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Managers Are Mentors

Are you a Manager, Executive, or Leader in your workplace? If so, Congratulations! Question: How did you get there?   Did you do it alone?  Or did you have some help?  In all likelihood you had a Mentor, or a few Mentors, that recognized something great in you that you didn’t see in yourself.   They pointed out your incredible gifts, the strengths you naturally exhibited, the flair for leadership that brings someone from the bottom rung to the top, and eventually to another ladder altogether.   And now YOU are The Mentor.   What is your responsibility in this
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The Promise of The Performer Amid Personal Tragedy

  Tonight, just prior to taking the stage, for my final performance of 2016, I just happened to answer a phone call from an old friend.  Watch this video to see the news I received:     It is rare for me to feel this sad.  Carla is a most exemplary person, full of life, wit, so smart and wonderful.  The news of her loss hits hard.  Yet nothing would make her more proud than for me to go out there and lift others with a smile, but how tough is that in this moment? What is my responsibility as
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How A Funeral Can Change Your Business

This week my Uncle David Goates’ Dad passed away.  His name is L. Brent Goates, here is his beautiful obituary. I only knew this man a little bit, saw him at extended family gatherings throughout my life, he didn’t even know my name or who I was, but why would that matter?  He had many grand and great grandchildren to account for in the Goates family of extreme success and prosperity, and he was beloved, revered, and respected by all who knew him. Even though it doesn’t matter really to anyone but me that I’ll be at his funeral, I
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Engaged Employees Make or Break Your Business

Disengaged and uncommitted employees cause more loss of money to business owners than anything else. I’m not talking about non-engaged employees, they at least keep the lights on…I’m talking about disengaged employees that drive business AWAY! Think of the last time you had a GREAT experience at a restaurant, a theme park, or checking into a hotel.  You probably didn’t post anything about it anywhere on the interwebs, you just went about your life, because it’s expected that things ought to just be done well, that’s why you went there! But BAD customer service?  Oh boy!  You’re on every review
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The Promise of Mentors

How do you TOP a year like 2016?  This has been one of those years that you dream about, where it seems all the stars align and you realize all the work you have been doing is finally taking shape and headed in the right direction. The challenge with reaching a new level of success is keeping the promise to yourself that you are now going to outdo it all from here.  The other problem is finding a new tier of mentors who can relate to your current realm and offer to help you take it into tomorrow. What is the
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Promise to The Business Family: AKA “The Team” (Part 1)

Years ago, before I had kids, I was at a friend’s home and remember watching him with his little ones before sending them off to school.  The whole family put their hands in the circle, hand over hand, as they shouted altogether, “Gooooooo TEAM!” I thought: Well, that’s corny.  But cute, too. Now with my little kids we do the same thing, except we say, “We Are HEWLETT’s!  Hewlett’s Don’t Give Up!  Hewlett’s Do Their Best!  We Are Hewlett’s – ba-ba-bump-ba-bump-bump-bump!” (jingle for “We are Farmers…”) In other words, we have taken corny and added hokey to obnoxious and created our
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What Do Michael Jackson and Chewbacca Have in Common?

Question: What do the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and Chewbacca, of StarWars fame, have in common? Answer: We expect one thing of them, that they keep their Promise – deliver their Signature Move – or else we wonder if we’re seeing the real thing. Even as he has been gone for 7 years now, if I ask an audience, “What was Michael Jackson’s Signature Move?”  They all collectively yell out, “MOONWALK!” Here’s my attempt to honor the Great MJ In 2015 audiences were breathless and ecstatic upon the arrival of StarWars VII The Force Awakens when Han Solo and
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The New Web Site – The Promise

Welcome to The New Web Site – The Promise The Promise is the “Jason Hewlett Brand”, it is the new push we are going with, the wording we have searched for as a team, finally properly defined, after 16 years of working on it. The Promise is all encompassing of every message you’ve heard me give: Signature Moves: How To Stand Out in a Sit Down World Limitless Head to Heart Commitment to Joy The Show: Live in Las Vegas & Father Time Under the umbrella of one word, PROMISE, you get all that I’ve ever spoken on, performed for,
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