Category Archives: Motivation

MMM: Mastering Monday

My friend Richard Pachter reviews two books that tell us how to deal with the beginning of a new week.  As Deepak might say, “Monday is pure potential struggling for manifestation.”

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MMM: ‘tude check

“A man without a smiling face must not open a shop” — Ancient Chinese proverb Even if all your client communications are electronic rather than face to face, your attitude still comes through. Are you friendly? Are you approachable? Are … Continue reading

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MMM: Get ready for New Year’s!

Started planning yet? Here’s a great post from Dumb Little Man about kicking your motivation into high gear. Want some more? How about this tasty tidbit from Seth Godin: Here’s a question that you should clip out and tape to … Continue reading

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Success comes through hard work and persistence

My little book club was lucky enough to talk with Kristy Kiernan, author of the recent book group favorite, Catching Genius. I’ve always wondered about overnight sensation stories like hers, so we talked about her path to success. Turns out … Continue reading

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MMM: Maximum Motivation

Well, it’s more like Monday Evening Motivation – I got back at noon today from running the Space Coast Half Marathon in Cocoa Beach and haven’t had time until now to get to this. Take a look at these great … Continue reading

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MMM: Mark Sellers on success

Greg Mankiw quotes hedgie Mark Sellers instructing Harvard Business School students. Greg focused on the Mark’s comments that clear writing expresses clear thinking (and you’d better be good at clear thinking), but I got a lot more out of the … Continue reading

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Young guy makes WSJ’s “Gift of the Week”

36 year old Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape, gave $27.5 million to Stanford University Hospital. Wow! Here’s Marc talking about the gift on his blog. Mrs. Thatcher used to say, “No one would remember the Good Samaritan if all … Continue reading

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MMM: Overcoming your moods

One of the foundational steps in Stephen Covey’s prescription for self-mastery is developing a sense of honor which is so important to you that it becomes greater than your moods. So if I’ve made a commitment to do something, the … Continue reading

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MMM: Get out there and sell something!

BusinessPundit wrote a great post about selling for introverts. Now you may have started your web-based business thinking, “No more sales calls! No more sales presentations!” I’m here to tell you that’s the wrong way to think. Everything needs pitching. … Continue reading

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Covey: Four Disciplines

Just listened to Stephen Covey’s Four Disciplines of Execution. Classic Covey, no big surprises. The four disciplines are: Focus on your Wildly Important Goals Create a compelling scoreboard Translate lofty goals into specific actions Hold each other accountable all the … Continue reading

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