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Power Contributes to Success

In previous posts, I’ve written about the importance of working well with other people, and I’ve also touched on various topics relating to power. But this time, I’m going straight to the essence of power: it’s the ability to make things happen,…

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Signs You’re Successful

In a previous post, I referred to coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success as a way to redefine success and failure so as to include only factors entirely within your control. In this way, you can feel successful, regardless of particular wins…

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OK – Just Do It

I admit it: normally, this blog is heavily skewed toward serious topics that will almost certainly help you boost your level of productivity and success. But sometimes productivity and success can, should – and yes, even must – take a back seat.…

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Cultivate Your Charisma

Charisma. What is it? Where does it come from? How is it useful? How can you gather more of it? Simply put, charisma is a person’s ability to attract positive attention, gather willing followers, and influence their behavior. Cult leaders generally show…

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What’s In a Vision?

There’s a story I like, which may or may not be true, about the building of Disney World, which opened in 1971, five years after the death of Walt Disney. Many of the speakers at the opening ceremony lamented that Walt couldn’t…

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Expanding Your Limits

One of the things I’ve tried to do my whole adult life is expand my personal limits. Early on, I realized I inherently gave little or no credence to the limitations that others tried to put on me (“You can’t do that!).…

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Make Your Team Better

There’s a story about basketball’s Hall of Fame superstar, Magic Johnson, which may or may not be true. But it’s a great story anyway. Supposedly, he was the star player on his team in high school and one of the best players…

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