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    The Joy of a Checklist


    Are you a list maker?

    Do you live by your lists?

    How many lists do you have going right now?

    If you are like most people you have at least two lists. One for work stuff and one for personal stuff. How often do these lists overlap?

    For most of recorded history there has been …

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    How long should you sit on your Kingdom?


    After all your hard work.

    Isn’t it time to sit back and relax?

    It’s so compelling to think about it. It’s so alluring, but don’t go there … It’s a Trap!

    Today I was listening to Marc Benioff. Founder and CEO of Salesforce. The pioneer in the “No Software” movement. He was asked about some …

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    You were just hit by a bus, now what?


    What is your bus coefficient?

    Meaning, if you were to suddenly be removed from your role what would happen.

    Imagine that metaphorically you were just hit by a bus.

    What are you going to do now? What will happen to your projects? What will happen with your team?

    Of course, I hope you weren’t really hit …

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    Don’t Prolong the Rejection


    Sometimes we don’t want to put our art out there for fear of it being rejected.

    That was the case with Jeff Kinney.

    He is the author and creator of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of bestselling books.

    After a successful stint at drawing a comic strip for his college newspaper he found …

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    What we can learn from 40 years of SNL


    40 years of anything is a long time.

    It’s 5 years older than the oldest Millennial

    Can you imagine doing anything for 40 years?

    Saturday Night Live Just Turned 40

    What can we learn from SNL turning 40? Plenty!

    “The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30.” ~ Lorne …

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    Why Unvites are OK and When to Use Them


    There are times when you realize you need to pull back.

    When you realize you might have gone too far.

    I’m talking about LinkedIn invites. And that you might want to Withdraw one, two or a few of them every so often.

    And, there is nothing wrong with this.

    Reality Check 1:

    Have you ever …

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    Capitalizing on The War for Talent


    There is a hot conversation going on in a lot of businesses.

    Most every business is facing a challenge related to hiring, retaining and training employees.

    And, if they don’t feel the pain now they will in a few years. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be shortfall of 18 million people to fill roles …

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    What Every Millennial Can Learn From LEGO


    A decade ago LEGO was losing $1M a day.

    A lot has changed.

    Now they are cranking out a 24% profit margin.

    Fun Facts:

    105,000 LEGO pieces are made every minute There are at least 80 LEGO pieces for every human on the planet Lego generates 60% of it’s business in December

    What Changed?

    In the early …

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    2015 Will Be The Year Of IntraPreneurship


    Have you ever had a great idea at work?

    Were you able to do anything about it?

    In 2015 that will change. Or, it should.

    Smart Companies are stepping up and are willing to help internal employees to develop their ideas. Is your company one of them? I hope so.

    Some of the more famous …

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    Why You Should Focus On The Long Game


    Every day things come at us from all directions.

    Every day we are faced with a decision: What to do?

    That decision can be made much easier when you are Focused on your Long Game.

    When you know where you are going you can make conscientious decisions that impact YOUR plans and YOUR goals. This …

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