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"Is this Heaven,"  asks a former Chicago White Sox baseball player of Ray Kinsella (played by actor Kevin Costner) in the movie “Field of Dreams.” “No,” says Kinsella, “it’s Iowa!” But it sure appeared to be a heaven-like ballpark created by Major League Baseball in cooperation with Fox Sports and their corporate sponsors. The field constructed in Dyersville, Iowa for this game surely gave one the feeling you were part of a heavenly place. It certainly did me! Although this movie is now 23 years old, I have seen it many times. Following this real-life game played on Aug. 12 between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox in Dyersville, many have taken to Twitter and other forms of media saying how it related to them in real life. It certainly did me. I have always loved sports movies that relate to life experiences. ‘42: The Jackie Robinson Story‘ is like that. {loadmoduleid…
Posted On Thursday, 26 August 2021 00:00 Written by
In 1927, Dr. Frank Crane wrote a wonderful book entitled Everyday Wisdom, which made quite a hit. Crane was a speaker, columnist, and preacher who had an impressive following. I acquired his books years ago and have admired him as a common-sense writer who influenced many. I love his quote, “You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.” Here are excerpts from Everyday Wisdom…. Today the business ideal is the “go-getter” who smashes his way through obstacles as if they were papier-mache scenery. The great difference between men, between the feeble and the powerful, the great and the insignificant, is an invincible determination, a purpose once fixed, then Death or Victory. That quality can do anything that can be done in this world. The man who never gives up what he begins until it is completed is the one…
Posted On Sunday, 29 August 2021 00:00 Written by
After applying principles of generosity learned from “Attorney Paul,” John started selling the largest deals in Cutco history out of 1.5 million other reps and distributors. Yes. 1.5 million. Not only was he gifting knives but he was being asked to speak on stages around the country to teach sales and marketing teams how to build relationships in unconventional ways. Simple but powerful things like focusing your care on the executive’s spouse, the assistant, and kids. Ruhlin Group started in 2000 and quickly broadened gifting options and strategies, but many of the original principles never changed. Knowing how and when to give gifts is just as important as what to gift. These “minor” details and expert knowledge have been tested and proven over a decade to bring a guaranteed “wow” to any industry from financial services to manufacturing widgets. Today John and his team have created gift packages for some…
Posted On Wednesday, 25 August 2021 00:00 Written by
Everything that’s wrong in your life is because you broke a Promise to yourself! You may not like that statement, but having now dug deep enough into this language and concept, it stands up with some heavy testing. And don’t think I’m just pointing one finger at you, because three are pointing back at me, and I can prove my point. What’s wrong in your life?   Overweight?  You broke a promise to yourself. Financially destitute?  You broke a promise to yourself. Terrible relationship?   You broke a promise to yourself. Seriously, look at all of the things that stink about your life, anything that you hate about yourself, and it leads back to a broken promise! Your Health: Do you REALLY commit to working on it? Keeping that promise to do whatever it takes to regain it? Can you find your treadmill under all of that laundry? Your Money: Did you really “invest” in…
Posted On Wednesday, 25 August 2021 00:00 Written by
Both in the corporate world and private world, video conferencing has been around much longer than the wide applications implemented during the coronavirus pandemic. Take, for example, FaceTime on an iPhone; years prior to the need for us to communicate via video, we’ve had the option to do so on our smartphones and other devices. In addition to real-time video conferencing, we have had access to sharing video media as a way to advertise or communicate as early as 2004 with the dawning and growth of YouTube. In a corporate setting, audio visual equipment for both conferencing and filming is usually kept in a special room, or in the IT department under lock and key until someone books it. Until the exponential change brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, video communication of any kind was a luxury item. But now, it has become a commodity in every industry. “Zoom” Has Become an…
Posted On Tuesday, 24 August 2021 00:00 Written by
With the XXXII Olympiad now in the books, we hope your favorite competitor performed at their best and won the medal deserved! The belief here is that these Olympiads are for individual competition – not country vs. country. The media has forced us to pit country against country. When the Olympics started in 1896, the competition – all men – was individual vs. individual, not country vs. country. In 1900 the Olympics added, and rightly so, women’s competition, for gender equality. Various events have changed as time passed. However, if you want to reach a higher level of excitement and motivation, be sure to tune in or record the Paralympics scheduled at these same Olympic venues from Aug. 24–Sept. 5. The courage, stamina, and never-give-up attitude of these Paralympic athletes is enthralling. While the Special Olympics are different than the Paralympics, you will see that they are more similar than different. I…
Posted On Friday, 20 August 2021 00:00 Written by
Bob Burg's #1 Best Seller, "The Go-Giver" shares the 5 Laws of Success,The "Go-Giver Way" - Discover what he says is the #1 LAW to find out if YOU provide this valuable law to your business! Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.  Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann, itself has sold over 950,000 copies and it has been translated into 28 languages.  His and John’s newest parable in the Go-Giver Series is The Go-Giver Influencer. Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money on emakes is directly proportional to…
Posted On Thursday, 19 August 2021 00:00 Written by
It took a good hour before he went for it. Dropping into the bowl is a terrifying thought, as boys all around him easily zoomed up and down, encouraging and showing him how it could be done. The secret? You have to lean into it, you can’t lean back. Full commitment. Watching strangers come to my son’s encouragement and coaching, knowing he’s new to this skateboarding world, and mentoring him along, it was inspiring seeing these kids teaching powerful life lessons without realizing it. And then – he dropped in! Didn’t fall. Elated he went again and again until it was fairly easy. Eventually his new skate pals looked at the board he’d received from a friend as a hand-me-down and they suggested he needed something a little better if he was committing to skating.
Since he had taken the initiative to try something I never dared to in my…
Posted On Wednesday, 18 August 2021 00:00 Written by
Just like the Bitcoin boom of late 2017, Dogecoin, Ethereum, and other forms of cryptocurrency are starting to gain constant notoriety in the media. At this point, those who do understand what cryptocurrency is realize the disruptive nature of the concept and how it can upend the banking and financial industry. I recently wrote an article about how governments around the world are starting to adopt the concept of a digital currency that would replace cash, the United States being one of them, as cryptocurrency like Bitcoin is created by a private entity, extremely volatile, and is similar to gold. But the disruption from the concept of a digital wallet and cryptocurrency runs far deeper than just money. The technology that powers Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, and eventually the federally issued digital currency, called blockchain, is far more disruptive to many different industries, and yet no one is really paying a lot of…
Posted On Tuesday, 17 August 2021 00:00 Written by
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