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It was a great party, until…

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

No doubt connecting with people on social media is an essential small business marketing strategy. It’s free and can reach lots of people. Now, imagine a room full of people enjoying themselves while standing around and visiting in small groups. Suddenly, a new person loudly enters the area—interrupting the groups, taking over conversations, and challenging people to buy their new product. Wait! Let’s replay that scene. This time, imagine a room full of people enjoying themselves, standing around and visiting in small groups. Now...

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Crawl, Die, Struggle, Fly!

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Caterpillar Larvae Butterfly Success is not always apparent. Butterflies are caterpillars and larvae first. They crawl, Then they “die” in their own self-made cocoon (we’ve all done that!). Next, they wake up and struggle in the dark for a long time. Finally, they emerge and the beautiful butterfly flies! Discouragement comes when we evaluate and compare our selves to others or to our own standards. If you feel homely, humble and caterpillar-y today that’s okay. It’s just a perception anyway. The...

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Communication Muscle.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

My short Shapes Video will give you a ton of insight into yourself and others. Have fun. (if the link doesn’t work please copy and paste this URL: https://vimeo.com/330378363) I’d love it if you let me know you stopped by. Please leave a highlight-insight in the comment section below. I will respond. Thank you and best re-Arghs, Cap’n John.

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Write. Short!

Posted by on May 25, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

Writing matters more nowadays. How to keep goldfish and humans interested? Be brief, interesting, and watch this CRAZY video! Best re-Arghs, Cap’n John P.S. Please, let me know your thoughts. Thank you. P.P.S Yes, it’s an ancient YouTube (2015). Don’t yell. Not sorry!

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Have a Great Meeting

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Have a Great Meeting

Community builder, Peter Block, give us three keys to having a great meeting. I made a three-minute video about it. Click HERE (or copy and paste this link: https://vimeo.com/337070135) Please reply and let me know: What did you enjoy? Would you like more short videos about leadership and communication?

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Defy Logic

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Defy Logic

Headline in USA Today today May 16, 2019: “Tiger Woods defies logic, has shot at winning the PGA” Tiger Woods won the Masters a few weeks ago. Aren’t glad Tiger didn’t get logical and quit because he was too old, too troubled, or because he’d lost too many times (after winning so many times years ago). What have you logically talked yourself into, or out of, lately? Let’s defy logic.

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Are you Coasting?

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Are you Coasting?

Coasting is fun. Downhill skiing and sky diving are great coasting sports and command top dollar.   My dad built a four-wheel steerable coaster (he called it a “chug”) for fourth-grade-me when I lived in Redding, California—lots of hills there. My friends and I had a blast coasting. Coasting is all downhill and usually fun. In life, it’s tempting to coast. Dreams, on the other hand, have uphill factors. A lot of pushing before the coasting happens. After a while, the dream can seem insurmountable. It’s easy to give up and quit pushing....

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A Person’s Name

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on A Person’s Name

A Person’s Name

(click “source” to read full post) Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) said, “A person’s name is to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language.” Every participant gets a name tent at my events. I’m a visual learner, so seeing their names helps me lock them into my thinking. I call them by name enough to make it clear that I care about them. I believe this is vital for making a connection. It shows empathy that we care enough to learn and graciously speak someone’s name. It shows respect...

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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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