What Is Poverty? (Blog Action Day Post)

What is poverty? Is it a financial situation? Is it a moral challenge? What about an intellectual one? Maybe it is most and foremost a mindset and esteem issue.
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Training Challenged?

Why do some people instantly seem to master things while others take forever?

For example, Olympic 25-year-old Silver Medal pole-vaulter Jenn Stuczynski made it to world class status in less than 4 years. While the Gold medalist 26-year-old Russian Yelena Isinbayeva spent over 10. What was different about their training? [Read more →]

Has Your Esteem Been Abused?

His name is Bill Bartmann and he was presenting at a major seminar on “the millionaire mindset”. Mr. Bartmann is a billionaire with amazing credentials. He was talking on one of the most important characteristic of the wealthy, without this one characteristic they would never reach their lofty goals. What is this one attribute? What is this one trait?

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How Stressed Are You?

Have you ever participated in a 30 day challenge? As mentioned in an earlier post, I’m smack dab in the middle of one.


The thing about challenges, they test your resolve. Life pulls you in one direction, the challenge in another, your career a third and family still one more. Then someone asks, “How Stressed Are You?”

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What’s Next From The Company? Seven Sphincter Deployment

There we were talking about corporate improvement strategies. We were having a simple discussion in the locker-room when a raw nerve was struck. So we dropped the subject.

About a week later I finally remembered that the cause of the raw nerve was very common. This individual was reacting to a reasonable fumbling of a well meaning consultant who was very competent with the tools of process improvement, but lacked a persistent understanding of the culture of integration.

What is a typical situation is that tools take on a life of there own. Management gets convinced that a specific tool is an end all methodology. Then they force it on unsuspecting victims who see the tool as over complicating a very simple problem. [Read more →]

Turn On Brilliance, Switch Off Time Management?

Have you ever worked on something that you were absolutely possessed about? You weren’t working you were obsessed. Time flew by, there were no hiccups and inspiration was in everything you did. You were performing at a level of high quality and you produced a lot. You were in a zone of contentment and clarity. [Read more →]