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Storytelling and Story Selling

Storytelling and Story Selling

Crafting Stories for Sales Glory So you have a great idea, a great product, a great company, a great purpose – so, now what? The best products in the world don’t always sell the best. Instead, it’s the product with the best storytelling support that wins. As I...

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Never Stop Until You Succeed

Never Stop Until You Succeed

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and...

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7 Benefits of Team Building and Teamwork

7 Benefits of Team Building and Teamwork

Alden Mills on High-Performance Leadership I AM SO FIRED UP about my new book out March 26th, 2019! A special shout-out to my #UnstoppableTeam for your support—You can pre-order your copy here --> http://bit.ly/2yhrV6H Unstoppable Teams: The Four Essential Actions of...

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Two for Seven – Naval Academy Stories of Inspiration

Two for Seven – Naval Academy Stories of Inspiration

The student body at the Naval Academy is called The Brigade, and it’s neatly organized into thirty-six “teams,” which are referred to as companies (when I was there – today, there are thirty companies). Within each company, there are equal numbers of plebes,...

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The Methacholine Challenge

The Methacholine Challenge

I thought I knew what drowning felt like. I had squirmed my way through drown-proofing, acting more like a worm than a dolphin in the water and inhaling more than my share of water over the three-week training session. I had nearly passed out completing the 50-meter...

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Like Steve Martin in “The Jerk”

Like Steve Martin in “The Jerk”

One of Steve Martin’s great films is “The Jerk” – I grew up loving this movie. He stars as a budding entrepreneur who stumbles into success with an invention for eye glasses – The Opti-Grab – a dubious accessory designed with a handle that stops glasses from sliding...

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Team Up to Achieve Incredible Results

Team Up to Achieve Incredible Results

In the movie Rambo, Sylvester Stallone plays a soldier named John Rambo who conducts a series of missions all by himself. The lone soldier acts so independently that today’s SEAL instructors often use the phrase “No Rambos” to define what a SEAL team is not about....

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Improvising to Overcome Obstacles and Find Success

Improvising to Overcome Obstacles and Find Success

Improvising is a habit like exercising and planning, and it takes time and practice to make it a habit. The ability to improvise is not a talent that you’re born with; it’s a mindset that you create for yourself. WARNING: This mindset is not a natural attitude; the...

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