“Stop looking for your next big opportunity. Give everything you got to the one you have right now.”
@MarieForleo
January 29, 2014

This video from Derek Muller at Veritasium expresses my frustration with Facebook.

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#082: How to Keep Your Team Aligned During Times of Intense Change [Podcast]

The key to keeping your team aligned in the midst of change or chaos is communication. Unfortunately, most leaders are not intentional about this. They either don’t communicate or don’t have a plan for rolling their message out. The result is that people are left to create their own narrative about what is happening.

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If you are going to be an effective leader, you must be deliberate in keeping your team informed. If you don’t, you will create a tremendous amount of “sideways energy” as people speculate and come to the wrong conclusion.

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Michael Jordan Quote

I am thrilled to be speaking at Love’s Travel Stops General Manager’s Conference this year.

Date: February 5, 2014
Time: 07:30-08:30 a.m.
Event: 2014 Love's Travel Stops General Manager's Conference
Topic: The How of Wow
Sponsor: Love's Travel Stops Operations Group
Venue: OKC Convention Center
(405) 602-8500
Location: 1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
United States
Public: Private

How the Placebo Effect Can Tank or Torpedo Your Career Dreams

This is a guest post by Lucille Zimmerman. She is a licensed professional counselor and the author of Renewed: Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World. You can read her blog and follow her on Twitter.

I’m guessing most people have heard of the Placebo Effect. A doctor tells a patient this little pill is going to help cure whatever ails her. But the pill is no medicine at all. It is a sugar pill. The unknowing patient believes she’s going to get better, so she does. It is the positive expectation that creates the cure.

Placebo

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Have you ever thought about what power a placebo really has? The Placebo Effect is not some imaginary thing. A real chemical change happens within a person’s body after taking a sugar pill (or receiving a saline injection, sham procedure, etc.) because the person believes in the medicinal quality.

Apple may or may not be working on an iWatch, but my guess is that they are. This video is from San Francisco designer Todd Hamilton. Pretty cool if you ask me.

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#081: How to Create More Margin in Your Crazy-Busy Life [Podcast]

I have just gone through an incredibly busy time in my life and business. Last year was extraordinary, but it was also exhausting. Last weekend, I found myself feeling overwhelmed and discouraged.

My Ideal Week

I knew it was time to stop the merry-go-round, take a deep breath, and recalibrate. That’s what I did on Monday. I knew if I didn’t, I would soon end up burned out—or worse. Are you feeling the same way?

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We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn