Positive Attitude: A View From Above

Nature has a calming effect. This picture entitled simply “A View From Above” reminds me how beautiful the world is when we leave confusion and chaos in the valley below and ascend above the clouds. Today when you listen to or read the news,

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Personal Resiliency to Withstand External Stress

The daily news is filled with external stressors: slipping financial markets, war, terrorism, increased gas and food prices to name a just a few. Added to normal life pressures, these external stressors can increase the emotional tension you feel at work and at home.

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Oversized Competition

The phenomenal display of talent displayed at the U.S. Open in Torrey Pines provided oversized entertainment and oversized lessons about life. Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods battled for 91 holes and left us with these tutorials that are seared into my memory: Number 1

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Success: New Kid on the Team Rules

I grew up on a farm in Idaho where we had the ultimate retention policy: I couldn’t fire my brothers and sisters. As a kid, one of my chores was to tromp out in the pasture at 5:30 every afternoon and herd the cows

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Multitasking — Not Without Dangers

I recently read an article by novelist Walter Kirn telling of his near death experience as he was driving late one snowy night on a two-lane highway in Wyoming. He was on his way to see his girlfriend in Colorado when his phone chirped

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Success: The 10/90 Rule

I sat down to breakfast with the Wall Street Journal and found a replacement ratio for the 80/20 rule–the 10/90 rule. I scanned through a couple of articles on the front page and then started to thumb through the A section. My eyes stopped

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