While It’s Still Called Today

9-11 changed the world

I’ve read a bunch of facebook posts and tweets today remembering and honoring the fallen souls from the heinous terrorist attacks of 9/11.

It struck me that it’s been 14 years since the attack.

I remember it like it was yesterday.

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We Don’t Need More Ideas, We Need More Action

hammer and nail

My favorite books to read are every non-fiction tome on how to be a better me. Each one has been a good read. From Napoleon Hill and Seth Godin to John Maxwell and Jon Acuff – they’re all good reads. Even when someone is parroting what other experts have already said – I still feel like I learn when I re-read the same things.

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That’s What You’ve Got to Figure Out

famous proverb interpretation with sticky notes on blackboard about concentration

Today’s “Question of the Day” for my students was – what is ONE thing you want to accomplish this summer? For many of them they have one last summer before they graduate next year and start their biggie-boy-or-girl jobs.

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Make Sure It’s Not a Total Waste

Is this meeting really necessary?

Have you ever noticed how often things don’t go as you planned?

I was invited to give a short 15 minute presentation of my book to a Business Advisory Group at my university. I was honored they would ask me to speak and gladly accepted the invitation. I was actually looking forward to this because there were a good number of decision makers in the room.

The meeting was 2.5 hours long, and I was on the agenda for the last 15 minutes. That’s right. For a 2.5 hour meeting, I was the guy to go the last 15 minutes, right before lunch. They say never be the “guy standing before an audience and lunch.”

I was that guy.

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