Light v Darkness in Commerce

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Only light can dispel darkness. But, we still live in a world where there is too much darkness, a lot of bad news. It is easy to see all of this darkness and to let fear in. Fear paralyzes and fear causes us not to make decisions that need to be made. Continue reading

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Be Courageous to Defend your Business

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In 509 BC there was a battle for the Italian city of Rome. The Etruscan army were attacking the city and faced off against the defenders of Rome on the banks of the Tiber river. The story is told that the Romans, seeing their two key commanders wounded during the course of this battle, started to panic. Continue reading

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What is Speaking into Your Business Life?

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In a recent conversation with a colleague, he said “my life is determined by the places I go, the books I read and the people I meet. Each of these are impacting my life.” Jim Rohn said this another way: “To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?” Continue reading

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Guerrilla Talk

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“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” (Socrates) Continue reading

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Speak Life in Business

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As my wife and I were talking about a difficult situation at hand, she shared her opinion, and in an instant the answer became clear to me. Her words of truth illuminated the reality and clearly distinguished the truth from the lie. Continue reading

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Walking with Giants in Business

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“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” These wise words by Jim Rohn have echoed back and forth in conference presentations and across the internet in recent years. Continue reading

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Are You An Artisan?

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The story is told of a medieval traveller who came across the following scene in 800 AD close to the river Avon in England. As he moved through the countryside, he found a man with a sledgehammer who seemed to be breaking rocks. He asked the man: “What are you doing?” to which the man replied “I am cutting rocks!” Continue reading

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What is Your Wake in the Marketplace?

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Observing any boat crossing a body of water, you will notice the impact that it makes upon the water by the wake it leaves behind. Imagine the chaos of hundreds if not thousands of people in the water at the same time, all creating a wake of their own. This I experienced in my Iron Man competitions, having to navigate through the turmoil that the water is in and which I had to swim through. Continue reading

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Keep on Walking in Business

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The American President, Franklin Roosevelt, famously said: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  We live in a global environment where fear is lurking around every corner, looking for a place to roar. If we listen to the news, it is easy to allow fear to take root. What about global terrorism? What will happen with our national leaders? What about the weak global economy? What about the future? Continue reading

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Elasticity – The Art of being Resilient in Business

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Our family business was established during the throes of World War 1. Through this time our business had to ride the tide of wars, financial crises, disease and boom times. One thing that all of this has taught us is the ability to be flexible and to spring back in the face of challenging times. It is mostly during seasons of adversity that we grow the most as we are forced to learn new things and look at the world in a much more creative manner. Continue reading

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