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A DOG NAMED DOMINO PART TWO

A DOG NAMED DOMINO  PART TWO Some of you might’ve read an earlier “motivator” I wrote about our rascal dog, Domino. She’s “a piece of work” as we  say in Ohio…   She’ll be a year old on October 25th and has not lost one tiny bit of her crazy puppy playfulness (or naughtiness), barking and yipping… read more

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF CONVICTION

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF CONVICTION  There’s nothing more thrilling than believing, no actually knowing, that you are exactly the right person to be walking into the room, up to the microphone, into the interview or onto the stage to make the pitch, ask for the order and yes, nail the sale. Once you know it, once you own it, once you’ve got “It’s mine!” (or “It’s… read more

CONFIDENCE!

 It’s the beginning of a new season. Time to play big…                CONFIDENCE! It’s extraordinary how many people whom I work with begin our first conversation with, “The thing is, I just don’t have any confidence.  And given everything that’s going on in my life - especially my work – that’s not a… read more

IT’S TIME TO RATTLE THOSE CAGES….

I wrote this “Motivator” a few years ago and thought, all things considered, it was time to reprise it. Shaking things up every now and then is a good thing: for the people we care about, the people we work with…and for ourselves. Do it. IT’S TIME TO RATTLE  THOSE CAGES….   The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius (referred… read more

YOU’RE THE ONE

YOU’RE THE ONE It’s true, you are. Didn’t you know? Let me be specific… You’re the one who’s there when people need you without they’re ever asking. You’re the one to takes care without needing to take charge. You’re the one who stands for the greater good even if it doesn’t serve your particular needs. You’re the one who… read more

THE COURAGE TO DO THE RIGHT THING…

THE COURAGE TO DO THE RIGHT THING… Senator John McCain’s death Saturday was not unexpected but still it was a blow. Most of us, regardless of our political leanings, had not only tremendous respect for him but a lot of affection, as well. It was hard not to.  It was never about “him” – but… read more

From Shrinking Violet to Alpha Female

From Shrinking Violet to Alpha Female A decade or so ago we had a bit of a “mouse situation” in our house in Connecticut. Not exactly an infestation, but they were definitely there. And they were brazenly bold little rascals, totally unintimidated by people – and too agile for traps. “We need a cat!” I announced to… read more

FAILING OUR WAY TO SUCCESS…

 FAILING OUR WAY TO SUCCESS… Here’s one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite guys… “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And… read more

“WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE”

“WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE” I found a copy of Kahlil Gibran’s beautiful book, THE PROPHET, recently on a hall table, that seemed to be asking me to pick it up. I’d given the book to our daughter, Abigail as a gift when she graduated from college and she’d obviously been re-reading it. The odd thing was… read more

TRUMP’S UNREALITY SHOW OR…THROWING THE TRUTH UNDER THE BUS

TRUMP’S UNREALITY SHOW OR…THROWING THE TRUTH UNDER THE BUS     In a recent piece he calls “The Truth About Trump,” Michael D. Antonio wrote in the Boston Globe, “Write a biography about Donald Trump and the first question posed by TV anchors, friends and absolute strangers is: Why does the president lie so much?” … read more