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A Republic, If You Can Keep It. Go Vote.

Whether or not you believe that corporations are ruining our government and destroying our existence, you should go vote. No voting = no complaining. Do your part. “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” “A Republic, if you can keep it.” The response is Benjamin Franklin’s when asked at the close of […]

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Perfection Paralysis

High achievers can get caught up in the perfection of their work.  “I don’t want to put my name on it unless it’s perfect.”  Sound familiar?  I’ve said it too.  It’s easy to get paralyzed by perfection.  You need the words to be just a little better in this email or you need the shot […]

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Can You See The Future?

When you speak to one of your employees or coworkers, you have a choice.  You know these people are growing, as we all are.  You decide daily whether you recognize the people that you are speaking to as they are right now or as you know who they can and will be. Choosing to recognize […]

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The Difference Between Agreement and Commitment

A Los Angeles police officer wrapped up a morning meeting where they were reminded on the importance of wearing their bulletproof vests.  Everyone in the room nodded their head in agreement, understanding the importance of a bulletproof vest and how it can save your life. Later that day, one of the officers was called to […]

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Rerouting Your Life | Interview with Dave Peckens

I’m a lucky guy.  People contact me regularly because they need someone to talk to about changing jobs.  These are people from all walks of life – older, younger, educated and not, those with “dream jobs” and those looking for a better life.  We sit down either face-to-face, via phone or Skype and talk about […]

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Filtering Feedbacks and Attacks

Reading through Dr. Mark Goulston’s blog posts, I noticed a piece about independence.  He explains that the successful people he coaches have the follow three attributes in common: self-reliance, resourcefulness and coachability. Many of us will take on additional responsibility and we’ll look for ways to leverage resources but we miss out on these high […]

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Learning from Everyone

Last Saturday, National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) Annual Conference came to San Antonio.  I had the pleasure of volunteering with some of my BMPR pals.  We volunteered to be citizen journalists as well as teach social media to anyone during the conference.  In my first interview I met a well-kept man in his mid […]

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Sometimes It’s You

Sometimes it’s you… that was wrong. that saved the day. that has to take the first step. that needs a break. that can do it, because no one else can. that has to say “I’m sorry.” that lends a helping hand. that doesn’t deserve it. that believes in others. that pushes it over the edge. […]

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New York City – It’s YouTube in Real Life

Joe Gallo (@jgallo02) kindly allowed me to guest blog my ramblings on his awesome site, Tales of a New Yorker.  A big thank you to Michael Bettiol (@bettiol) for making the connection.  Below is NYC through my eyes. “I posted a video on YouTube and I’m getting the weirdest responses…some people have said some really […]

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