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Category Archives: Excellence

Real People… Real Craftsmen

“His card simply read Carpenter and had a phone number in big bold print. He went on to explain that while he gets jobs as a carpenter, he approaches his work as a craftsman. ‘A carpenter builds things. A craftsman … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Excellence

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Is doing what everyone else is doing your goal? Most people are not obtaining results that are considered extraordinary. If our thinking is causing us to do what everyone else is doing, we are only contributing to the “average”. Even … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Crossroads

Which Direction?

All of us are born with some innate talents. With effort, we can take these talents and develop them into excellent skills. These endure and grow through time IF we continue to hone them. Our daily commitment remains necessary to … Continue reading

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Real People…Real Best Effort

Playing Cards

Over the recent New Year’s holiday, I was visiting some friends when a few of the group decided we should play cards. I overheard one lady say she did not want to be partnered with me because I was too … Continue reading

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Real People… Real Excellence

Keep Pounds Off Sensibly

“Whether you are flying the Atlantic, selling sausages, building a skyscraper, driving a truck or painting a picture, your greatest power comes from the fact that you want tremendously to do that thing well. And a thing well done usually … Continue reading

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Still on The Road…Excellence—not Average

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We live in a society in which average is good enough for most. “Don’t work too hard” is a popular slogan, and excellence is almost frowned upon. The right to become unequal by choice or effort, to climb toward a … Continue reading

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Still on The Road – The Contrast Principle … Success or Excellence

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“Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?” This famous quote by late comedian George Carlin depicts a phenomenon called the contrast principle, which holds that we make judgments, not … Continue reading

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