America got soft after the 80’s.

IMG_0589The United States has become soft.  We have issues telling the truth because we’re afraid we’ll hurt people’s feelings.  We have a tendency to sugarcoat the things, because we feel the truth will crush someone’s spirit.  We are relegated to telling off-color, awkward jokes, which leaves others wondering if we’re serious or not.  This is almost always followed by the line “I was just playing”.  Yeah right…

We also diminish the attainment of goals, by giving everyone a trophy, instead of just saying “you lost”.  These facts are well documented, but I want to know, why?  What the heck happened?  I know one thing, it sure didn’t start in the 80’s.

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Haters vs. Leaders – Part 4 – Maintain the momentum

IMG_0583Real simple today… Haters are gonna hate and leaders are gonna lead. Some people can’t stand to see you do well. They’ll support you all the way until you get to a certain point, then as soon as it’s clear that your vision surpasses their’s, they switch up on you. Going from supporter to heckler. This series offers what leaders can do to deal with this situation.  Today is our final installation, maintaining the momentum.

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Haters vs. Leaders – Part 3 – Learn from haters.

IMG_0583Real simple today… Haters are gonna hate and leaders are gonna lead. Some people can’t stand to see you do well. They’ll support you all the way until you get to a certain point, then as soon as it’s clear that your vision surpasses their’s, they switch up on you. Going from supporter to heckler. This series offers what leaders can do to deal with this situation.  Today we deal with part 3 – learn from the hater.

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Haters vs. Leaders Part 2 – Ignoring the hater.

IMG_0583Real simple today… Haters are gonna hate and leaders are gonna lead. Some people can’t stand to see you do well. They’ll support you all the way until you get to a certain point, then as soon as it’s clear that your vision surpasses their’s, they switch up on you. Going from supporter to heckler. This series offers what leaders can do to deal with this situation.  Today we explore part 2, ignoring the hater.

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Haters vs. Leaders. Part 1 – “Identification please”

IMG_0583Real simple today…  Haters are gonna hate and leaders are gonna lead.  Some people can’t stand to see you do well.  They’ll support you all the way until you get to a certain point, then as soon as it’s clear that your vision surpasses their’s, they switch up on you.  Going from supporter to heckler.  This series offers what leaders can do to deal with this situation.  Let’s start with part 1, identifying the hater.

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Things “successful” people sometimes forget to tell you.

IMG_0578The simple truth is, you can’t have it, just because you want it.  You’ll hear a lot of people say, “you can have it, if you want it”.  If you believe it, you can achieve it. That’s why motivational speakers do so well because people that listen to them are searching for anything to latch onto.  Anything but the truth.

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Standing up after you fail.

IMG_0572All of the self-help guru’s talk about how getting up from failures is what makes a person successful.  It sounds a lot sexier than it is.  I offer practical steps to help you “stand up” again, in the midst of failure.

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I went vegan! (sort of)

IMG_0556I have been doing some research on the benefits of going vegan.  I have to be honest, it’s not about the animals or the environment, it’s all about my health.  So now, I’m trying it.  I’d love to do this until Thanksgiving, but I decided to do a two week test and see how I feel.  So far, I have had some shocking results. Read on for my thoughts, as I begin week 2.

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