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Learn To Set Goals Like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Zig Ziglar

You know him from iconic Hollywood roles such as The Terminator, Conan, and Kindergarten Cop. As the two term Governor of California, an investor, a successful businessman, chess player, champion body builder, and much much more. However, you may be surprised to learn that fame and recognition wasn’t always the case for Arnold Schwarzenegger. In […]

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Four Spiritual Disciplines That Will Help You and Your Business Grow

You’ve heard countless times about the benefits of gratitude, self examination, not sitting or standing all day, fasting, and the power of spending time in solitude, and focusing on your breath. The amount of scientific and anecdotal evidence supporting these practices is overwhelming, and so there is no reason you need to be convinced of […]

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Twenty Questions with Robert Herjavec from Entrepreneurs

Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec has been answering questions on Twitter and here is a compilation of some of my favorite questions for entrepreneurs: 1) Will business move more permanently to remote workers or do you think it goes back to normal? “It will never go back to “ normal “ – this disruption created […]

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Create Opportunities By Thinking Outside The Box

When Jesse Itzler was building his private jet company he had a jumbo jet sized problem. Only wealthy people will spend $250,000.00 to purchase a share of a private jet, and Jesse didn’t know any wealthy people. So he thought, “Where do rich people like to hang out?” It was then he discovered the Ted […]

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The Expensive Consequences Of Ignoring My Gut Instincts

I’m sitting in the fanciest restaurant in my small town and spreading chilled chicken liver pâté and fig jam onto a toasted French baguette. The businessman I’m meeting for the first time is pouring me a second glass of wine from the second $100 bottle. I ignore his bellowing voice that is making the other […]

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I Never Thought I’d Be Fired Again, But I Was Wrong

A client I’ve worked with for the past year sends me a text message, “James, I want to catch up on something. Please give me a call.” My heart drops down into my stomach. I’ve know this conversation would be coming for a long time. Is it finally time? I immediately call him back hoping […]

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How to Start an Employee Experience Team

Are you tired of losing your best employees to your competitors? Is your turnover rising and you can’t figure out what to do? Do your departments fight amongst themselves and have an us versus them mentality? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions then you need to form an employee experience […]

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Promote Your Favorite Employees and Ignore Your Bottom Performers

While working at Best Buy I spent most of my time coaching, developing, and mentoring the top performing sales people and hardly any time with my bottom performing team members. Why? I played favorites, and I am proud of it. Do you play favorites? Many leaders spend the majority of their development and coaching time […]

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Why You Should Hire Retail Managers Instead of Harvard MBA’s

I didn’t graduate college.  I enrolled twice at two different schools, but never finished the first semester either time. College just wasn’t for me. Why? I was learning so much more at my job in retail than I was in the classroom. Today I will argue why I think recruiters should be focusing on hiring […]

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Being A Good Leader Takes Practice

Take a look in the mirror If you want to become a strong leader you must slow down enough to pause and look in the mirror. It’s a good idea for you to schedule time on your calendar at least once per month for this. For those of you that are hard charging achiever types […]