It’s Never Too Late!

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Harlan was a loser.  He’d lost his Dad at the age of 5, and for the next 6 decades things only seemed to get worse.  He dropped out of school at 12, and hit the road at 14.  He worked as a streetcar conductor and farm hand and hated both.  At age 16 he lied about his age and joined the army an ...
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Winner by a Nose and a Prayer

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Steven Van Rensselaer was a go-getter by anyone's definition. Elected to the New York legislature at the tender age of 25, he was upwardly mobile, it seemed, from the womb. He served in his state's legislature, then the senate, then as Lieutenant Governor, and finally the U.S. House of Representativ ...
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Perspective is Everything

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Look at the two photos below.  The one on your left appears to be snarling and angry, while the one on the right seems serene.  Now, slowly back away from your computer screen while staring the photos. When you get a few feet away from the screen, the photos will switch places ...
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WHY USE HUMOR?

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Often when I am asked to speak at a keynote or seminar, it’s because the groups and organizations believe that I can help motivate them into taking their lives and performances to new heights. But when you’re already in a negative state of mind, it’s often difficult to take guidance from someo ...
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How To Encourage Others (A VERY Moving Story!)

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Sister Helen P. Mrosla wrote this moving story years ago. It so moved me when I first read it that I’ve saved it for nearly a decade. Here’s my chance to share it with you, though I’ve shortened it a bit for time’s sake…He was in the first third grade class I taught at Saint Mary’s Schoo ...
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Teaching Toddlers About Attitude

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Every parent has struggled with a grouchy child.  The whining and crying can drive you crazy, not to mention the frustration of knowing that you’re being manipulated by someone one-fourth your size.  Here’s a technique to quickly transform that bratty child into one who’s smiling and laughin ...
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Having a PMA in the Face of Adversity

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There is a verse in the Bible that says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you encounter difficulties of all kinds, knowing that the testing of your faith develops endurance. And endurance, when it has had its full effect on you, will make you complete, so that you lack nothing (RPV*).” R ...
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Smile… You’re Being Hijacked!

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It was Monday morning, February 3, 1969, and Al was relieved to be leaving behind the frosty weather of New England for business in Miami. And since he was already going anyway, he decided to treat his family to the warmth of south Florida, too. Eastern Airlines was flourishing in those days, and F ...
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