Words of Worth

Looking for tips or examples on how to better your life and those relationships around you? I have a collection of Blog entries that could give you the first leg up on getting to and maintaining a better life.

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When's The Last Time You Let Loose?

When’s the last time you let loose?...I’m not talking about getting drunk and being stupid, I’m talking about doing something out of the norm for you. You know, relax, have fun, let your hair down stuff.In today’s world, we all seem so focused on business and success we forget...
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Have You Ever Been Called Out?

Have you ever been called out?...In a recent article I wrote, my intention was to enlighten the reader to be original with their stories, don’t just copy someone else’s and post it as your own. You can read the article here: https://lnkd.in/gF-2vvpZI had not thought about the...
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What's Your Story?

What’s your story?...Is it filled with humor or is your story nothing but drama? Is it filled with wins or riddled with losses?Chances are, your story, is similar to everyone else’s, a conglomeration of it all.So what can you do to ensure that your story stands out from the...
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What lessons have I learned from being Santa Clause?

What lessons have I learned from being Santa Clause?...It’s that magical time of the year again. Christmas trees, Christmas, lights, decorations galore, and of course, Santa Claus!I am truly blessed that for the past 15 years or so, I have been honored to portray this Magical...
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Do You Have Vision ADD?

Do you have vision ADD?...While driving yesterday I listened to the most recent Maxwell Leadership Podcast, “Transferring The Vision To The Heart And The Head.” You can find it here:https://lnkd.in/gEM953UaThe hosts, Mark Cole and TRACI MORROW were dissecting John’s talk on...
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Ever Been Run Over By A Truck?

Ever been run over by a truck?...I hardly ever get sick. Something hit me Tuesday that took me down for the count. I was hoping it was just a 24 hour bug, I could live with that.I woke up Wednesday morning and I felt great. Got up, went into the office, yahoo, all better....
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What's Your Why?

What’s your why?...We all have one, so what’s yours?Many on this LinkedIn share their why each and every day.👉 Take for instance, Jane Lehman. Her “why” is helping people understand how affordable legal representation can be and the reason you should have it.👉 Fred Diamond is...
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Are You Called To Be Different?

Are you called to be different?...Being different is a given, we are all different. Science has proven that even identical twins have some differences.That’s why I didn’t ask if you ARE different, I asked if you are CALLED to be different. So what does that mean? Called to be...
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Have You Ever Wanted To Quit?

Have you ever wanted to quit?...I mean it. Walk away, don’t look back, leave it all behind….that kind of quit?I have. If you can be honest with yourself, you have too.We all make mistakes, mess up, fall flat on our face, get embarrassed or emotional and can’t take it anymore....
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What's Your Take On Original Content?

What’s your take on original content?...Just yesterday I was asked by a friend to search for something on LinkedIn. I was blown away by what I found. Before I share that with you though let me share this.A few weeks back, I had just cleared security at the airport and needed...
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How Do I know If I'm A Leader?

How do I know if I’m a leader?...I get asked that question a lot and my answer is pretty much the same….if you have to ask you probably aren’t.I don’t say this to be mean but even if a leader doesn’t recognize they are a leader, they feel it and wouldn’t ask that question.👉...
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What Does This Day Mean To You?

What does this day mean to you?...Here in the United States, this is election day. At the end of this day there will be winners, losers, happiness and tears.As a nation we have become more divided then any previous time in our history excluding the Civil War. A dark time in...
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How Old Is Too Old?

How old is too old?...50, 60, 70, 80?Saturday night, after a 55 year career in Major League Baseball, 73 year old, Dusty Baker won the World Series as the manager for the Houston Astros.This was the cherry on top of an incredible career as both a player and a manager.As...
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Why Should Someone Hire You?

Why should someone hire you?...In a world where there are so many people doing relatively the same thing, what do you do that sets you apart? What makes you different?Here are three ideas that I believe are critical in helping you win more business.👉 Don’t be a generalist....
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What’s Your Story Of Redemption And Revival?

What’s your story of redemption and revival?...We moved from Pittsburgh in the early 70’s to Phoenix. It seemed like every summer we would dive back and visit family. These road-trips would be filled with days of driving, sleeping in the car, and stopping at a two roadside...
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Who's An Impact Player That You Admire?

Who’s an impact player that you admire?...Liz Wiseman, author of several books, published one in 2021 called “Impact Players” In a recent podcast , she talked with Mark Cole, CEO of The John Maxwell Team about the book. Listen to the podcast here. https://lnkd.in/gjQnmDcXIn...
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What Keeps You Up At Night?

What keeps you up at night?...That’s always one of the first few questions I ask new prospects. Most, always answer, “nothing at all.”Now we all know that’s probably not true but I allow it, at first. Face it, in todays world almost everybody has something that keeps them...
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What Kind Of Legacy Will You Leave?

What kind of legacy will you leave?...Yesterday, I attended the memorial service of a friend. She was a talented actress and an incredible human being.Sitting in the theater, her second home, listening to the stories that people shared about her, watching the slide...
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What Are You Willing To Change?

What are you willing to change?...Most will answer this question with an enthusiastic NOTHING!For some reason, most people are afraid of change while change is the only constant that is always happening around us.Here are some ideas on how you, as a leader, can help your team...
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Have You Ever Jumped On The Bandwagon?

Have you ever jumped on the bandwagon?...You know, where somebody else comes up with a topic and then someone else writes about it, then another and another and another until you yourself do it?Today is a day of celebration 🎊 🎉I’m throwing my two cents in on all the pitch...
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What Does It Take To Make A Relationship Last?

What does it take to make a relationship last?...Today is a really special day for me. My wife and I are celebrating thirty-five years of marriage.👉 Thirty-five years of ups and downs, good times and bad.👉 Thirty-five years of memories made and challenges tackled.👉 Thirty-five...
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Are You Better On Your Own?

Are you better on your own?...I don’t care what context you take this in, work or life, but to me the answer is no.Working alone may be great to reduce interruptions but it’s hard to be fully creative without someone to bounce ideas off of.Working alone my keep your expenses...
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Does Change Affect You?

Does change affect you?...They say the more things change, the more they stay the same. At least there are songs about that.I had the opportunity to attend my 40th high school reunion over the weekend. This is the first one I have ever gone to. My wife and I drove two days to...
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Honoring Those Who Got You There

How does your organization show tribute to those that have passed away?...While traveling from Texas to Arizona for my 40th high school reunion, we stopped to spend the night in Las Cruces New Mexico.I asked the front desk clerk where we could find a local restaurant, not a...
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Hello, my name is...

Have you ever gone to your high school reunion?...It’s been 40 years since I graduated from high school. I know most of you are thinking “wow, did you graduate when you were twelve?” But no, normal, 18, thanks though.Anyway, I have not been to a single one yet. I’m actually...
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Providing More Information Is Value

How do you recognize that you’re always trying to be right?How do you break the cycle of always being right?...Yesterday, I posted a message and asked the question; How important is it to always be right.https://lnkd.in/gGFmyC3DJohn Knotts asked those questions above and, in a...
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How important is it to always be right?

How important is it to always be right?...You know who your are. No matter what, you need to “prove” how smart you are, even over trivial things.If it’s not you, you know who it is. That person who will argue about anything.Don’t let this be you!👉 A leader doesn’t have to...
Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor

Is profit a dirty word?...My short answer - maybe.I say that because it depends on what you do to achieve it.👉 Are you cutting corners?👉 Are you breaking the law?👉 Are you scamming your clients?👉 Basically are you being moral, ethical, and doing everything with...
Train Tracks

Is My Life On Track Or Is It Wishful Thinking?

Want to have some fun? Google the words “How To Tell Your Life Is On Track.” Surprisingly, you will have over 151 MILLION search results. That’s 151 with six zeros. Everything from “10 signs your life is on track,” “15 signs your life is more on track than you may think,” “How...
Fear

Winning By Failing

Winning by Failing I recently posted a quote that said “Failure is not the opposite of success. It is part of the success.” The dialog and banter that this post created was magical to me. It allowed me to look at how others viewed failure and what it meant to them. It led me...
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How Do You Define Success?

How Do You Define Success?It’s unfortunate that a majority of people believe money is what definitively defines success. Let me tell you, I have met a lot of wealthy people that were absolutely miserable. Why? Because success is about a lot more than just money.How do you...
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Improve Your Focus in Three Easy Steps

Improve Your Focus in Three Easy Steps Unless you live in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, it is almost impossible to live a life without distractions. These distractions can ultimately affect the effectiveness of your work. Technology has proven itself helpful in many areas...
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How to Self-Destruct Your Success In Six Easy Steps!

How to Self-Destruct Your Success In Six Easy Steps!Did you watch the Academy Awards? If not, I am willing to bet you at least heard about what is being called “the slap heard around the word”. Will Smith walks on the stage, the crowd goes wild, they absolutely love this guy....
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Good Enough To Start

Good Enough To Start You have the dream, you know what to do, everyone around say’s “Do it”! Yet here you sit, stuck, not moving forward, living in the pit of perpetual procrastination. Is this you? How long have you been waiting to begin pursuing your goals or dreams? Oh,...
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You Are What You - - - Think!

You Are What You - - - Think!How many times have you heard the phrase, “You are what you eat”? I know this sounds silly but as a young child, I remember being afraid I was going to turn into a Hostess Ding Dong. Now some may say that I have, at least in theory, but what a...
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Will Worker Productivity Ever Return?

Will Worker Productivity Ever Return?Prayerfully, we are on the tail end of the CoVid Pandemic. Yes, I know there has been a resurgence in some areas and it is still an issue but again, prayerfully we are on the tail end. Looking at what CoVid did to our workforce is proving...
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The End Of Facebook?

THE END OF FACEBOOK?The title of the article grabbed my attention, “Mark Zuckerberg Issues Dire Economic Warning to Meta Employees”, so I had to read it. Let me save you the agony of reading it yourself. Here are the highlights.Zuckerberg tells the employees that the company...
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Self-Motivation and Inspiring Others

Self-Motivation and Inspiring Othersby Jeff TalaricoEven during challenging times, inspiration is everywhere, you just might have to look a little harder to spot it.  One of the easiest things to do is to get stuck in a rut and, once you get there, it can be difficult to get...
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Morning Mindset Changes Everything

Morning Mindset Changes EverythingSix Steps to A Successful Entrepreneur Morning by, Jeff TalaricoEvery successful businessperson seems to have a secret to their success. Some are into taking risks, thinking out-side the box while for others, it is staying humble in their...
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Learning How to Swim

Can you swim? I know, it sounds like a strange question but there are many people in the world that do not now how. Vicki Harrison said “Greif is like the ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do...
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Seeing Through the Clouds

This past weekend, my wife Caryn and I were able to get away for a few days and celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. Thirty-Three years, wow, it’s hard to believe she has put up with me for that long. Some say she deserves Saint Hood while others just shake their head and...
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Get More of What You Want With Easy Etiquette Techniques

Do you want more out of life, but feel unsure about how to go about getting it? One way to get what you want is to use positive etiquette and manners during your social interactions as much as possible. Opportunities to fulfill some of your own needs are all around you, just...
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Green With Envy? How to Overcome Jealousy

No one likes to feel jealous, but most of us do feel this emotion at one time or another. However, although jealousy is part of the human experience, it doesn’t have to rule our lives. Let's take a look at what causes this challenging emotion and see what we can do to...
Conflict Resolution

Secrets to Conflict Resolution: Learn How to Clarify Perceptions

Our perceptions color the way we see the world. That’s true even when we’re in the middle of a conflict that stirs up our emotions.As powerful as our perceptions may be, we sometimes fail to notice that they exist at all. Only by bringing them out into the open can we see them...
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Set New Boundaries and Enjoy Healthier Relationships

All relationships need boundaries to remain healthy. Consider there are certain things you discuss with your best friend that you’d never discuss with your child or your mother. Boundaries help to determine how much you give and receive from a relationship. If any of your...