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Use the Simple to Solve the Complex

September 17th, 2021Posted by Madeline

Why a 103 year old productivity technique is relevant today! While there are many “productivity tools” and hacks that promise instant efficiency at lightning speed; all you need is one sheet of paper. Charles M. Schwab, was president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, the largest shipbuilder and the second-largest steel producer in America and one […]

Mastering the Power of Persuasion Is Easier than you Think!

January 12th, 2023Posted by Madeline

My favorite quote is from Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay cosmetics, “Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.” The greatest leaders and persuaders of all time understand that respect is the key that opens a closed mind. When you […]

Road Trip

December 5th, 2022Posted by Madeline

Have you ever taken your family on a road trip?  When our two children were ages 9 and 5, we packed up our purple Grand Voyager, and headed out on a 3 ½ hour trip to visit President Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, in Charlottesville, VA.  If you are older than 35, you recall a time […]

Let the Experts Teach You How to Solve Your Problems

November 15th, 2022Posted by Madeline

Dale Carnegie: “Galen Litchfield-a man I have known for several years; one of the most successful American business men in the Far East. Mr. Litchfield was in China in 1942, when the Japanese invaded Shanghai. And here is his story as he told it to me while a guest in my home:” “Shortly after the […]

Keys To Building Your Best Self

October 18th, 2022Posted by Madeline

What if you are one step away from being your best self? We all appreciate people who are experts at spotting unique gifts and talents in others…no matter how obscure they may seem. Their words are the fuel that helps our “spark” or gifts burn brightly.   When I was a junior at the Juilliard School […]

The Value of Responding Rather Than Reacting During Stressful Times 

September 12th, 2022Posted by Madeline

How do you control your emotions during stressful situations?          Do you respond or………? Zig Ziglar. international motivational expert and author, says, “to respond is positive; to react is negative.” He explained responding to the situation with this story: “When the doctor gives you medicine that works, your doctor will say, “Ah, you responded well to the medication.”  […]

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