From my cold, dead hands?

From Sir Richard Branson: ===== “People tend to think of entrepreneurs as lone heroes, but this isn’t how it works in real life. Many live up to their reputation as risk-takers and some remain outsiders, but despite this outlier status, entrepreneurs need...

Giggity giggity goo

The word “gig” means different things to different people. When some hear it, they think of a DJ’ing or singing gig. Quagmire from “Family Guy” pops into the minds of others (“Giggity”) But it’s becoming known for...

A conveyor belt full of chocolates

There’s a classic episode of “I Love Lucy” that reminds me of the coaching world. In that episode, Lucy and her friend Ethel get jobs wrapping chocolates in a factory and are warned by their supervisor that if they miss wrapping even one piece...

Roger Bannister, Nolan Ryan, and you

Back in 1954, Roger Bannister was the first person to run a mile in under four minutes. Runners tried to run a sub-four minute mile for many years before Bannister finally accomplished it, but they had no luck. Word was that the milestone was “impossible”....

When you’re getting paid with meatballs

In “The Wedding Singer”, Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler) gives singing lessons to an elderly student. Unfortunately, she pays him not with cold, hard cash but with meatballs instead. Before he can escape her house, she plops a few sloppy ones in his...

Lessons from Bond (and Gary) Halbert

Since copywriting is a great skill for coaches to have, I’ve spent a lot of time studying it over the years. My favourite copywriter is the late, great “Prince of Print”, Gary Halbert. I enjoy his stuff so much that I killed a small forest printing...

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