Your 1st, 2nd and Biggest Mistakes

Your 1st mistake is the mistake itself.

Your 2nd mistake would be making the same mistake twice.

But your biggest mistake is being so afraid of making a mistake that you don’t do anything.

The 1st and 2nd aren’t nearly as harmful to your business as the latter because making mistakes is where the learning and opportunity for growth begins.

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Interest vs. Commitment

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. The Difference Between Interest and Commitment Last month I made the commitment to record and post one video blog…

5 Words to Consider Eliminating from Your Sales Vocabulary

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In sales, finding the right words is critical to one’s success. There can be a noticeable difference to both the salesperson and the consumer when the dialogue is planned yet personable instead of cold, canned and corny. There are some words that never will grow tiresome to most people. Words we learned at a very…

Carry That Weight

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. “Now on the tee…” 40 years ago I was a caddy at Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington, Ohio….

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

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What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a standard question we ask our children. It is a fantastic conversation starter when we encounter kids barely old enough to speak or college students who are still unsure of their future. I’m guessing it was a question you might have asked yourself once…

Early Season Expectations

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. Early season golf is a blessing and a curse. It’s always great to get back out on the golf…

Better Days Ahead

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. One week. Seven days. Each one carries their own stereotypical imagery. Wednesday is the “hump day” that gets us…

Good, Better, Best

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. April 4th is author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou’s birthday. She’s given the world some amazing words…

Same Path, Different Exit

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I lost a good friend yesterday. Jessica Hogg was my friend, co-worker, mentor, sounding board, running mate, goof-off buddy, confidant and most of all “Birthday Twin.”   You see, Jessica and I were both born on October 12, 1967. I guess that’s what helped connect us. Something bigger than any of us can imagine somehow…

Don’t Hurry, Be Happy

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Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. A mentor of mine once told me “never act like you’re in a hurry when you’re not in a…