

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=shake+hands&iid=87241″ src=”0083/0205d1b2-8854-4b97-890f-3551be442758.jpg?adImageId=12823258&imageId=87241″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] – Who is your customer? One of the most important things I learned from taking the Dale Carnegie course was this: We are ALL in sales. The point of this mantra was that EVERY interaction provides an opportunity.  An opportunity to make a connection.  An opportunity to […]

Google Owns Its Space. Do You?

May 11, 2010

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=google&iid=7744174″ src=”7/b/7/5/New_Goojje_web_8569.JPG?adImageId=12819282&imageId=7744174″ width=”380″ height=”201″ /] What do the following words have in common? Xerox Kleenex Bandaid Google Did you guess?  They’re all brand names.   AND – the companies involved became so good in their industries – their space – that their brand names became synonymous with their products. For a long […]

Sunday contemplation: the Meaning of Mother

May 9, 2010

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– Photo by TeeJe via Flickr I love dictionaries, and, while I use them in the usual way, to check the definition of words I’m unfamiliar with, sometimes I pull them out to check the meaning of familiar words. Sometimes, when you examine the familiar with an open and curious mind, you find the unexpected. […]

Are You the Designer or Engineer of Your Life? Or Are You a Cog in the Machine?

May 4, 2010

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Chris Guillebeau at the wonderful blog The Art of Non-Conformity posed this question: How will your choices change the world today? His words moved me: Everyone else is counting on you. We need you. I can’t wait to see how your choices will change the world. All of us make mistakes, sometimes big ones, so you […]

Energy = Chaos Unless It’s Managed

March 14, 2010

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I’m developing a theory about children and animals and energy. My theory is that children and animals are bundles of untamed – and continuously generating – energy, and that energy portends chaos and consternation for the would be parent or pet whisperer.  (Anyone who has witnessed a toddler meltdown or an incorrigible dog knows what […]

What would you risk your life, reputation or freedom for?

February 1, 2010

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimberlyb/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 What would you stand up for? Chris Guillebeau at the Art of Nonconformity wrote a  post about Malcolm X that got me thinking. Consider the times in history when great change occurred.  I’m inspired by the changes promoted by people like: Mahatma Gandhi Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and other […]

How what I want can divert me from my calling

January 28, 2010

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I have been compiling a list in my head.  A list of the Stuff I want to buy once I start making the Big Money.  Stuff like: DSLR with which to take fabulous pictures iPhone – the height of coolness and fun hip wardrobe fancy closet organizers But yesterday, I saw the light.  None of […]