Monthly Archives: July 2014

Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make. ~Eckhart Tolle

In 1989, I moved to Minnesota. At the time, I had a girlfriend and a great job working for an IT entrepreneur. I was right out of college. I had graduated with a double major in about three and a … Continue reading

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We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve. ~Bill Gates

About two years ago, I received the best advice I’ve ever heard about accepting feedback. I was facilitating a Crucial Conversations class and we were giving examples of what makes a conversation crucial.  Several of the participants had given examples … Continue reading

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Feedback is the breakfast of champions. ~Ken Blanchard

Several years ago, I was stuck. Much like the main character of my book “Swimming In Quicksand”, I had applied for several different positions and hadn’t gotten a single offer. The first time, it was easy to believe them when … Continue reading

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