never put all of your eggs in one basket

I’ve shared a few personal stories here over the last few months and this article is going to be no different. If you’ve ever heard me speak you’ve heard me talk about growing up in a log cabin in a small town in Ripley Maine, a population about 450 people. What you don’t know is…

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the devil is in the details

A long time ago I was working in Metro Detroit performing at weddings. I had a client who had a Friday night reception, and they hired a horse-drawn carriage to bring them from the ceremony site to the reception. At the time, I thought that was an awesome touch. The problem is they didn’t factor…

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start stop continue

It’s been said there are 1440 choices in a day, which correlates to how many minutes there are in a day. You don’t have to wait for the next day, the next week, the first of next month to make a change and make a difference. Start with that next minute out of 1440 in…

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where theres a will theres a way

I recently had a situation where I had to try to get something done. I tried three different phone calls to this guy to be able to put up flyers in his place of business. I called back before Christmas. I called after Christmas break. I called again a day or two later and got…

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impact

Impact. Yes, the word impact’s definition is to have an impact. It’s often used with or to impinge or make contact especially forcefully. How are you having an impact on someone else’s life? What impact do you have on people? Here’s the funny thing. The average number of people at a wedding reception is about…

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i wrote that

I wrote that. Lately, I have seen more people complaining about not getting “credit” due to concepts that have been in the public space or business sector for YEARS prior to their usage of them. Someone, somewhere along the way also inspired you to share it. Your take on something may be uniquely your own.…

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40 is the new 20

We’re going to talk about how 40 is the new 20. Think about this. People talk about how “When I turn XX age, I’m going to do this or do that.” Here’s the reality. 40 is just a number…it’s not anything beyond that. People look at their 40s as maybe time to relax and just…

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create entertainment

The ability of some people to create a unique moment of surprise and delight out of thin air is amazing. However, sometimes we can get stuck in a rut, doing the same old, same old thing. When I have this happen to me (I’m sure it’s happened to you as well), I look outside of…

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find your mentors mentor

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jeffrey Gitomer for the Creating Connections For Event Pros 100th Episode podcast. My podcast partner Vickie and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. One question that I really wanted to ask Jeffrey was about his mentors, who they were and what impact they had on his life. One such mentor…

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end boring voicejails

Since learning from a mentor of mine that most people’s office voicemails stink, I had been creative on my office line and have received compliments on my voicemail there. However, my personal voicemail still hadn’t been changed. I don’t know why….part of me just figured it was fine, the other part of me struggled because…

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