The Power of Procrastination – Read This Tomorrow

Of course, tomorrow never comes. So you never read this. Think of the time you save! You also lose any insights you might have received by reading. Is there power in procrastination? While at IBM, we were talking about the differences between two clients. One company had middle-age managers who were running the company by…

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Why I changed my name to make less money

One of my instructors in chiropractic college started a short anecdote with that headline. He had received a call from an accountant friend in California that he had not talked with for a long time. For perspective, the year was approximately 1982. The story went… I finally realized why I was not making $70,000 a year.…

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How do you improve your odds of success?

I presented my idea of The Game of Life to someone and she said that she liked the idea. She wished she had improved her odds of winning the game. Life is really about improving our odds of success. We decide what we want to do and set out to accomplish it. We learn along…

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Be Inflexible in Your Goal and Flexible in Your Plan

If you want to achieve a goal, you must be uncompromising and focused on the goal. You must be flexible on how the goal will be achieved. Great examples are in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Trump was focused on the goal. He did not know how to achieve it. He hired people to run…

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For Professional Entrepreneurs, the Question Is: Who Knows You?

When it comes to success, you have heard that it is not what you know but who you know that matters. However, what is most important is who knows you. In the context of business, I do not mean that people who recognize your face and know your name. I mean people who know what…

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Why your “good” credit score costs you $$$$

Do you regularly check your credit score? You do not have to talk with many real estate agents or mortgage brokers before you find somebody with a horror story about a client that lost a deal because of a credit score. Perhaps you know someone who could not buy a home or a car because…

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Be Productive in an Unconventional Way

When I was more actively involved in practice, my associate and I went to a continuing education seminar. We were so excited about applying what we learned that we talked about it during the entire 2-hour drive home. We stopped by the office. Four patients had left voice mails that they wanted to be seen.…

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How to Manage Your Manager

That was the title of a talk I was to give during an in-house meeting at IBM. I was a trainee at the time and the topic/title was assigned by another trainee. She was smiling as she presented it to me. It was something we all wanted to know. We had two managers of marketing…

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Do Not Focus On Goals?

I just read an article on goal setting by James Clear. He argues that we should not focus on goals but should focus on systems instead. He believes that by focusing on our goals we are constantly disappointed. However, if we focus on the system we are constantly rewarded with positive feedback because we are…

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What Are You Programmed to Believe?

Imagine a computer that could be the result of evolution. You know how a computer works. If you want new capabilities, you download another program or app. Apps can now recognize and respond to your voice. I have Alexa at home. I say, “Alexa – What’s the forecast?” Alexa says, “In Blaine, WA it is…

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