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    7 Essential Tips for Better Storytelling

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    The best storytellers lead the tribe.

    The best stories are short.

    The best stories are memorable.

    The best stories are actionable.

    239 Years Ago

    There was a story ready to be told. It was short, it was powerful. It was worth fighting for. Of course, I’m referring to the story that lead to the creation …

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    Don’t Let FOMO Paralyze You‏

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    No one wants to be left behind.

    No one wants to be the odd man out.

    No one wants to be the last to know.

    But, sometimes that’s just how it has to be. Someone has to be last to know. Or perhaps not to know at all. There is nothing wrong with this. There …

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    Mistakes, Mea Culpas and Moving On

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    No matter how pure your motives you will make mistakes.

    Truth Test: Raise your hand if you have never made a mistake.

    If true, you probably aren’t trying hard enough.

    “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein

    Mistakes Happen

    We need to deal with them and move …

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    What’s on your summer reading and writing list

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    What will you be reading this summer?

    What will you be writing this summer?

    Finding time to do both can be easier than you think.

    Almost everyone I know says they never have time to read any more. While I think most of us read a lot every day it’s not the kind of reading …

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    Three Things Every Grad Should Be Doing

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    As we enter the graduation season I’d like to ask every graduate to consider these three things. For some people this is already part of their DNA and they’ve been doing them for years. For others they might be doing one or two of them regularly. I’m suggesting at this important milestone that you do …

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    How Making Toast can make you a Problem Solver

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    Take 3 minutes and draw how you make toast.

    Grab a pen and paper and start drawing. Don’t use words. Just your artistic skills.

    Draw the steps you would use to make toast. Have some fun with it. For this initial 3 minute exercise do this solo. For the next time you do this consider …

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    Five Things about Business I’ve learned from Mountain Biking

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    Even if you have never ridden a mountain bike I think these tips might be helpful to you.

    Pro Tip: If you have ever ridden a bike you can ride a mountain bike.

    Some might say, but it’s too hard or there might be obstacles that I won’t be able to navigate.

    Guess what? This …

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    What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

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    It’s probably not a surprise to you that you need to keep learning throughout your entire life.

    While the mode and pace of learning will change over time it is critical to know how to learn, unlearn and relearn. As I wrote about in this post Unlearning Your Way to Success there is a need …

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    Is Barter Ready for a Comeback?

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    Have you ever traded for something?

    Perhaps it was a stick of gum in elementary school.

    Perhaps it was for someone to mow your lawn or paint your house or perhaps do your homework.

    Barter is ready for a comeback.

    bar·ter  ˈbärdər/ The exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money.…

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    The Only Three Words You Need to Know

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    Imagine you had the perfect response to a pesky question right at the tip of your tongue.

    For example, when someone asks if you think you can start a business, run a marathon or win a lucrative contract?

    When a pesky question like this is made of you here are 3 simple words to put …

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