The Power of Having Fun

  How much FUN have you had lately?  Do you give your schedule room for it on a daily basis?  If not, you are missing out on one of the most essential aspects of a successful career and life. I made a promise to have more fun while I work and at home and it has changed everything. My friend, coach, and keynote speaker for leaders and entrepreneurs, Dave Crenshaw, is releasing this week his latest brilliant work, “The Power of Having Fun”.   The principles taught in this book are what Dave taught me years ago when he was
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The Promise of a Neutral Awards Show – The Emmys

  If you want to hear bashing of the President of our Country just turn on any late night program, SNL, CNN or talk radio. If you want to cause an uproar on social media and gather exponential vitriolic comments, simply offer a divisive political post that would make your friends wonder what just happened to you and if your account was hacked. But if you sit down to enjoy an Emmys award show honoring the accomplishments of some of the greatest actors of our generation and all you hear are rips on our current President, whether you love or
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What Are Your Promises to the Work Family?

The Work Family expects much from us, so why not make a few bold Promises to them, which in turn will inspire them to do the same back to you? It’s not enough to just set goals that you’ll be something better – I love the quote, “Why set a Goal when you can Make a Promise?”   Remember: Goals are Particulars, Promises are Proclamations!  I was scrolling through LinkedIn the other day and my friend, and very admired writer, Mark A. Smith, VP of Sales at Womply, posted this.  He expresses himself exactly as any person in a leadership
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Our Hidden Promises

  Had a conversation with one of my dear friends and mentors, Daniel Burrus, as he emphasized his belief in the importance of my writing a book for The Promise.  I let him know it’s in the works and he is determined to help me find the right publisher to take it to the world. He then emphasized, “Do you realize how important this book can be?  Have you considered that you haven’t even tapped into the smallest of possibilities with this topic?  It could be multiple books!” “Yes, I’m hopeful that it will be more than one book”, I
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Putting in the Reps

  My son asked for private lessons with a former NBA star from the Utah Jazz and I told him the lessons are so expensive that he would need to prove over 6 months his dedication to the game he loves so much in order to earn such an opportunity. Every day I would hear the ball bouncing in the driveway outside of my home office.  Most days I would go out and join him, trying not to coach too much (so that he doesn’t feel every time shooting baskets with Dad he’s being critiqued), but also showing him the
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Hurricane Harvey: The Promise to Humanity

  If not in the thick of the disaster you may be feeling like me as we watch the coverage of the devastation that is Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX and surrounding areas. A feeling of helplessness & sorrow, a sense of urgency, a knowledge that prayer really does help, but must be followed with action as a display of faith. What can we do for these millions of people who are suffering? I was scheduled to be in Houston in a few weeks for the International Rotary Conference, when we were informed it has been postponed, so even my
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The Promise That Is Jerry Lewis

  9 Decades of laughs.  How is it even possible? Jerry Lewis’ passing this weekend left me reeling and unable to process the influence this man made on my career. Jerry is the reason I, as a physical, visual act, have a career.  Without him, my kind of comedy never becomes cool, guys from Red Skelton & Jonathan Winters, to Jim Carrey and Robin Williams, wouldn’t have made sense to us.  Because we had Jerry it did. In 2003 my wife sent in a long shot submission for my appearance on the MDA Telethon.  It was in the beginning stages
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The Promise To Do The Little Things

  Have you ever rented a car for a couple hundred dollars, only to realize you didn’t need to rent one since you barely put any miles on it? As you’re returning the car you realize the tank clearly says FULL, and you can in complete honesty say, “The tank’s full”, if they ask. I realized I had this simple devious thought and then it occurred to me this is breaking the Promise to myself to always do the little things that matter, even if it is something of a pointless fill up worth just over $1.00, it means something
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The Promise to Stand for Something

  Celebrities, Entertainers, Hollywood types and Athletes who offer their opinions on political matters are highly criticized and often told to keep their mouths shut.  I am not on their level of celebrity or knowledge, and don’t claim to comprehend enough about politics to make any real difference on that end, and am simply one small voice in the crowd. Yet in response to what occurred in the events last weekend in Charlottesville, VA, I can’t just sit back and not say anything.  I ask my readership’s forgiveness for even bringing anything political to the forefront, but I feel it
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The Promise of Consistency

  The companies you know, love, and trust are consistent in their delivery of keeping Promises. Think of the brands you keep returning to, because you know exactly what you’re going to get. For me, Delta, has been an airline I can depend on, they help me solve challenges with delays and issues, consistently proving their value, and then my loyalty is rewarded with better seats and a finer experience. Same with Marriott, JEEP, Apple, Hale Centre Theatre, and even my Church!   Consistency is the key to their success, doing the same proven formula over and over and over.
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