Beyond the Borders…

Often we’re so busy finding the things in our lives we want to fix, we forget how much we have to be thankful for. I, for one, have a great family, incredible friends and clients who inspire me even while they are hoping for some inspiration from me.

In September, dozens of you joined me for my two telephone workshops—first the workshop on How to Introduce Yourself for the most impact, and then, 10 Steps to Overcoming Fear, a workshop based on the program outlined in my book, The High Diving Board. (CDs from these workshops will be available next month on my Web Site.)

In October, I found myself teaching a class on starting a business that works for New York University’s Marketing and Management Institute. The class was attended by 36 exceptional people—nearly all of whom have the drive and dedication to make it happen.

This month, I was honored to be asked to speak at the annual awards dinner of the Southern NJ Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers on November 20th. Two days later, I’ll be sharing my 10 Steps to Overcoming Fear Workshop with Toastmasters District 38 at our Fall Conference in Clark’s Summit, PA.

All of these things are reasons to give thanks above and beyond the red sunrises and the purple sunsets.

Thank you for your part in making this part of my life the best so far.


The Power of “1”…

My good friend Marv taught me the Power of “1” a few years ago. When you’re done with your phone calls, make 1 more. When you’ve set enough appointments, set 1 more. When you’ve made enough sales, make 1 more. While the message was intended as a motivational tool for sales people, it works in everything we do. When you’ve said “I love you” enough times, say it 1 more time.

The doctors gave Marv less than a year to live, but the Power of “1”—one more year, one more week, one more day–kept him going for more than 3 years. During that time, he saw his son and daughter married, and met and played with both of his grandchildren.

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