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Leadership Lesson Learned from Enzo, the Dog

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Here’s why I will be a good person. Because I listen. I cannot speak, so I listen very well. I never interrupt; I never deflect the course of the conversation with a comment of my own. People, if you pay attention to them, change the direction of one another’s conversations constantly. It’s like having a passenger in your car who suddenly grabs the steering wheel and turns you down a side street.

For instance, if we met at a party and I wanted to tell you a story about the...

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How HIIT helped my workout and my work

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I’ve been working with a physical trainer on and off for several months. Charity helps me focus on the proper form and provides me with a structured exercise plan that I can challenge myself with by increasing weight or repetitions. She was the one that really shook up my routine by introducing me to Tabata training or High-Intensity Interval Training, HIIT.

HIIT training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of...

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Feel the ‘GULP’ and do it anyway

"A man who says he has never been scared is either lying or else he's never been any place or done anything." - Louis L'Amour 

Think of a time in your life when you were just about to take a big leap forward by doing something you had never done before. What did that feel like? Perhaps you felt anxious. Perhaps your heart was racing, palms sweating. Perhaps you had shallow breaths and were nervous and shaking. Perhaps you wished you were any other place than where you were at...

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A Bit of Wisdom from Gutsy Leaders

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As Mitchell Levy, The AHA Guy, states in the forward of my newly released Gutsy Leaders: 140 Bits of Wisdom on How to Build Teams with Vision and Compassion,

"Gutsy leaders are human. They live and act in alignment with their values and with the traits of authenticity, integrity, and trustworthiness. They are fun to hang around and aren't afraid to give feedback to transform and help inspire those around them, and to receive feedback to become better leaders."

I have always been inspired by...

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12 Life Lessons I Learned from the Director of "Boyhood" Richard Linklater in 6 minutes and 33 seconds on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

1. Sometimes we need a “bigger canvas” in our life. Small thinking doesn’t serve us and we need to step way back for a bigger view of what’s possible. Linklater wanted to tell a story about growing up and most of the stories about kids are just a moment in time. He wanted to show it all and said “I needed a bigger canvas.”

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2. Find a cool way to tell your story. It makes for a much better story. Linklater thought it would be cool to show adults in his story actually...

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