Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln The two keywords… “right place.” What’s right seems to vary from individual to individual. But it’s not that difficult to set our feet in the right place. With a little thought our actions and vocabulary change. With a little thought […]
Podcast of the Know Your Audience Article.
The #1 excuse or fear I hear the most from speakers is, “Who am I to speak to this group of people? I’m nobody special.” Ok, I know email is not the easiest way to pump you up and give you a motivational shot in the arm, but I’m going to give it my best. First, you […]
Move. Don’t just sit there… thinking… about how you want your life to be. Move. Take a step. Read the book by your bedside that promises to help you through depression. Take the painting course to unleash the Picasso you’re captivating. Get a sadist of a personal trainer to get you back in shape. Turn […]
2 – books (No Excuses – Brian Tracy; The Pledge – Michael Masterson) 1 -black idea journal 5 – moleskin notebooks (one for copy, one for a training session I am going through, one for personal development, one for The Pledge and one for 2011 planning) 1 – orange notebook for daily goals and life tracking […]
I teach a bible class every Sunday morning at church. Rarely do I mention any of my work. In fact, the most asked question my family gets is… “What exactly does Paul do?” My refusal to get “labeled” has now labeled me an enigma. However, yesterday in a class of about 100 we were talking […]
Here’s an image that makes it clear. You ARE a public speaker whether you want to be one or not!
The Ultimate Outcome When the meeting or event is over what do you want the audience to leave with? What concept? What idea? What unforgettable belief? What new opinion? What information? Your Purpose is the Bull’s-eye of the message, the target
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David got kicked out of my high school in eleventh grade. Drugs, witchcraft, and 13 federal accounts of misuse of government properties. (He would call in bomb threats and such. You know, typical stuff.) He sat next to me in Mr. Greene’s class. On the average day I would look over and he would lift […]
First steps in planning how to monetize your platform.
A foundational look at online business…
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I’m not sure about that. All meals feel important to me! Heck, I’m not even finished with a meal, and I’m thinking about the next one. (I know, I know, first world problems.) The reason folks say breakfast is the most important is […]
Selective hearing. Most men have been accused of that. No. It does not matter that we can repeat the last sentence of a long-winded-tear word for word. We get zero credit when we add tone and inflection to the last sentence. (Sometimes this makes providing evidence of our attention even worse for some reason.) Nope. […]
“Watchit! I’ve got eyes in the back of my head,” Mom. Somehow moms have super vision. They see everything, especially the stuff we never wanted them to see. Of course, moms catch the good stuff too, which is super cool. I have this reminder in my office…. You probably can’t read the writing on the […]
I was 10 years old.
Lou Ferrigno played “The Incredible Hulk” on television. Every shirt-ripping episode kept me glued.
Gamma radiation caused Dr Bruce Banner to transform into the Hulk. I wanted some. I wanted that power (but without the…
Grocery store checkout Unload items. Scoot cart to the end. Wait. Bag Girl: Did you not want to use your cart? Me: Sure. I probably need it. BG: Then why did you push it two lanes away? I look. Hmmmm. Somehow in a moment of ADD I really did park the cart a couple of […]
I am officially 5.5.5. or 65.5 inches or five feet, five and one-half inches tall. I’d always thought I was 5’6” since that’s what my driver’s license says. (Then I remembered that I gave them that number. Hmmmm.)
There are hundreds of advantages why it’s great to being short – here are just 5.5.5.
At some point we all start to get…
Have you seen the movie “A Christmas Story?” It’s the story of Ralphie Parker’s quest to get an official Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. (Yes, I know we’re 22 days past the sprite elf’s cookie and milk binge, but stay with me.) In the movie, there’s a bully, Scut Farkus. Every day Scut and […]