Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mastery of the Fundamentals

“Excellence is achieved by mastery of the fundamentals.” ~ Vince Lombardi I start getting a bit “antsy” this time of year. I’ve struggled through basketball season, painful as it was seeing the Spurs miss a golden opportunity, and I refuse … Continue reading

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Daily Progress

“Don’t let perfect get in the way of better.” ~ Voltaire Young girls swoon over the thought of the perfect date. Students strive for the perfect 100 test score or the even bigger perfect 4.0 GPA. Every kid who ever … Continue reading

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Shine On!

“If you treat people right and always do a good job, customers will always come back.” ~ Harold Smith I’ve been flying in and out of the Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City since the late 1970’s. For most of … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Bad Axiom

“Excepted axioms aren’t necessarily true.” ~ Monty Rainey Over the weekend I was doing some research for a book I am working on and was reminded of something I have long known – that we govern our lives according to … Continue reading

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As a follow-up to his wonderful book, Influence, Robert Cialdini co-authored YES!: 50 SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN WAYS TO BE PERSUASIVE with Noah J. Goldstein and Steve J. Martin. I only have one issue with this book; they should have stopped at … Continue reading

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Your Personal Board of Advisors

“Our chief want in life is someone who will cause us to do our best” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   A few weeks ago in my blog, I mentioned about Andy Andrews being on my Board of Advisors. Since then, … Continue reading

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