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One Life to Live…Live it Well

Inspirational Video with quotes to spur you on to fully live that thing called LIFE.

Famous Failures – Video Tribute to Pressing On

Here’s an inspirational video for the day.  Some of the very best who accomplished some of the highest highs also experienced some of the worst defeats and lowest lows.  I’m telling myself, and I’m telling you: PRESS ON!

Trees & Teamwork – Leadership Reflection from Maxwell

Here’s a short article from John Maxwell that is a number of years old but has lasting nuggets of wisdom. I think the points that stick out most to me this time around reading it are collaboration and debriefing.  Collaboration is so crucial or else you don’t have buy-in; you don’t have the best ideas; […]

Reflection on “The Power of Negative”

The power of negative – from The Six Month MBA Everywhere I go these days, I see books about the power of things. The Power of Less. The Power of Now. The Power of Intention. The Power of Positive Thinking. Whatever. Not a single one of those things has nearly the same amount of power […]

Reflecting On: Get Your Head Out of the Clouds

A good, quick article to reflect on from the Six Month MBA…Have we gotten into a routine of crushing dreams and forcing narrow (often called ‘realistic’) thinking?  I think so far too often. – Mike SAMBA Blog Feet on the ground? Posted: 11 Apr 2009 04:34 AM PDT Get your head out of the clouds!! Day […]

Good Quick Article on – Anatomy of a Successful Tweet

Anatomy Of A Successful Tweet by GUEST POSTER on APRIL 10, 2009 in TWITTER FOR BEGINNERS Leo Dirr is a freelance writer. Follow him @UtahNewsGuy. When I began using Twitter a short time ago, I had no idea how much strategy could be involved in a simple tweet. You only get 140 characters, for crying […]

Reflecting on: 5 Reasons Why Dreams Don’t Take Flight

5 Reasons Why Dreams Don’t Take Flight Dr. John C. Maxwell Most of us never see our dreams come true. Instead of soaring through the clouds, our dreams languish like a broken-down airplane confined to its hangar. Through life, I have come to identify five common reasons why dreams don’t take flight. #1 We Have […]

Reflecting on…”How To Grow Like A Fern”

I’m currently reflecting on this blog post from the SAMBA Blog at www.sixmonthmba.com.  “Effort counts.”  I like that.  Remaining in the place of discomfort often does provide growth.  It is stretching and builds fortitude within.  Not easy, though, because it always look greener on the other side. “Battling the desire to flee counts.”  Perseverance must […]

Cozy is the enemy of Action…

Good statement to reflect on from SAMBA (www.SixMonthMBA.com) – Mike Gingerich Cozy is the enemy of action. Waking up in the morning, all snuggled down in the covers, it’s so tempting to never come out of your warm and cozy cocoon. You feel like nothing can get to you there.  All is right with the […]

Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make

The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make is a good read.  It’s been around for a while but I recommend it as a tool to keep you sharp and to help you grow as a leader.  Below is a summary I put together from this book by Hans Finzel.    – Enjoy, Mike Gingerich The Top Ten […]