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You first.| Commissions start with commissioning.

If you want to be commissioned then you must first commission yourself. If you want your sculpture to be out in front of City Hall, then first you have to sculpt. If you want to cater, then you must cater. If you want to sell, then you must sell. If you want to be a […]

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“Can I succeed even if I hate sales?”

“What if I hate sales, can I still be good at it,” is a question I’m often asked. The short answer: Yes… You don’t categorically hate sales, you hate what you’re not good at because in those instances, your weaknesses are exposed.  You hate: Asking for the sale and bracing for the No. Asking for the […]

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It’s business as “usually…”

Susan David recommends that, when it comes to your emotions, look at them as data points instead of defaults. In an effort to conserve energy your mind works in “usually’s.” Meaning that when an emotion is triggered, you react with the autopilot mechanism of “usually.” When (this) happens, I usually do (this).  Like an “out of […]

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Get off your points & (back) into your ranges

In episode 535 we talked about making better decisions by listing a range of potential outcomes. Often the decision we made didn’t work out simply because we didn’t consider other potential possibilities. We moved forward on what we thought would happen not what could happen…and could won out, because you only factored in one point. […]

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Work like an MVP, don’t act like one.

Ram Fishkin, author of the book, Lost and Founder, writes about MVP: Minimum Viable Product meaning a MVP for Nike will be way different than a MVP for a startup Johnny’s Hoodies. Because Nike’s customer base is in the millions, they’ve got to consider more before shoving a product out into the world. If it’s […]

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Nothing comes hard. Hard is chosen.

Why is it so easy to eat bad? You can get a 10 piece nugget for $1.49, but you’ll walk out 10 bucks lighter when you buy a grilled chicken wrap. Fast food joints make it easy to eat bad, so easy in fact, that you choose them without even thinking-and that’s exactly what they […]

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5 X 5

(Blog) I’m not a Gratitude Journal or To List kind of guy. But I am a 5×5 kind of fella

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The Impotency of Un’s

If your career has been thwarted quicker than Paris Hilton’s acting ambitions, consider the words that you are speaking. We’ve allowed the un’s to stunt our growth; we’ve mistakenly allowed words such as until, unbelievable, unfair, unfit, and unable to become barriers to reaching our potential. When the prefix un is attached to the proceeding word, […]

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