Category Archives: Success

Failing forward

In 2000 John Maxwell wrote a book that helped me immensely. The book was Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success. All of Maxwell’s books have helped me in my leadership development, but this one spoke to me … Continue reading

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Setting your goals for 2019

If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to begin setting your goals for 2019. I am a big believer in goal setting and have done so for several years. I forget when I first began setting goals, … Continue reading

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Closing out the year

This past Tuesday night I had my last auction for 2018. We had a good turnout and an excellent sale. Now it’s time to enjoy the Christmas season and spend time with family and friends. It’s also a time to … Continue reading

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Character and leadership

To be an effective leader requires one to possess many skills and knowledge. However, one thing is absolutely necessary: character. General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, … Continue reading

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Dealing with depression

When I was younger my kids used to tell me I would never retire because I was too much of a workaholic. Little did we know how prophetic their words were. I’ve retired from two careers, and I’m working. I … Continue reading

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What are you reading?

Motivational speaker Charles “Tremendous” Jones is well known for saying “You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”  I believe he is right. Yet, studies consistently show … Continue reading

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Working together

Anyone in business is in competition with others in the same field, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot also be colleagues. At my last auction, the person who taught the auction school I attended and is a competitor, brought … Continue reading

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