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What Do You Do?

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What Do You Do?

When people ask me what I do for a living, I’m never quite sure what to say. The easiest answer is to say that I’m a “motivational speaker,” because most people understand that label. “Motivational humorist” might be more accurate, though, because my typical delivery method is funny. My business card simply says that I […]

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Can You Be Productive…Twice?

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Can You Be Productive…Twice?

I’ve never been much of a runner. In high school, I did participate on the track team for a couple of years but I focused on short races rather than long-distance events. I guess that’s why I’m pretty good at running to the bathroom but not much else. And even though I only competed in […]

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Skinny Dip is Not What You Think

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Skinny Dip is Not What You Think

It never occurred to me, during the summer before my final year of college, to pursue an internship in my field of study. Of course, I was a pre-med student with a psychology major and a drama minor so I’m not even sure what type of internship that would have been. Maybe a job where […]

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Where’s the Value in Success?

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Where’s the Value in Success?

One of my favorite movies is It’s a Wonderful Life. In addition to an ending that always makes me tear up, I love the theme of this film. George Bailey works at the Bailey Bros. Building and Loan in Bedford Falls and throughout his entire life, he longs for greater adventures. He wants to go […]

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

I love chopping wood. Throughout the late fall and winter, I participate in our church’s wood ministry by hand splitting logs for a couple of hours on Wednesday mornings. The others on the team refer to me as Paul Bunyan. OK, in all honesty, they do not refer to me as Paul Bunyan. But it’s […]

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Are You Customizing Your Skills?

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Are You Customizing Your Skills?

Each of us has unique skills that we can use in our life and work. Sometimes, however, it takes a while to figure out just what those skills are. Early in my career, I heard other speakers talk about how they customized every presentation they did. They would interview people, read organizational documents, and then […]

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The Power of Focus, Part Deux

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The Power of Focus, Part Deux

In the last article, I spoke about my lack of focus. Many of you said that you could identify with my distractedness. And while the intent of that article was to describe a common issue in a funny way, there wasn’t much in the way of helpful tips. Sorry about that—I got distracted. As I’ve […]

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The Power of Focus

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The Power of Focus

I admit that I am not always laser focused. The one situation where I am focused is when I’m speaking in front of a large group of people. Give me an audience of 4,000 and my mind is sharp, my focus is clear, and my humor is hah-larious. But put me in a room by […]

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Making a Living by Doing What You Love

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Making a Living by Doing What You Love

A writer friend once said that she quit going to writers’ conferences because everyone was depressed and unemployed. Putting herself in that kind of environment didn’t make her very excited about a career in writing. It seems that many people find it hard to use their artistic talents for a financially viable career. I think […]

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Articles of Interest

Articles of Interest

Please enjoy these articles that support the “Do It Well, Make it Fun” philosophy: “New Study Says Humor In The Workplace Can Help Improve Boss-Employee Relationship – But There’s A Catch”  A new study found that a boss’s sense of humor in the workplace can only improve employee job satisfaction if the boss already has […]

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