Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sharpening Your Saw


Next week Mike and I will be in beautiful Santa Cruz, California for four days. No, we are not going to go lay out on the beach and get a tan, although we could both use one, we are going to attend a four day seminar to Sharpen Our Saws…. Check out our Facebook page for some pictures late next […]


Everyone Communicates! – Few Connect!


Here are some photos from our “Everyone Communicates! – Few Connect!” speaking event on August 23rd. I thoroughly enjoyed interacting with this positive and dynamic group! Mike


The 5 Levels of Leadership


Mike and I are so pleased to present our next 5 Levels of Leadership Master Mind Group starting on September 18, 2012. We experienced so much growth from our first group that we can’t wait to see what comes out of this next one! Over the next five blogs Mike will be taking you through each of the 5 Levels […]


Book Review – Personal Power & Creating Miracles


Bill Beausay has found a way to teach, motivate, and inspire us in less than 100 pages. The book starts out with a story about a greyhound who unexpectedly quits in the middle of a race and retires because the rabbit he was chasing wasn’t real. We’ve all been that greyhound before; chasing that proverbial rabbit around the imaginary track, […]


The Law of Influence


This week I will be facilitating our fourth session of the six-session Go-Giver Accelerator Course. This is one of my favorite weeks because we discuss influence. This is also one of the most challenging because it sometimes requires a change of Mindset about putting other people’s interests first. During this session we will discuss The Third Law of Stratospheric Success: […]


Everyone Communicates, Few Connect – August 23


If you can connect with others, your ability to create teamwork increases, and your influence skyrockets. People who connect with others have better relationships, experience less conflict, and get more things done than those who cannot connect. Michael shows you more effective ways to influence and lead others through the art of connection. Captain Mike Stanley, a member of the […]


Value Added!


Do your customers see the value in doing business with you? In today’s economy people have more choices now than ever before. Where there used to be four places around town to buy things, now there are thousands thanks to the internet. People aren’t as apt to buy from the same place time after time. No one is forced to […]


Mastermind Group Study on “The 5 Levels of Leadership”


You are invited to a Mastermind Group study on “The 5 Levels of Leadership” by John Maxwell. This is a 5-week in-depth study that will afford you the opportunity to join forces and mastermind with a unique group of like-minded individuals who are focused on taking results in every area of their lives to a new level. Having the support […]


How YOU Doin’???


I turned on the show Friends the other night and there was Joey Tribbiani saying his catchphrase line “How you doin’?” to a girl at Central Perk, the coffee shop where that loveable group of friends would hang out at. The next morning I couldn’t get that phrase “How you doin’?” out of my head. The funny thing is it […]


The Game is won on the line of scrimmage


We are getting close to the start of College and Pro Football so of course it was on my mind this morning as I sat down to write this week’s blog. A few weeks ago I read an article in the sports section of the Sunday paper. The article discussed how the team that controls the line of scrimmage usually […]


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