The Sabotage Test

By Benny Morris

Self Sabotage Test Take my test and check which apply to you.1.__________I worry about appearing stupid so I dont ask questions.2.__________I want to be perfect and if I am not I feel worthless.3.__________I get distracted easily and have trouble focusing on what is important to me.4.__________I get moody and irritable often.5.__________I waste time on unprodu

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Six Ways To Make People Like You

By Ty Bennett

When it comes to books about networking, building relationships or dealing with people, the undisputed classic is How To Win Friends and Influence People. Dale Carnegie wrote the book in 1936 and it has been read by millions of people since.One of the great realizations in the book is that although some people are more extroverted or affable, dealing with people is a learned skill that anyone

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Developing Charisma

By Ty Bennett

I met Kenton Worthington seven years ago. He's one of the most successful young entrepreneurs I know. I remember coming home the day we were introduced and telling my wife I'd just met one of the most charismatic people I'd ever known. She said what does that mean? And I sat there trying to figure out what charismatic meant. Why would I describe him as charismatic?My first response was it's his

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The Magic Virtures

By Richard Tenace

I have been a professional magician and speaker for well over 20 years. During that time I have learned what audiences want and I can tell you that most audiences want to be entertained. Sure, audiences want to learn new skills, ideas, and be motivated to become a better person. But in that process they want to be entertained.This is not one of those articles where I try to encourage you to le

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I Don't Want to Pump the Gas

By Laura Lavigne

"I don't wanna pump the gas."Such simple words, spoken clearly by my daughter as I step behind the wheel of the car to drive her to yet another place.She does not want to pump the gas. She does not want to get out of the car and pump the gas I am paying for, which I will use to take her somewhere she wants to go.I am instantly triggered. Words like ungrateful, rude and worse (a few of

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What Might Be Drawn Out, Not What More Can We Stuff In

By Dan S. Kennedy

Thereis an old joke about the Farm Bureau agent trying to convince the grizzledfarmer to attend the upcoming educational conference being put on by theBureau. The resistant farmer says: Aw, no need. I aint usin half of what Ialready know.That,of course, is not the point.Theacademic clich is: knowledge is power. This is a falsehood concocted by

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Good Organization = Great Customer Service

By Stacey Anderson

Has a customer ordered something but you can't seem to find the paperwork? Did you forget to call your client back because you became too busy with meetings and email?Organization in your office can be the key to great customer service in your business. If you seem un-organized this leads people to believe your service or product may not be that great. Having the systems in place that track re

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Change the Rules

By Jeff Tobe

CAN'T PLAY THE GAME ANYMORE? JUST CHANGE THE RULES!Recently, I sat down to play a Chutes-and-Ladders-type game with my 7 little niece. It was fun to see her little mind at work, but she had one annoying peculiarity: she was continually bending the rules, reshaping roles, changing the boundaries, reversing strategies. Everything I took for granted, she challenged. Cheating? I don't think

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To Catch More Clients, Learn to Fish

By Peter George

If you had to survive solely on the fish you catch, you would do everything possible to give yourself the best opportunity to not only catch fish, but also catch those that taste good and provide bountiful portions. You would check reports about what kinds of fish are biting and where they are biting. You would make sure you had the appropriate bait and lures for both the fish and the conditions.

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Are Your Bagels Hot?!

By Jeff Tobe

Are Your Bagels Hot?(modified from an excerpt from Jeffs book, Coloring Outside The Lines: Business Thoughts on Creativity, Marketing and Sales)The other morning I was sitting in my local bagel shop enjoying my coffee, bagel and newspaper. I am not sure what prompted me to look up, but the first thing that struck me was that this establishment obviously did a booming morning business. P

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