Finding Alfred

I was recently consulting an agent who has been in the process of (once again) trying to hire the perfect assistant for his business. The agent is someone for whom I have the utmost respect. He is fearless. He has a great work ethic. He lead generates relentlessly....

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ZERO Gravity

12 weeks ago I had surgery to replace a severed ACL, a torn meniscus and torn cartilage in my knee. My recovery has been textbook: tough, with steady and certain progress, and slower than my impatient self would like. Two weeks ago, I walked into my physical therapy...

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The Four Components of Success

When you think of “exciting” sports, golf probably isn’t generally what comes to mind. However, the last round of The Masters tournament on Sunday was as exciting as sports get. If you missed it, you missed it. It kept you on the edge of your seat until the very last...

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Beware of Your Payoffs

I recently had a chance to consult a friend in the Northeast who was struggling with her results in a particular area of her life. I asked her a few questions and I could tell that she had clearly defined the results she wanted and that she had already made progress...

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Things Change

One of the most memorable things I remember my dad telling me before he died is, “Things change.” We talked about this quite a bit in his final months on this earth. Things change. Nothing stays the same. Nothing is supposed to. Things get better or worse. Things grow...

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

I’ve always loved a great story. And I’ve always been fascinated with people who are great storytellers. The way they reel you in with the tone of their voice, the way they pause at the perfect time and how they string together bits of ordinary information to make an...

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Problems are Airplanes

My 16 year old son, Noble, is working on a group project at school. His entire grade is spending this week on national and global problems and how to solve them (poverty, homelessness, immigration, racism, etc.). In sharing his thoughts, I was surprised to see how...

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Beware of Compensation!

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. I do, however, like to think about what I’ve experienced and observed over the past year, and I try to create some rules, boundaries and things I’d like to improve or work on in the year ahead. During my time of reflecting over...

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YesterdaysTodayTomorrows

All of us have things about our past that we wish were different. All of us have things that we like today and that we hope will never change. And all of us have things we want to create for our lives tomorrow. The thoughts and feelings we carry with us are a...

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Life’s too Short

All of us have experienced anger towards another person in our lifetime. Anger towards another is one of the most detrimental voluntary transfers of energy and power that exist. If life is “too short” for this and “too short” for that, then life is surely too short to...

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