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15
Aug

Gold Medal Mind-Set

If you are like me, and millions of viewers, you have been watching the Rio Olympics. As we all hope for and wish to witness, there has been some exceptional performances at the highest level of competition. Some that come to mind are Michael Phelps in the 200 Individual Medley in which he won gold […]

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07
Aug

Jimmy Walker Breathes to his first major-2016 PGA championship

Congrats to Jimmy Walker on winning your first major! JW won the 2016 PGA championships and he deserved it with his amazing ball striking and putting. You can imagine how nervous he may have felt coming down the stretch. JW did not admit it as he looked cool as a cucumber but he was nervous […]

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24
Jul

Vacations are needed to revitalize yourself

We are in the midst of summer. During these months, many people head to the beach and visit great resort areas such as Hilton Head or Panama City. Many others will cool off with a mountain breeze in the Smokies or on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Now is the time for rest, relaxation, and recovery. […]

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26
Jun

Let “Hamilton” teach you how to Fail Forward.

Last Week, Leslie Odom Jr. won the 2016 Tony Award for best actor in a musical. His portrayal of Aaron Burr in the Smash hit, Hamilton, has won him immense acclaim for his performance. Not only is Leslie an amazing actor, but his singing and dancing is phenomenal. But Leslie was not always as successful […]

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06
Jun

How Muhammad Ali taught us emotional toughness

A true legend and icon of sport passed this week. Muhammad Ali was not only champion of the boxing world, but also he was a world champion activist. He stood up for his beliefs with action. Ali also loved to recite poetry and was beloved for his wit. He was an inspiration to millions when […]

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06
May

The Secret to Influence-ALPS

Communication is the soul of selling. Great communicators have the power of influence with their message. The good news is that science has discovered key tools of influence so that you could possess this power with the right words at the right time. Robert Cialdini is one of the foremost experts in the science of […]

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10
Apr

Find Serenity like Rob Lowe

Most books come with the slight hope that a few parts will be worthy of your time. Rob Lowes’ “The stories I only tell my friends: An autobiography” makes your time pass so quickly because it is both an entertaining and informative gem. Rob Lowe starts the book with a story of John F. Kennedy […]

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22
Feb

Embrace Feedback Like Harper Lee

Do you value constructive criticism? Do you see feedback as a growth opportunity? Luckily for us, Harper Lee did. With her passing this month, many poignant stories are being retold in the media. One that intrigued me was her positive take with constructive criticism. When Harper Lee sold her first manuscript, Set a Watchman, the […]

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09
Feb

Be mentally prepared like Peyton Manning

The 50th Super Bowl is in the books, and like a good Hollywood script, the winning quarterback will eventually be a hall-of-famer. Peyton Manning has never been the fastest quarterback, or had a fantastic arm. But he did what all successful people do in every field. Peyton Manning prepared mentally for every game. He is […]

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31
Jan

Get Emotionally Tough when the squeeze is on!

What is the “One Thing” that helps you to perform at your very best under pressure? As I travel the country speaking to businesses about emotional toughness, I continually get this “one thing” question. Some people want the easy answer, but there are no easy answers to this essential question. However, in all my consulting […]

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