Blog - Relationships and Family

The Best Gift for Father’s Day

My life is a busy one, and I am sure yours is too. Unfortunately, this pace of life often keeps us in a state of reacting. I constantly fight this tendency, but once…

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Why You Need to Make Yourself Available

At a certain point in your career, people are going to want to schedule meetings with you, take you to lunch, use you as a sounding board and ask your advice.  They’re going…

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How to Deal With the People In Your Life That You Didn’t Choose

In my keynote, I talk about the importance of casting your show—surrounding yourself with the people who are going to positively influence your life. But a number of times, I’ve been asked after…

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Tips for an Amazing Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is in two days, and some of you already have your restaurant picked out  and your card written, I hope that amidst all the hubbub you’ll remember this: Valentine’s Day is…

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Lunch is on Me

The days of being an executive grouch are over. I heard about a woman who recently lost her job. She was relatively competent, but the reason she was fired came down to this:…

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Are You a Squeaky Wheel?

Much of business is just getting other people to do what you want. Good marketing is good because it succeeds at getting others to do what it intended—to buy into the brand, to…

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The Greatest Gift

Merry Christmas! I hope you’re taking today to celebrate with family and to enjoy giving and receiving from the ones you love. I also hope that you give your family the best gift…

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Are You Passive Aggressive?

This is what always running late says about you. It says: “I’m passive-aggressive.” “I’m disorganized.” “I don’t care about you.” “I always put myself first.” “I’m forgetful.” “I’m overbooked.” “The world revolves around…

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This is the Most Important Performance Review

We’ve all been through work reviews where you sit down with your boss, go over your past performance, project new goals, and consider whether you deserve a raise or a new title. Your…

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Your Resource for Everything Mother’s Day (For Dad’s Eyes Only)

Gentlemen, after being a father of three for 13 years, I’d like to help you avoid the typical Mother’s Day morning, which looks something like this. In case your need a nudge in…

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Dear Millennials: It’s Okay If It Isn’t All About You

It’s okay to care about other people while you’re in your twenties. It’s even okay to get married. This is Caroline again, Curtis’ millennial marketing assistant, and I wanted to give you a…

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This Isn’t a One-Man Show

“No one-man show was ever produced by one man.” —Curtis Zimmerman As you cast your show, there is no one more important than your co-star, the person who plays the biggest supporting role in…

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7 Ways to Blow it on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a tricky holiday, especially for those in relationships that are just starting out, and perhaps even more so for those who have been in relationships long enough to have…

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Could Michael Jordan Do Your Taxes?

You are the star of your life — I mean it. But remember that being the star of your show doesn’t mean that you are the most important person on the planet or…

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Who’s in Your Cast?

If you love your job, I can almost guarantee that the people you work with are part of the reason. The same goes for if you hate your job. The people we surround…

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