You Cannot Be a Smart Asshole

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There is no such thing as a smart asshole. You can’t be both of those things at the same time; and if you are the latter, then you are not the former. There are lots of different lines of intelligence. Howard Gardner of Harvard wrote a book making the case that cognitive … [Read more...]

Episode 28 – On Turning Adversaries Into Allies with Bob Burg

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What can I say about Bob Burg that you don't already know from having read The Go Giver? I can tell you that I am happy to call him a friend and a mentor. I invited Bob back into the arena to share some ideas from his new book, Adversaries Into Allies: Win People Over Without … [Read more...]

A Diseased Mindset

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Value Creators have a code. They have a certain mindset. It looks different to people who haven’t yet come to understand what the Value Creator knows. A lot of people have a mindset that is still diseased, poisoned by unhealthy beliefs and bad ideas. I Need a Motivator “My … [Read more...]

You’re Writing the Middle Chapter

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I heard a very good speech at Toastmasters a few months ago. It was a painful story about love and betrayal. The story was extremely well told, and everyone who heard it was moved, me included. But at the end of the speech, I was left with a sense of dread. There was no … [Read more...]

A Choice of Two Impostors

A Choice of Two Imposters

Many people aren’t living the life they really want to live. They aren’t doing what they want to do, and they aren’t being who they really are. Instead, they’re pretending to be someone else. They’re pretending to be the person that other people expect them to be. It’s easier to … [Read more...]