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Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

Too Seriously to Enjoy Life Today I am back on the bandwagon about taking yourself too seriously. Quit it. My passion in life is helping people find their confidence and also teaching organizations how they can create a Culture of Confidence™. One of the constants...

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Stay in Your Comfort Zone

Stay in Your Comfort Zone

It Is Your Comfort Zone, Embrace It You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting some speaker who is encouraging you to get out of your comfort zone. You know, that was great phrase when it first came on the scene. It applied mostly to athletes and people who were doing...

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I am Serious About This

I am Serious About This

Seriously? I am staying on the topic of not taking yourself too seriously. It is the enemy of confidence. That type of thinking damages your confidence because you are in a constant state of judging your own behavior by some standard you imagine that others are...

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Confidence to Admit You are Struggling

Confidence to Admit You are Struggling

Show Your Confidence Sometimes it takes a little show of confidence to admit that you are not where you want to be in your business or personal life. I am not talking about complaining. Complaining will never accomplish anything. Only action produces results....

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Whose Opinion Counts?

Whose Opinion Counts?

“If all men count with you, but none too much; …” This line is from one of the best pieces of poetry I have ever read. My father taught me this poem when I was a young man and I have tried to make it my roadmap since then. I haven’t always succeeded and sometimes I...

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Unbeatable Confidence

Unbeatable Confidence

It Is About The Obstacles To Confidence Recently I spoke to the Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce on my favorite subject, confidence. In fact it was all about creating a Culture of Confidence®. The feedback I received was very encouraging to me. It validated the...

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What Others Think

What Others Think

Why Do We Do It? So many people worry about what others might think of them. It is a common emotion. It is a prevalent thought in many of the people I coach when we first start out. It is only natural to be concerned about what others might think. What is interesting...

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Would a Small Business Coach Be Your Best Option

Would a Small Business Coach Be Your Best Option

The Perfect Plan Now that your business is up and running you have begun to find a few blemishes in your original plan. That is perfectly understandable. The old military saying that “no plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the...

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Confidence Is The Foundation Of Success

Confidence Is The Foundation Of Success

Confidence Comes First There is no getting around it. Confidence is the thing that serves as the bedrock of success. It is that quality that is needed in order to take on a challenge with the right attitude. Imagine a long line. That is what I call the spectrum of...

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What is an Entrepreneur Coach?

What is an Entrepreneur Coach?

Entrepreneur Coach Explained If you are serious about your business you have probably asked the question, “What is an entrepreneur coach?” Or maybe you have wondered how to find an entrepreneur coach. An entrepreneur coach is simply a small business coach. A small...

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Confidence In The Workplace

Confidence In The Workplace

Confidence Starts With Management Having a Culture of Confidence® in a business or organization starts at the management level. Whether your organization is two or two thousand, it has a culture. A culture is a set of beliefs. It is defined by the practices performed...

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Confidence Is Necessary For True Success

Confidence Is Necessary For True Success

Nobody really succeeds without confidence. There may be a situation where it looks as though one is successful, but if they lack confidence in themselves and what they are doing that apparent success will soon turn into turmoil. I know that sounds almost cruel. It is...

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Opportunity Outlook Explanation

Opportunity Outlook Explanation

Have an Opportunity Outlook Have you ever had a time in your life where something happens and you feel like throwing your hands up and saying, “Enough!” Sure, we all have. One more thing is added to your already busy schedule. Or your car breaks down. Or you get some...

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Developing Confidence

Developing Confidence

Confidence Comes With Effort If you are in doubt about your abilities, you cannot expect others to believe in you. So how does the beginner build the confidence necessary to succeed? Let’s start with the first rule. Confidence is not something you are born with, it is...

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Listening Like You Mean It

Listening Like You Mean It

I Am Listening It is a Sunday morning at about 4:45 a.m. Like many of you, I do some of my best work when I wake up in the middle of the night. Listening to the silence around me helps me to concentrate. Sometimes it is very clear that I won’t fall right back to...

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Entrepreneur Coach Helps Your Vision

Entrepreneur Coach Helps Your Vision

Entrepreneurs Can Lose Focus An entrepreneur coach does not need to know the particulars of how to run your business or profession. Instead a good business coach needs to know how to get the best out of you. When people find out I am a coach for entrepreneurs they...

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The Opportunity to Manage

The Opportunity to Manage

It Is a Matter of Perspective Would you rather live a life of opportunities or a life sentence of obligations? Often people talk in terms of “having” to do something. When the reality is they actually “get” to do it. Think of those times when you hear a co-worker talk...

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Starbucks Coffee and Confidence

Starbucks Coffee and Confidence

An Open Letter to Starbucks Dear Starbucks; The manager of that Starbucks store in Philadelphia really screwed up when she called 911 to make a report about the two African-American men sitting in her store not buying anything. Okay, now that we have stated the...

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Unshakable Confidence

Unshakable Confidence

I Will Not Lose My Confidence I went into the practice of law to help people. There was always something inside of me that made me feel that the justice system was weighted in favor of some while it was weighted unfairly against others. My confidence in the decision...

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Confidence Counts

Confidence Counts

Have Confidence In Yourself First It is difficult to see yourself as others see you. Having confidence that you are really as good as people tell you is something that has to be developed. It is part of creating a Culture of Confidence®. Do You Hear What I Hear?...

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Confidence in the Outcome Counts

Confidence in the Outcome Counts

Confidence Can Control the Result The fact that a person has very little confidence in the positive outcome of an event has a great deal to do with the outcome of that event. That statement seems evident and at the same time I encounter people almost every day who are...

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5 Elements Every Entrepreneur Encounters

5 Elements Every Entrepreneur Encounters

Entrepreneur Success Rate As an entrepreneur you already know that running a small business is no easy task. If it were easy everybody who started one would be a success. Instead, most small businesses don’t make it. Fifty percent fail in the first five years. Sixty...

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Steam Room Confidence

Steam Room Confidence

Confidence is Developed A man in the steam room at the gym asked me what I spoke about. I told him that I work with organizations that want their people to be confident, decisive and productive. I speak about creating a Culture of Confidence™. He asked me to expand on...

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Sexual Harassment and The Entrepreneur

Sexual Harassment and The Entrepreneur

Sexual Harassment Sexual Harassment in the workplace has been against the law in America for more than fifty years. In Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Congress enacted the following language. “It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer … to...

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Lasting Confidence

Lasting Confidence

No Success Without Confidence Confidence is a crucial element to success. Nobody, no company, no person, ever enjoys lasting success without confidence. There may be a temporary spurt of success without confidence. But it never lasts. It never lasts because without...

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How To Create Confidence in Your Employees

How To Create Confidence in Your Employees

A Culture of Confidence™ If your employees have confidence that you have confidence in them, you are on your way to creating a Culture of Confidence™ for your business. Productivity and profits are not far behind. As an entrepreneur coach I work with...

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Establish a Culture of Confidence®

Establish a Culture of Confidence®

What is Your Company's Culture? You can't succeed without a culture of confidence. Every company, no matter the size operates with its own culture. That culture sometimes evolves unintentionally. Other times it is determined by design. However it comes about there is...

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Salesforce Confidence

Salesforce Confidence

Creating A Culture of Confidence™ You can teach your sales staff all of the technical tricks of the trade. You can arm them with all of the proper tools. If they don’t have the confidence to use them, it is just a waste of time and money. Experienced sales managers...

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Self-Doubt Eliminated

Self-Doubt Eliminated

Self-Doubt Can Be Your Biggest Problem Self-doubt is a crippling condition. One of the hardest things for some people to do is to silence that voice that whispers in your ear that you are not good enough. I call it your Gremlin. It is something that can stop even the...

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Entrepreneur Marketing Errors

Entrepreneur Marketing Errors

Entrepreneur Encouragement The majority of people who start out to be an entrepreneur go out of business within about three years. I see my job as a speaker and coach to keep that from happening to you. Most people in business are capable of doing better than they are...

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Mistakes Help You Learn

Mistakes Help You Learn

There Are Mistakes Everywhere Mistakes are a constant in life. Everybody makes them. They are a sign of progress. Making mistakes is how you grow. If you did everything right, you wouldn’t be learning a thing. Think about it. Without mistakes you would never realize...

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