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Who you are and what you do

Who you are and what you do

Tell me who you are and what you do This is how I start every interview I do on my show, and it's turned into something that is universally applicable. It's a deceptively simple question. The Persona and the Job Think about the printer guy, the waitress, the mailman,...

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Lifelong Learners and Lying

Lifelong Learners and Lying

Are you a "lifelong learner?" do you know anyone who calls themselves that? Oh, you do? What do you think of them and that statement? Are they? What do I mean "are they?" Well, what did they learn...? What are they learning? Does that seem unfair? Is your (or their)...

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The Four Conversation Methods

The Four Conversation Methods

There are a lot of people talking about conversations, no pun intended. The curious thing is for something that's such an integral part of our existence—something we use every day in many forms—we don't seem to be doing it right. At least according to the experts. We...

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Save time and frustration

Save time and frustration

Want to save about 30% of your communication time in multiple circles of your life?Want to reduce frustration by doing what seems like the opposite thing needed?Want to find out if a difficult person isn't really difficult? If you answered 'no' then i don't even know...

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Reverse Birthday

Reverse Birthday

I have a confession. When the kids were younger and it was my birthday, I couldn't help myself. When I was married my wife was a stay at home mom. I had no expectations of presents and like the cliche you only learn once you become a parent, it truly meant the most to...

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You’re smart so you’re on your own

You’re smart so you’re on your own

Sorry. That's just the way it is. Have you ever noticed that? Does this sentence ring true to you? Think about your personal relationships. Think about your clubs, associates and groups. Think about your workplace. Examples You're at a seminar and someone keeps asking...

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Yes or No?

Yes or No?

A crossroads This is our 149th episode. I say "our" because quite literally without you there is no podcast. I mean that. It sounds cliche but that's why there have not been episodes for the last few weeks. As much as I enjoy my voice, my humor, my unique take on...

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Day Ten – There are more people in my yard

Day Ten – There are more people in my yard

More people in my yard. My poor Christmas lights. This time they are dudes. That's like 20 people who have been hired, just to appear in my yard. Also, apparently I was drunk on eggnog as I titled the podcast yesterday "Eighth Nine." It's OK if you didn't notice....

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Eighth Day – Awkward Farm Voyeur

Eighth Day – Awkward Farm Voyeur

I live in Wisconsin. Contrary to what the rest of the world things it's not all farmland—at least where I live, which is a city with 1.8 million people. Sure i take certain things for granted like cheese that squeaks and wine that is based on cherries. But I don't...

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Sixth Day – farm invitation

Sixth Day – farm invitation

Ok, so I was wrong about the birds being over. And this didn't end in a triumphant engagement with five other parties in some sort of ... arrangement. So, we're back to birds. But this time I don't have to keep them. I just have to watch them.

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Fifth Day – no more birds!

Fifth Day – no more birds!

I thought I was engaged. But if I am then there are four other parties involved, because there are four too many rings. At least there are no more birds. I have to say this is the most sensible of all of the gifts so far. Five days of gifts. I'm assuming there is some...

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Fourth Day

Fourth Day

I give up. It's not even funny. And I thought bird smell was the worst part. Nope, not when you are given birds when are genetically engineered to be really loud. And you know, these also look like chickens, but if the chickens were wearing a bib or something. i don't...

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Third Day

Third Day

More birds. Forget about the fact that she knows that I would never have a bird as a pet, I just got three chickens. Seriously, that's what they are: chickens. This one had a note about being caught up now, and that there are more deliveries. So I'm getting another...

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Second Day

Second Day

I'm receiving gifts from my girlfriend. Apparently she has no idea what I like. And they are odd. So the last gift was supposed to be a couple days ago, and this one was supposed to be yesterday. The shipping/arranging has been off due to the various mandates and...

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First Day

First Day

I'm receiving gifts from my girlfriend. Apparently she has no idea what I like. And they are odd. I'm not a fan of birds as pets. Sorry.

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Passion is for fakers

Passion is for fakers

Passion is for posers That has a better ring to it. You're told to have passion—and we have covered this in the past in the passion podcast. But today we're going to talk about two aspects of it that you may not be aware of. You already know that you shouldn't beat...

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Layers: What’s between you and what you do?

Layers: What’s between you and what you do?

Layers Regardless of what you do for a living, there are things between your effort and your final product, or your customer. The more layers, the more things you have to overcome. Organization, physical location, technology, time and even language are all layers. And...

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