success

Playing Catch with Dad

Playing Catch with Dad

I loved summer afternoons as a kid because when my dad would get off work, we would always head to the backyard for a game of catch. I played every sport, but in the summer, I was obsessed with baseball. My dad always took the time to work with me on my game and encourage me to get better day by day. I was a pitcher, and I loved every time I had the opportunity to stand on a mound 60' 6" away from a competitor.

Let Your Creativity Thrive

Let Your Creativity Thrive

Creativity is defined as the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. In my new book It All Matters, I discuss creativity in great depth. As I look back on my most creative times in life, I realize that the majority of my success is tied directly to the moments that I refused to quit, give up, or allow negative circumstances to affect my mental and emotional state.

The Power of Fundamentals

The Power of Fundamentals

In life, our victories and setbacks are a direct result of how fundamentally strong we are in our chosen field of endeavor. Every person has the ability to develop strong "fundamentals" if they are willing to do the hard and worthwhile work it requires.

The Sophisticated Beggar

The Sophisticated Beggar

During a business trip to Edmonton, I encountered someone who made an indelible impression on me. In fact, he captured my attention, made me laugh, and he even closed the master closer. He did all of this in a matter of minutes by following several basic selling principles.

Dependability

Dependability

Are you dependable? If you truly possess and display this attribute, it will go a long way in your workplace. It sounds too basic, but people need to know without a doubt they can count on you every day, every time, without fail, no exceptions. It's one of the first things a business owner considers when putting together a candidate list for potential promotions...