Gift Boxes The holiday season has begun and seeing gift boxes and advertisements in the newspaper and on TV and social media, I was reminded of the Mysterious Little Brown Cardboard Box story in my family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense). The Mystery Begins It was the spring of 1961 and my…

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A Negotiator An individual who helps two people or a group of people who disagree to reach a successful agreement with each other. Negotiator in your professional life In our professional lives there are times we must be a negotiator. You might be negotiating for a new job, a raise, a project, collaboration with team…

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Why write a book I find it fascinating that so many people are eager to know how an author writes a book. They are curious for many reason. Below are just a few: 1. They want to write a book. 2. They are thinking about writing a book. 3. They don’t know how to begin…

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People often talk about getting to know a person by knowing their family or people will tell you that you are not just marrying your partner you are marrying the family. The same can be said about becoming successful. You will achieve success in your home, workplace, and/or community,  if you discover a little known…

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Depending on your Brain Color Personalty, saying “No” might be more difficult for you than other Brain Colors. Yellow Brain people do want to be impolite by saying “No”. Doing the right thing is a priority for them. Blue Brain people want to be helpful and not hurt another person’s feelings by saying “No”.  They…

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