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By: Joe Thomas
Fri, June 8th 2012

I'm at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. When I saw these trees to my left and right, I was reminded of Dr. Seuess. And it gave me an idea for a challenge to you: Go read (probably re-read) one of his books titled "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" And then tell me how it made you feel. In case you need a little more info: Emilie Coulter, Amazon.com's official book reviewer, writes: "Inspirational yet honest, and always rhythmically rollicking, Oh, the […]

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By: Joe Thomas
Wed, May 23rd 2012

One of my greatest mentors, Stephen R. Covey, encouraged me to seek principles.  Principles are in a simple sense... truths.  I don’t mean truths for one group or another, but rather truths for all groups... for everyone.  Sometimes principles can be expressed mathematically.  This can be helpful.  An example would be the principle of Fire = fuel + oxygen + ignition.  When you find these three elements combined, you find […]

By: Joe Thomas
Wed, May 9th 2012

Oneness. What a cool word! We achieve it when our actions align with our words, which align with our values, etc., etc..  We could go deeper here but for this blog post I’ll keep it simple."Integrity" comes from the same root as the word "integer." It’s a oneness. When people have this "oneness" (visualize the number 1), they are described as "straight," "stand up," "aligned," "ducks in a ro […]

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By: Joe Thomas
Thu, May 3rd 2012

One of the most memorable movie scenes of all time is Rocky running up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and raising his arms in triumph.Why is he celebrating?  He hasn't even fought the fight yet... or has he?It appears to me that Rocky is finally ready for the fight, that he has done the drill, paid the price and triumph is his.  He has overcome many if not all of his doubts about himself.  He has overcome the physical barriers that could […]

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By: Joe Thomas
Thu, April 12th 2012

I recently was in Denver, the home of "The Big Blue Bear." The piece is titled "I see what you mean." I can't say that my interpretation of this cool art is accurate, I can only tell you I like it. The bear is looking at us from outside the building, much like we look at interesting animals in a zoo.We are interesting creatures and many of us love to people watch. It's fun, interesting and ever-entertaining.I thought this was a good thought to focus on. […]

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By: Joe Thomas
Wed, April 4th 2012

I love the seasons -- all of them. Most of us associate seasons with change. So what season are you in and what change would you like to make? As humans we have this incredible thing that's been gifted to us -- choice. We can choose the change we want. We can move, adapt, create, shape and form the world we desire. What is it you want?Choose your change, make a plan and then execute.  Adapt as you go, modify the goal when necessary and keep moving forward.  You […]

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By: Joe Thomas
Thu, February 16th 2012

This winter has pretty much been snow free.  This week when a little accumulation occurred we ran down to a local hot spot for tubing to take advantage. We were among the first to arrive.  We hit the hill and the first run was so-so.  The next one was better.  Every one after that went a little farther and a little faster.  The last run is of course the best one… usually anyway.This point is nothing new.  It gets made o […]

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By: Joe Thomas
Wed, February 1st 2012

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- We may be the only animal on the planet that can think about our thinking.I'm going to focus on thoughts, on mindsets, paradigms, etc. Let me suggest that we have at least three forms of thinking: conclusions, lenses and "other mental so forth."   Focusing on our own biases, frameworks, interpretations, theories and the like can be very empowering. Let's just sum up all of these words into one: BELIEFS. The three forms of belie […]

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By: Joe Thomas
Wed, January 25th 2012

I'm at Stone Henge, a site that has intrigued people for thousands of years and will continue to do so. An enduring reminder to dream big, think big, put it into action and make something awesome happen!A few quotes from my collection: •    "If you can dream it, you can do it... begin it now!"•    "You only know how far you can go by going too far."•   &nbsp […]

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By: Joe Thomas
Wed, January 18th 2012

Sales can be tough… the road can be rocky… it can be a climb.  That's the bad news… or is it?  It's the climb that makes us stronger.There is the competition that's tougher than ever.  The economy that… (I'll save time and just say it stinks).  There are difficult clients and more.  All of these things are bumps on the road; they're the rocks in the path and the incline.& […]

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