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What to do when you fail

July 19, 2017

Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a news anchor and was told she was “unfit for television.” Walt Disney’s newspaper editor told him he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas” as he fired him. Michael Jordan was kicked off his high school basketball team. Abraham Lincoln pretty... Read More

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You've heard this before, “necessity is the mother of all invention.” So today, we’ll go one step deeper and talk about what few do. I recently went on a week-long tour with my sister and her granddaughter throughout Israel. We had a bunch of activities planned, and on a whim we decided to visit a farm. Now I’ll be honest. I didn’t have high hopes.

It’s almost the 4th of July. What’s on your mind? Time with family or friends? Good food? A little get-away? Shopping? Maybe just another day of work? I have much of that on my mind too, but there’s something bigger that the upcoming holiday has gotten me thinking about: what it takes to achieve freedom and success.

It's okay to be funny. No. I take that back. It’s not just ok. You need to have more fun and be more funny. See, if you’re like most readers you’ve been in business for a while. You have employees to manage, customers to please, books to balance, and let’s just say a lot on your plate. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day drudgery and seriousness of business.

It's messing things up. Here's why... Chances are that your office has some messy drama. You’re not alone - most workplaces do. Last week we discussed shifting from Victim to Creator: creating your own reality instead of being a passive, helpless Victim. Now it’s time to meet the next character in this trio- the Rescuer. To recap: Dr.

Office drama is real. And it’s ugly. Scott’s dad was difficult, very difficult. He was critical, inflexible and overbearing. The two had been in business together for decades, but things were getting over the top. To make matters worse, Scott was in the investment industry.

As a marketing guy, I'm always on the lookout for cool marketing ideas and ads I can use or pass along to my clients for them to use.I recently stumbled across one that you've got to check out!Click on the image below to see it for yourself and then I got a few questions to ask you afterwards. Go ahead, watch the 30-second video. Then come back. I'll wait.Okay, you watched it? Great.Quick quiz:1. What kind......

Everyone wants to create "touch points," a favorite buzzword for marketers. A touch point is that intersection between your business and your customer where you interact and communicate something -- hopefully, something of value. Glance over this diagram:While each "touch point" offers value, they miss the emotional power and tactile experience of the five senses: Sight. Sound.......

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Rahamim Melamed-Cohen, Ph.D. continues to inspire and motivate me to this day even though he can do nothing more than think and blink his eyes. To me and countless others, he's a living miracle. I'm pictured here seated to the left of Dr. Cohen along with his wife, Elisheva, and his Adobe Illustrator tutor from the Betzalel Academy of Art.Want to be truly rich?Just a few days ago, my family got a rare......