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Good friends make a good life

A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a humid day, sipping iced tea with his father. As he talked about adult...

The ABCs of risk-taking

One of the reasons we admire people who take risks is that most of us are scared stiff at the prospect of taking risks...

Lessons from the diamond

As much as I love basketball and football, there’s a certain magic about the great national pastime. For me, baseball is a learning experience, full...

Getting fired can be good!

Many people have lost their jobs during this pandemic through no fault of their own. For my book, “We Got Fired! ... and It’s the...

Happiness is a way of thinking

A group of 50 people was attending a seminar. For a group activity, the leader gave each attendee one balloon and asked each person...

Don’t let perception become reality

A friend was flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles. After a delayed takeoff, the plane had to make a stop in Sacramento. The...

The necessity for velocity

“Pushing the envelope” is a phrase that gained popularity with American test pilots such as Chuck Yaeger and John Glenn in the 1950s. Each...

The ABCs of success

Success comes in many forms and means different things to different people. In the working world, it is often defined as landing the perfect...

Patience is your friend

A woman walked into the grocery store with a 3-year-old girl in the seat of her shopping cart. As they passed the cookie section,...

Sales tips for career success

“I’m starving, and it’s Dave’s fault,” a manager complained to his assistant. “What did Dave do now?” the assistant asked. “I asked him to pick up...

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