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Tiger Woods

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Tiger Woods

What do Tiger Woods, Lawrence Cherono, and Notre Dame Cathedral, and Jacqueline Twining Mueller all have in common? Answer: I heard about all four today, and I’m pretty sure they’ve all seen some stuff. (click “source” for all) Tiger Woods cnbc.com reports: “Tiger Woods collected his 15th major win, and his fifth Masters, at the 2019 Masters Tournament on Sunday. The 43-year-old hadn’t won a major championship since 2008 when he triumphed at the U.S. Open. “Besides donning the coveted green jacket, Woods earned a sizable paycheck:...

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Boat Rockin’?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Boat Rockin’?

Boat Rockin’?

February 21st, my laptop got stolen (with lots of my files and my calendar) out of my rental car right in front of the nice restaurant during my one-hour coaching meeting! The thief broke out the back passenger side rear window, folded down the seatback, reached right into the trunk and grabbed my computer bag. Benefits? Yes! Many! Making good friends with LifeLock Identity Safe. Finding out my homeowner’s insurance covers the computer stuff (after a mighty deductible) even though my auto didn’t. Learning my auto insurance covers...

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Why “Argh”?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Why “Argh”?

Why “Argh”?

First: Argh, because the word can mean shiny (more…). Thus, Arghing can help you stand out as a leader and shine. Second: Argh, so you don’t argue (more…). Stop short of jumping overboard in the discussion. When you feel the need to argue consider simply nodding knowingly and gently growling, “Argh.” Third: Argh, to express yourself (more…)Either, Negatively, as in “Argh! Itʼs already 7:15! Weʼre never gonna make it!” Or, Positively, as in, “Argh! Itʼs only 7:15! Weʼre definitely gonna...

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Staff Struggling? Unify!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Staff Struggling? Unify!

Staff Struggling? Unify!

Argh! Super Bowl teams are unified! Both the ones that win and the ones that almost win. What is their secret? Find out here: Click “Super Bowl” to see my video (4.5 minutes) with Eight Strategic Super-Steps to unity and action. If you have a minute after viewing please reply and let me know your thoughts. Thank you! Best re-Arghs,Cap’n John

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Who’s Educated?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Who’s Educated?

Who’s Educated?

Whether you are proud, or ashamed, of your education, Educated by Tara Westover is the book for you! Tara takes us on a crazy journey with her heart, head, pain, and pen. You will wonder how she stayed alive–while living at home! If you think your family story is weird you will feel encouraged by Tara’s courage. If you think your family is normal, you will be blown away by the new levels of normal Tara experienced. Tara Westover writes about her family and rocks our world. I wonder, what would you like to write about if you could...

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Surf’s up!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Surf’s up!

Surf’s up!

Surfer’s Wipeout Life Choices. Some good. Some goofy. Some gobble us up—just for a while. And we come spinning out of our wipeout wave puking out water on the beach wondering—what happened to my life? Then we get up, read blogs and such, and try to make better choices next time. Let’s go catch another wave! Thoughts? photo:...

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Merced College hosting John’s Writing Class! Will you get to attend?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Merced College hosting John’s Writing Class! Will you get to attend?

Yes, it’s true! I’m writing an Awesome Online Business Writing class for those who want exclusive private professional help toward their writing success. Stay tuned for more news. Meanwhile, why not join me live in Merced, California for my “Business Writing Made Simple and Strong” class? Click HERE to learn how! I’d love you to join my class! We’ll have a blast! It’s hosted by Merced College Business Resource Center! Questions/Comments? Please reply and let me know any thoughts. It’s great...

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HOLIDAY CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AT HOME

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on HOLIDAY CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AT HOME

HOLIDAY CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AT HOME

Customer service feedback form with green tick on Excellent. Here are Ten Ideas for family and friends “customer service” success at holiday parties and events. One of them may just save your holy day! Use Good Judgment in all Situations. Nordstrom is famous for stellar customer service and their main customer service rule is,“Use Good Judgement.”  Good judgment survives when we watch for social pirates and avoid getting sucked into their drama or games. If they rock your boat pause and regain your “good judgment sealegs.”  Let It...

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Your Comments to my 11/29 post “Quiet Your Anxiety”

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Your Comments to my 11/29 post “Quiet Your Anxiety”

On November 29th I posted: Are you anxious? Writing makes a person clear. (See all…) You responded:  1.A friend from high school used to write short (1-3 pages)stories, and he was always the hero. It sure helped his self-esteem. Today, he owns his own business and is doing very well in all aspects of life. My step-daughter always wrote in her journal, a few years ago, she showed me that journal: she was always so proud that her mom & I always encouraged her to be whatever she wanted-just be the best at it. Today, she is happily...

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Quiet your anxiety. Write, Forrest! Write!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Quiet your anxiety. Write, Forrest! Write!

Quiet your anxiety. Write, Forrest! Write!

Are you anxious? Writing makes a person clear. I write privately (journal) almost every day of my life. It settles down my robust, wants-to-think-everything-through, rule-the-world, solve-all-problems brain. Let’s blast through our old writing fears about writing. Here are a few:  “My writing is full of mistakes.” Of course! Mistakes are proof that you tried. Successful people are good at making many mistakes—over and over! “I feel dumb when I try to write.” Yes, you feel that way: More before you start, and less...

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