Monthly Archives: April 2010

#166 – “I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process.” Oprah Winfrey

I have spent so much time worrying about outcomes that I haven’t always enjoyed the process. This is a reminder to me and hopefully to you to enjoy whatever it is you’re doing right now, do it to the best … Continue reading

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#165 – The person who is the best controlled wins – from: Winning, the Psychology of Competition by Stuart H. Walker

Mental toughness means being realistic, unemotional, rational and focusing your attention on what matters.  It’s also important to be able to relax because it’s extremely difficult to be successful in a state of tension and fear.  It may help to approach … Continue reading

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#164 – Build a relationship first and do business second. Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800 Flowers

To build a relationship whether personal or business, begin with honest sincere appreciation, ask questions instead of giving direct orders, show respect for the other person’s opinion and above all listen. This comes from, How to Win Friends and Influence … Continue reading

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#163 – “Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still.” A line from “Ash Wednesday,” a poem by T.S. Elliot.

 It’s wonderful to care about people, want them to do well and help them when you can.  At the same time, it’s necessary to recognize that you cannot make their choices or their decisions and by trying to do so, … Continue reading

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