Posts Tagged "motivation"

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Motivating Colleagues

  Why are some outsourcers viewed as simply better than others? What are they doing differently? Why does quality vary to such great degrees across vendors when the actual work being provided is the same? Why do some agents care…

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Better Days (part 1)

The great thing about life is that if you stick around long enough, you will see everything. Many years ago, a company I worked for was acquired by a larger competitor looking to break into industries in which we already…

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Keep at It

  I graduated from college in 1991. It was not the best time to be young, overeducated, under skilled and unemployed. In the early 90’s, there just weren’t a lot of jobs to go around. We had not yet entered…

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Maybe Withhold Your Advice

I was born in 1969. That makes me 44, soon to be 45. Generation X. That’s me hiking somewhere in Colorado in 1996. I don’t feel 45 and I can still clearly recall what life was like in my 20’s….

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What I Learned from the Grateful Dead

  I have been listening to the Grateful Dead for over 25 years now and have attended at least 10 shows when they were actively touring as a full band. I have seen them in places such as Las Vegas, Salt…

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More Fig Newtons and Not Being a Bad Person

  If you have not read James Altucher’s blog, I would recommend it.  Apart from being a fascinating person who has lived an interesting life, he is a great writer with an ability to really synthesize what constitutes success in…

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Breathe

Sometimes I have to remind myself to breathe. The girl at the coffee shop actually told me that yesterday morning. Breathe. It was early, and I think I looked exhausted. Had a hard time finding my money and eventually just…

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Run To Think

  A brief running thought today. I like to run when I am stressed out, overwhelmed or just need to think. Not far, maybe just a few miles, but enough to get my heart-rate up. It has to be outside…

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Random Thoughts for a Sunny Seattle Monday

Nothing is more debilitating than fear: fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of being perceived as being different. Fear represents one of the more challenging stumbling blocks we face as we move towards unlocking true personal happiness. Few…

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Opportunity and Hope

  “You must not surrender. You may or may not get there, but just know that you’re qualified and hold on and hold out. We must never surrender…Keep hope alive.” — Jesse Jackson, “Keep Hope Alive” speech at the Democratic National…

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