Speaking in Symphonies

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We are all swimming in noise. Of course you know this already. You experience this overload on a daily basis and you think of ways to not be part of the problem.

How do you engage others and connect them to all the incredible goodness you do? What gets you over the threshold and into the realm of real possibility?

As you ponder these questions, consider the college admissions work of MIT professor and author Cal Newport. ...

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The New “Not Most People” List: Part 2

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This is part two of our Spring/Summer  “Not Most People List”.  And once again I’d like to acknowledge a few inspiring people who are walking their unique path with courage, genuineness, and conviction. 

Cheers to each and every one of them!

Stephanie Adams (On Forging Your Own Path)

I always wanted to be like Stephanie Adams.  It just took me a lot longer to get ...

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The New “Not Most People” List!

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Spring/Summer 2011 Edition
Part 1 of 2

I’d like to acknowledge a few inspiring people who are walking their unique path with courage, genuineness, and conviction.

Thoreau famously stated that, Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. These are NOT those kind of folks!

Cheers to each and every one of them.


Terry Lord (On Being Authentic)

Terry Lord is a true original; perhaps more ...

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Strawberry Fields

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“Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
It’s getting hard to be someone but it all works out.
It doesn’t matter much to me.

Let me take you down, ’cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.
Strawberry Fields forever.”

History tells us John Lennon was amused when people attempted to ...

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit

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I’m right in the middle of starting a new business.  One month in and it’s intoxicating, rewarding, and scary all at once.  No doubt, none of this is a surprise to you.   In fact, I’m quite certain you could share far more interesting “lessons learned” from your own experiences.  Here are a few of mine that I initially found hard to accept, and yet, they kept popping up as if to say, “pay attention”.

Building a “Personal Brand” Takes ...

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Emotional Equity

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How do people connect with you?  Do they hear you among all the chatter?  Do they care?

Far too often, we neglect the beginnings.

We feel the need to sprint in order to compete with everything and everyone.  Unfortunately, in our race to the finish line, we create a patchwork of unremarkable service offerings and watered down messages.  Our efforts are admirable but misguided.

What can we do?

The first step is to slow down and stop the noise.

{yeeeessss.  much ...

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