The 7 benefits of being small

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One of my favorite movies of all time features a trampoline, a creepy antique carnival soothsayer and one of the most romantic songs ever recorded. The movie’s protagonist, Josh Baskin, trapped within his pre-pubescent prison, yearns to be Big.

Isn’t that a common yearning for us all when we launch our businesses and organizations? Don’t we all wish that we had unlimited budgets, plush offices in some groovy building and an ability to dominate the market?

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Do you have what it takes to be free?

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In my opinion, these four endowments from Steven Covey form the cornerstone of our progression to independence and autonomy as human beings. Each component interacts with the others to support and strengthen our individuality.

No one is perfect, and at any given time, one component will be more defined or developed than the others. However, through regular and periodic review and assessment, we can take responsibility for each attribute as it relates to our independence.

“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power Read More…

How to navigate risk, change and uncertainty

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Most of us are “risk averse.” Consistency, reliability and “the known” are powerful mental illusions of control that most of us cling to because they lull us into a sense of security. The truth is, life is an adventure.

We truly cannot control most of what goes on around us. The only TRUE control any of us have is our reaction to what happens to us. How can we cultivate comfort with risk and uncertainty in our lives? How can we learn to embrace adventure?

To quote the sage Stevie Winwood: “Roll with it, Read More…

How admitting weakness makes you stronger

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Fears can serve as a tether, keeping you tied to your past and ultimately from achieving independence. However connections can serve as anchors, or a stabilizing force, enabling you to reach higher and more fully develop your independence, even as you are tethered¯ to others.

Paradox is a trip.

Over the past 4 years or so, I’ve come to increasingly realize that truth resides in both parts (many parts?) of any given equation. Non-denominationally speaking, Christ was trying to help us figure that out a couple of thousand years ago when He told His followers that he Read More…

Run Your Direct Sales Business Like A Professional

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Professionalism is an attitude not a time commitment.

Whether you are a hobbyist, a part time consultant or a distributor making a career out of direct sales a professional attitude is the path to success.

Treat your business like a profession and you will achieve professional results.

Run Your Direct Sales Business Like A Professional

The professional sales consultant and team leader must stay focused on the positive to maintain a growing business. Team growth, sales and professionalism all hinge on the leader’s attitude.

Over 60,000 decisions are made each day. So, simply do your best and avoid Read More…

What to do when you feel alone

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I’ve previously made reference in these posts to the “Jiminy Cricket-esque”¯ quality of the voices within my socnets as your streams, threads and updates intersect with mine. Very oftentimes, a tweet, a Pinterest image or an update will speak to me in a way that has special significance. Call it kismet; call it some sort of angelic or Divine message, The Hive Mind….call it what you will, but I’ve come to rely on the Collective Wisdom that pervades my day-to-day existence as we become increasingly interwoven through our communication platforms.

This week, I had an opportunity to Read More…

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