How Many “NO’s!” Can You Stomach?

You may not know of Cordia Harrington. But chances are, you know her product. Her business, The Bun Company, makes the bread that can be found in McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Chili’s (among other major enterprises), and is produced at a head-spinning rate of 1,000 buns/minute. By no means was this always the case. […]

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Taking Initiative: What Are You Doing to Stand Out?

As much as you give to your clients (or customers or shareholders or mentees, etc. etc.) it’s amazing how much they give right back to you. I was reminded of this yet again the other day when I was leading a strengths retreat for a bank client. The president of the bank, let’s call him […]

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Make the Most of EVERY Position in Your Career

A few weeks ago, I told you about my first “real” job out of undergrad. I was 21 years old, and working for a large area health system as an administrative assistant in their clinic network. It may have been my first real gig, but it didn’t pay real well (first-year school teachers were making more […]

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Superbowl Dreams

When Aaron Rodgers graduated from high school in 2002, he did not have one single NCAA Division 1 scholarship offer. Sunday night he will lead the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. The path to success is not always a straight line. And there is no magic formula. Think junior college ball was easy? […]

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