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A-Z Of Business: Never Say No The First Time

I’ve been thinking lately about doing the impossible, which has brought me to the next topic in my A-Z series. This blog, representing “N,” is “Never Say No The First Time.” How many of you are thinking that sometimes you need to say “No!” to…

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A-Z Of Business: The 3Ms

Once in a while I have to stop and check my “meaningful meter.” In other words, how meaningful are the activities I currently have on my weekly to do list? Many times I get to that point where I seem to have an overwhelming amount…

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Live Life Without Timelines

Recently, a friend who is a prominent business person apologized to me for not getting back to me in a timely fashion. But who am I to judge when the time is right for this person to get back to me? That started me thinking…

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A-Z Of Business: Live Life

What is your definition of living life? You may think spending 60 hours a week in the office and then rushing to a business-orientated golf outing on Saturday is living life, but it’s not. To truly live life, you need to be interacting with all…

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Kaleidoscope II: Changing Patterns And The Organic Twinkie

Recently, I attended my 30th Expo West, the natural and organic products expo in Anaheim, California. Interestingly, the conference challenged me to put to use the principals of the Kaleidoscope blog I published last week in my A-Z of Business series. I was able to…

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A-Z Of Business: Kaleidoscope Effect

When I was young I was fascinated with a kaleidoscope. To begin with, the reflections appear to be a fragmented view of the world around you broken into complete chaos. You can move the chaos either by moving the kaleidoscope around, or by spinning the…

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Jive on the Journey

This week I was thinking about another “J” blog and how to follow up on the Joy Through Mindfulness blog I published last week. I felt inspired—maybe it was going dancing last Saturday night or maybe it was thinking about the idea of someone walking…

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A-Z Of Business: Joy Through Mindfulness

I spent my Wednesday morning giving the opening talk at the UCSD Ignite Conference, so I thought I’d share my notes with you today. Over the past month as I’ve been traveling, I’ve thought a lot about what I would say at this important gathering,…

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Trust Your Instinct

Recently, I visited with a very smart Silicon Valley CEO. We were discussing a new product that he is very excited about and the product got me very excited as well. He was really challenging me for insights into the marketing and the launch of…

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