How many times have you asked someone a question and received some convoluted, non-sensical, off-the-subject answer? Did you ever ask someone a question and get Lincoln's Gettysburg Address for an answer? Or just had someone answer your question with another question? Whatever happened to answering a "yes/no" question with a "yes" or "no" answer? I'm going out on a limb here, and based on my own direct experience --- I'm guessing this happens to you often. You
As most of you know, I'm a die-hard reader of marketing and leadership books. In fact, other than family, my closest friends, and my fitness routine...marketing and leadership are my ONLY two passions.
So...when I come across something poignant, effective, and intelligent, that deals with leadership...I'm bursting at the seams to pass it on. And that's what I'm going to do. OK...let's cut through the bull and get to the good stuff!
I was re-reading a grea
Yes, I Peter Wink, am probably as cynical as anyone gracing this wonderful planet Earth! And yes, I'm darn proud of it! It serves me well!
I believe little of what I hear from people as most people tend to exaggerate, get their information from unreliable sources, misinterpret what they've been told, OUTRIGHT LIE, say things to satisfy their own agenda, lie for others, or have limited to zero knowledge to speak on a certain subject. Not to mention, most of t
As you may already know, I'm a student of one of the greatest leaders ever to grace our planet...General George S. Patton!
I was reading a passage from one of his speeches that was so profound, I had to share it with you. It's called...Do Not Take Counsel of Your Fears!
"Although this may seem like a repeat of the "do not fear failure" maxim, it's vastly different in meaning and context. What this means is not to let your fears dictate your a
Before, I go too far, realize that you are a successful public speaker. Let's make a quick distiction. We are all public speakers. We all speak outside our homes in mixed company. So yes, you are a public speaker and probably do not fear it much now, do you?
So, what you may fear, like many others, is speaking in front of large groups about a specific topic. Personally, I really enjoy speaking to large groups. Maybe it's ego, vanity, or just knowing that I h
If there's one pet peeve I have it's this...
People Who Say They Will Do Things And Don't!
Sometime do an experiment. For one week, write down everything that people tell you they will do for you or themselves. Also, write down when it will supposedly be done. And don't leave anyone out...friends, spouse, family, co-workers, acquaintances, EVERYONE! Nobody is safe!
Then for the next 30 days, go back to your list and see what was really done. And then ca
I came across this passage called "RISK" and wanted to share it with all of you. It's a great summation of risk/reward.
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out to others is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return
To live is to risk dying
I was just listening to one of the best audio programs ever made - "The Art of Exceptional Living" by Jim Rohn.
In this program, Jim makes one of the most profound statements. One I've reminded myself about for over 10 years and it proves itself consistently. You know what that statement is - "All good will be attacked!" Wow! And this is coming from a positive thinking guru! What does that tell you my friend?
And its true - ALL GOOD WILL BE ATTACKED!
In fact, this way
As most of you know, I'm brash, I'm to the point, I take no prisoners, and tell it like it is. OR...at least the way I see it. One person even said, "I'm too Chicago." Which by the way is of the highest compliment. Whether you like me or hate me - I'm not going away!
Today, I choose to get on my egg crate and address naysayers.
To those of you who choose to put others down, kill people's dreams, and otherwise choose to make yourselves feel better at other
As most of you know, I'm an author, having written several books quickly. I've also been an executive in the self-help publishing world for one heck of a long time.
Here is my expert (I really hate that word) advice for getting started as an author...
1. Pick a topic
2. Write an ad for the book to see if it's salable
3. Investigate where the market resides so you can sell your work
4. Get off your butt and write the darn thing (outline chapters and fill in th