Explorers and Dummies

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When Christopher Columbus landed in America he was lost.  He thought he was in India, which is why he called the Native Americans…Indians.  The thing is that the nature of the explorer is to always be lost.  Lost is what we are just before discovering something new. (Tweet It Now!) Contrast that thought with the true nature […]

Slow To…

There’s wisdom in being slow to speak, and slow to judge, but not slow to see. When we’re slow to see we miss the things that are often right in front of us. When we’re slow to see God’s grace in others we label people them, resort to name calling, consider them irrelevant, and fail to act with compassion. […]

11 Ways To Overcome The Fear of Talking To Strangers

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Put me in a room with ten, one hundred, or one thousand people, give me enough time and I know everyone.  I know just about every person on my block, and two blocks over as well. When my wife ask me why I was at the gym so long my routine answer has become I was […]

What To Do About The Broken Promise of The Industrial Age

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Go to school, do well, obey your teachers, and get a good education so that you can get a good job.  That was the promise of the industrial age.  Promises were also made about fairness, upward mobility, and a good life during our golden years. But those promises along with the industrial age have all […]

Albert Einstein Stupid

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Mama always says stupid is as stupid does … Forrest Gump If that’s true then stupidity is not the word you typically expect to be associated with Albert Einstein. But if you define stupid as the way you feel when you’re working on a difficult problem, as being wrong until you’re right, or the way […]

What We Can Learn From American Sniper Chris Kyle – Aim High

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Last Saturday my wife and I journeyed to the theatre to watch American Sniper.  The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, is based on the auto-biography of Chris Kyle…a true American hero.  It’s well worth seeing. Chris Kyle was the best sniper in American history.  Here’s one thing Chris knew for sure.  When he fired his […]

Accomplishing, Righteousness, and Starting

Rodney Goldston

The Difference Between Doing and Trying I saw a quote a few days ago that read “All of your accomplishments begin with a decision to try”.  I could not agree less. In fact the reason that most people don’t accomplish what they set out to is because they stop at the decision to try.  This is […]

Yourself

Rodney Goldston

2day…. Be good 2 yourself Love yourself Treat yourself Believe in yourself Be yourself ….and that’s all I’ve got to say about that! You might also like: No related posts.

Richer Smarter Better Stronger Faster Human

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Most of us will spend this day trying to improve ourselves in some way by becoming richer, smarter, better, stronger, faster.  Perhaps all we need to improve ourselves today is to try and become more….human. You might also like: What You Think Matters Shipping or Receiving

The Success Mindset

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Here are 25 success factors I hope encourage you.  The world won’t always push up roses for you, but if you’ll determine to commit to these mindsets I’ll look forward to seeing you at the top. Note: I’ve put a Tweet button next to each line to make it easy to Tweet out each individual item. […]

Attitude vs Planning

Rodney Goldston

People tend to either focus on their attitude, or their plan.  Rarely both at the same time.  It’s either the my attitude determines my altitude, or I’ve got to have a plan and work my plan mindset at play. I think most successful people have come to realize they need both.   You might also like: […]

Marketing Advice For a Web Designer

Rodney Goldston

A friend (who designs websites) asked me what comes to mind when I read the following value proposition statement Get the MOST out of having a website! MORE Visitors, MORE Engagement, MORE Sales. I know that what comes to my mind is likely not what comes to the average persons mind.  Because I know that having […]

Michael Jordan and Why You Need To Quit

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Recently I watched a documentary on the career of Michael Jordan and something occurred to me.  That is that the idea that winners never quit and quitters never win is a bunch of bull! The truth is that winners quit all the time.  And losers don’t quit often enough. Jordan quit basketball to play baseball, […]

What People Really Want

Rodney Goldston

What people really want is a bargain, not a low price.  A bargain is what we get when the price we pay for something is less than the value we receive from it.  Our customers will pay us more if they believe that we’ll deliver more than they expect. We price shop because we’ve been conditioned to believe that there’s no […]

How To Get Into An Ivy League College

Rodney Goldston

My daughter was recently accepted at the University of Pennsylvania and will be starting there this Fall.  We only have one child, and this was our first go around, since our college days, experiencing the whole college application drama that young students go through these days. Just so happens that my daughter attends an all […]

Update To You’re Just Average If You’re Working For The Man

My lovely wife gave me a little push back on here way out the door this morning on my post the other day so I wanted to try and take some time to clarify my position. So here goes nothing…I don’t have an issue with people working for companies.  My wife works for the biggest […]

Dove Love Your Curly Hair Video

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One of the best things a marketer can do is to encourage others to love themselves.  Dove is on the mark with this one. Thanks Dove. Thanks @TheNeddie River for posting this on your FB page. Something To Make You Go…Hmm!  I used to have curly hair like the guys, and gals in the video. […]

You’re Just Average If You’re Working For The Man

Rodney Goldston

It’s a hard pill to swallow but, if you’ve got a job (especially one at a big company), you’re likely (updated 2/24/15) just average.  Now, now I’m not intending this to be a virtual slap across the face, or something to bring you down it’s just to get you to see things the way they are. […]

How To Do Your Best Work

Here’s how you can get started doing your best work today – Get out of your comfort zone.  If you’re working in your comfort zone then you’re likely not doing your best work, or work that matters Doing your best work, or work that matters requires you that you get uncomfortable. Last week I saw […]

The Fierce Urgency of Now!

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On March 28, 1963 The March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom took place.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous I Have a Dream Speech.  An often overlooked theme of the speech, and one of the reasons Dr. Kings said they had come to that hollowed spot (the Lincoln Memorial) was to remind […]