Janusian Thinking

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This morning I was listening to an audiotape series by Mike Vance, one of the most creative thinkers in history.  He described what he calls Janusian thinking.  In Greek mythology, Janus had two faces looking in opposite directions.  Thus the concept of looking at any situation in opposite ways.  You could work more hours to be more successful, or you could work less.  You could grow your business, or you could make it smaller.  While the first may seem like…

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Do you have this?

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You probably know I am a student of the eagle.  We have sculptures on our property and I continue to study the characteristics of these magnificent creatures.  I’m working on a new book, “Why Eagles Fly”.   Here’s another important trait we see, dealing with the willingness to stand alone if necessary. Gracious Autonomy – not an arrogant self-centeredness, but a comfortable willingness to go alone if necessary.  The Latin saying “Aquila non captat musca” (The Eagle doesn’t catch flies) is…

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Are you paid for your time or for your work?

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  Are you paid for your time or for your work? Can I make a living as a travel agent? Would you recommend I start a high end luxury car rental business? Yes we are teaching life skills in public schools. How can I break my employees from the idea of hourly pay? Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius Show Notes Episode – 04-29-16 Title: N/A Subtitle: N/A…

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I have a problem

By | Entrepreneur, Finding Passion, Inventions | 9 Comments

A few weeks ago I acknowledged a growing challenge with the sidewalk leading to our front door. A full 10ft section had buckled up about 6 inches because of tree roots underneath.  That had ruined the gentle flow of our sidewalk and had created a dangerous lip for people to walk over.  So yes, I had a “problem.” Or was it something else?  When our children were small we never allowed them to come to us with a “problem.”  Rather, it…

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What you need to know about making a successful transition in midlife

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This is a guest post by Kingsley Grant – a Motivational Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Certified Mindset & Communication Coach, Host of the Midlife Launch On-Demand Online Radio Podcast – The Midlife Launch, and a published Author.  He focuses primarily on helping midlife professionals leverage their experience and expertise to financially support the lifestyle they want for themselves. Kingsley writes for the Huffington Post and The Goodmen Project and is a national and international speaker. He is a proud dad, husband, a man of faith and…

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Do I have to be great to succeed?

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Show Notes Episode – 04-22-16 Title: N/A Subtitle: N/A Summary: In this episode, Dan tackles a variety of questions from the 48 Days community, while keeping the conversation focused on a quote from David Foster: “I was good, but not great.” Listen in to learn why you don’t have to be great to succeed – and to learn all about online business in an interview with Jim Cockrum, Amazon sales guru and bestselling author of Silent Sales Machine. Sponsored By:…

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Homeless but Classy

By | Finding Passion, Marketing, Wisdom meets Passion | 3 Comments

Boston artist Kenji Kayayama has started creating high-quality, hand painted signs to replace makeshift cardboard posters typically used by homeless people.  Their original art is used and they are given an opportunity to tell their story.   It seems many of the homeless are trying to find their voice as much as they are trying to solicit for money. Can you imagine the frustration in being homeless?  Not only is there the need to find food and a place to…

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The 5% Challenge

By | No More Mondays, Personal Development | 16 Comments

I am very intentional about my use of time, working from a schedule that I create weeks in advance.  But that does not mean that I work head down for 8 hours without taking a break.  I once worked with a high-level financial executive that told me for 26 years at his previous company he had worked “head down, pencil up.”  And he was dreadfully out of touch with currents trends and opportunities. Instead of working “head down” even 8…

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I have ideas but no action

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I have ideas but no action I’ve been offered a promotion but fear getting stuck in a JOB Why is it just because I have a disability, they discriminate against me from accomplishing my dream? How can I break my cycle of not taking action? Can I grow my list or should I throw in the towel? My life is too cluttered – what can I do?   Ruth Soukup “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll…

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Are you a coach or just a cheerleader?

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As quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Joe Montana led his team to four Super Bowl victories.  He has been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named by Sports Illustrated as the greatest football player of the past 50 years. Here’s an excerpt from his book, The Winning Spirit: “As I have watched my own children compete in youth sports over the years, I have noticed a growing tendency to deliver pats on the head, to…

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