Before I start please keep in mind creation has many corners, when I write something please research, there is new research about how the brain works, for example years ago Peter Coyote narrated a show on PBS called "The Brain Fitness Program," the research really nailed it when it came to relating to my progress.
The latest research I heard was from birth to age six our brains activity is very high, yet after age six it drops drastically and never reaches that peak again at any… Continue
Added by Russ on May 28, 2011 at 2:07pm —
If you want to stay on top – embrace change.
LinkedIN just sent me an email highlighting all of my connections who changed jobs in 2010. Facebook regularly catalogues the people who have changed their profile picture or status, and my RSS feed only gets updated when my subscriptions change their content.
Here is the common denominator – change. The only way to stay on top in online media (AND in business)… Continue
Added by Jamar Cobb-Dennard on March 3, 2011 at 10:30am —
Good friend, Doug Theis of Lifeline Data Centers, recently lent me a book on Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It's a fascinating book and has allowed me to do some deeper analysis of my personal behavior, happiness, work habits, etc. I'm finishing up the book right now and one of the key ideas in the later chapters is that disappointment and failure are often anticipated by us... and eventually lead to... disappointment and… Continue
Added by Douglas Karr on January 2, 2011 at 12:00am —
One of my readers recently asked, "Would you consider jeans, a blazer and dress shoes to be business casual? When are jeans appropriate in a business… Continue
Added by Starla West on October 11, 2010 at 10:29am —
I can appreciate this Oswald Sanders quote on leadership, “Leadership is influence, the ability of one person to influence others to follow his or her lead.” I would add that leaders don’t just have people following them but they are heading someplace.
Yes, but what make a leader maximize his or her potential? The usual emphasis on what makes a leader maximize their potential is on leadership style, a degree(s) from the… Continue
Added by aaron story on October 11, 2010 at 12:30am —
Wow, it’s unbelievable how fast time flies – especially as we get older. My first born, CJ, is 15 today, and even though it seems like FOREVER since he came into this world, in many ways it has gone by in a flash.
I have struggled for the past two years wondering what it meant to be a success – fighting that battle in my mind of making lots of money and making a better life for others. Not that I don’t want to make lots more money than I currently am, but making a better life… Continue
Added by Serina Kelly on May 18, 2010 at 6:04am —
What’s your marker of success? How will you know when you are successful? Will you have 40 million in investments, a second home in Florida or Tuscany, CEO of your own Multi million dollar company or happily married or retired from a job you dread?
What if you could be happy now?
I now choose to measure my success by the sense of peace and joy I feel each day, in the moment. Yes in this very moment. For this moment is the only moment we are guaranteed. Time spent fretting… Continue
Added by Amy Barnes on May 5, 2010 at 4:28pm —
I had a wonderful time speaking for ISAE
yesterday and serving on a panel on website redesign projects. After my keynote presentation and a great lunch, we had some excellent Q&A around what leads to a successful website redesign project. Special thanks to Katie Voorhest
for inviting me to speak and for being one of the most effective, organized… Continue
Added by Michael Reynolds on April 29, 2010 at 10:23am —
“Want to play ‘I Spy’?” my grandson asked. I looked up at him in the rear-view mirror; he leaned forward in his car seat, eyes wide and hopeful. “Sure,” I said. “You start.” Chase spied (with his little eye) something red: a truck I did not see. As we continued the 15-minute trip toward his school, where his third day of kindergarten awaited, Chase correctly noticed nearly everything I spied. I struggled to match his prowess, but reasoned I was at a disadvantage because I had to stay focused… Continue
Added by Bob Chenoweth on April 22, 2010 at 9:44am —
Yesterday’s rain has gone. This morning I woke to birds’ chirping and sun. (Actually I didn’t see the sun until it rose, glowing and red through my office window.) The earth had changed overnight from pasty dull winter colors to green everywhere. Spring is here. We count on spring. We know and trust that without fail once a year we have spring. Our land here in central Indiana changes from cold and muddy and frozen to warm and playful and green and spring. Without fail, spring comes every… Continue
Added by Amy Barnes on March 23, 2010 at 9:59am —
CJ and I have written about creating space in your life in order to
make way for new and better things to come along. My new way of
putting a similar thought is to “give-up average”.
Jim Zarvos, of the internationally famed Breaking Through coaching
program, mentions that we must go through 5 distinct stages to create
the reality that we desire. Those 5 stages are:
1. Create a compelling vision for the future
2. Have an irrefutable belief about… Continue
Added by Jamar Cobb-Dennard on March 4, 2010 at 10:55am —
So you’ve made those New Year’s Resolutions so what now?
Are you going to be like the vast majority of people who either don’t make resolutions or give up on them before January is even over?
On a December trip to Santa Barbara I had the privilege of meeting with Gay Hendricks
who brought along his friend, Bob Proctor
, who he had just picked up at the airport. Bob Proctor is known for his work in… Continue
Added by Amy Barnes on January 4, 2010 at 4:00pm —
I normally would create my own content, but this was so good and hits home on so many levels that I have to share. "Your head is a scary place", is my favorite quote. A positive attitude and actions help us feel better about ourselves. If we feel better about ourselves, we are happy to do more things for more people. This is worth all 5 minutes.… Continue
Added by Greg VanLaere on December 21, 2009 at 7:38am —
A month ago, I presented the first 5 out of 10 ways to generate immediate sales. The next 5 aren’t as much fun, and are not as comfortable to do, but if you commit to doing them you will be a business development champion. So, in the spirit of closing out this year strong, here are the last 5!
6. Go to events that are occurring today – It is estimated that on any given day, there are at least 100 groups of people gathered together in the Indy metro area for some kind of meeting.… Continue
Added by Jamar Cobb-Dennard on December 17, 2009 at 11:21am —
As 2009 winds down, I look back on the previous 12 months and ask myself the same question I do every year – “What are the most important lessons from 2009?”
This year I had many.
However, what I found most interesting is that I relearned one lesson for the 6th year in a row.
My success has very little to do with any new technology, new idea or groundbreaking book that I have completed.
More often than not, my success is a direct result of my ability… Continue
Added by CJ McClanahan on December 15, 2009 at 9:42am —
I ran across an article about how our beliefs tend to be God’s beliefs and I thought I would post a few snippets and see what you think.
Nicholas Epley, professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, led the research, which included a series of survey and neuroimaging studies to examine the extent to which people's own beliefs guide their predictions about God's beliefs. The findings of Epley and his co-authors at Australia's Monash… Continue
Added by asa blevins on December 6, 2009 at 12:30pm —
"It is not my intention to offend anyone. And if I do, too bad."
When Dr. Benjamin Carson said that, I knew I was going to have a good time.
I was sitting in Clowes Hall, at Butler University's Diversity Lecture Series
. Dr. Carson, of "Gifted Hands
" fame, has spoken to hundreds of groups about the importance of reaching for your dream, no matter how… Continue
Added by Erik Deckers on October 24, 2009 at 11:30pm —
I'd knocked the trash can over -- again! And now I feared I would be late for work, but I couldn't just leave that mess in the alley. I have a tendency to really whip my car around quick, backing out of the driveway. Trash pick-up is only once a week, not frequent enough to quickly cement a routine. And for some reason my landlord ALWAYS puts those big cans right in my… Continue
Added by Leah Barr on October 1, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I was recently asked by a close friend, "how do you do it?", "How are you so successful?", "How do you have time?", "How do you juggle it all and measure success?" When asked these questions and others I smiled, shrugged my shoulders and gave the simple answer, "I don't know". After my reply, I recognized my selfishness and noticed the frustration on my friends face. I realized this wasn't a person only acknowledging my success and complimenting me, but a friend venting and looking for… Continue
Added by Brandon Sobotka on September 10, 2009 at 2:36am —
Imagine the following scenario….
You work a long day and make some great progress on 10 major tasks on your “to-do” list. However, 1 thing happens that causes you frustration.
I happen to bump into you at dinner that night and ask – “How was your day?”
Do you tell me about the 10 accomplishments or the 1 setback?
Of course you tell me about the setback.
In one of his early books (I can’t remember which one – I think it was Awaken the Giant… Continue
Added by CJ McClanahan on July 2, 2009 at 10:06am —