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Are You Lovin’ It?

I’m Lovin It!  I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to do a lot of work with McDonald’s. Most recently, I was speaking for a regional meeting in northern Ohio (which I am proud to…

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What Do You Think?

Ever heard the inspirational quote, “If you believe it, you can achieve it?” There have been a number of books written about the idea that what you focus on and think about is…

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Why I Want to Say Thank You to Harry Potter and Universal Studios

A few months ago, my family and I went on a vacation at Universal Studios. Of course, all three of my children were thrilled, but when I told them that during the vacation…

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It’s Time to Color Code Your Life

Every once in a while, we need a reality check, a clear look at how we really spend our time. Even if we feel like we “work all the time” or are “always…

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Why I Took My Son To Jail

I’ve been invited to speak at a juvenile detention center a few times – a very different venue for me. When I received an invitation to speak at a juvenile detention center about…

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Speaking Up, Then Backing It Up

A few months ago, our family went on a vacation to Universal Studios. While we were there, my youngest son Oliver, who is 10, wanted to buy a customized airbrushed Pokémon hat from…

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When Going the Extra Mile Matters

At the end of the day, it may feel like if you show up, do your thing, don’t make any big mistakes, then you’ll be fine. But there’s something to be said for…

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Why Hiring New People Is So Frustrating (And How to Make It Easier)

High employee turnover is one of the most expensive problems a company can have. Even if you’re hiring new employees who technically has the same number of years of experience, they don’t have…

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It Might Be Time to Clean Out Your Desk

Living in Cincinnati, I have spoken to Procter & Gamble many times. But years ago, when I was first getting to know the company culture, I was surprised to find out that they…

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It’s Time for Your Super Bowl

Did you know that the day after the Super Bowl is one of the biggest days for gym sign ups? Maybe it’s because people are inspired by the extreme athleticism of the players,…

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Are You Working for the Weekend?

There’s a popular song from the 1980s called “Working for the Weekend.” You’ve probably heard it before—it’s a catchy, popular tune, and if you wanted to, you could probably hum it to yourself…

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Read This Now (Or Not, You Procrastinator)

Once you’re in a pattern being a procrastinator, it’s hard to break. Your energy is constantly focused on what’s immediately pressing—you’re just trying to put out fires—so you can’t see beyond to what else…

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Starting 2015 the Right Way

Happy New Year! I hope you celebrated in style last night and gave 2015 the welcome it deserves. Most of us have the day off today—perhaps to recover from some overzealous celebrating last…

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You Don’t Get What You Don’t Ask For

You work hard. You show up, and you make things happen. You contribute to your company, and you help your peers succeed. So why is everyone being promoted but you? It would be…

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Become a Better Speaker in One Year

If the video is not showing, click here. Whether or not you’re interested in becoming a professional speaker, all of us are required to speak in public at one time or another. It’s…

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What Kind of Person Are You, Anyway?

[If video does not appear, click here.] Are you the kind of person who sees someone doing something cool, and thinks to yourself, “Wow, good for them. Wish I could do that”? Are…

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Why is the iPhone 6 So Massive?

I don’t have the answer to that, but I sure hope that the Apple employee behind it knows exactly why they designed a tablet-phone hybrid. The most important question you can ever ask is “Why?” You…

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Why You Need More Silence in Your Life

After having been a mime for 25 years, I have a true appreciation of the power of silence. Silence is hard to come by in our world today. No matter where you are,…

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