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A blog by Steven Iwersen for Leaders and Achievers ~ insights, ideas, and thoughts on current issues.

Overcome the Rough Spots

Norman Vincent Peale told of a time that he was golfing with a pro. Peale had hit his golfball into the tall grass - "the rough," and he made the comment that it was going to be harder to play the...

If You Can’t Walk It, Don’t Talk It: Why Core Values Matter

If you can’t walk it, don’t talk it! One of the four key elements that I speak about in my keynote program is the importance of defining your Core Values and using them as your primary framework for...

Overcome the Rough Spots

Norman Vincent Peale told of a time that he was golfing with a pro. Peale had hit his golfball into the tall grass - "the rough," and he made the comment that it was going to be harder to play the ball. The pro pulled up a blade of grass and told Peale to chew it. "Is...

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Reach Your Goals Before It Gets Too Hot

We Miss Our Goals Because We Overlook and Miss Simple Opportunities   No one really knows why it was so hot in the building, but it was hot!  Usually the cooling system worked so well that people often complained about it being so cold it felt like working in a...

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Stop Saying Yes To Everything

Overcommitted. Busy, but struggling to make real progress. Unhappy.   These are common problems for leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs that are just starting in their respective roles and ventures. The desire to be helpful to others can cloud your...

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Overcoming the Addiction to Distraction

Research suggests that you will probably switch tasks or be distracted in about 3 minutes, 20 seconds.  So, I’ve written this article to be read in that amount of time. Hopefully, you will get to the end. (If it helps, this article concludes with some ideas to help...

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Amazon Disrupted: Are You Ready for the Future?

Are you ready for the next big change in your business? The way you did business is no longer the way you do business! Marketing your product and services to generate traffic has shifted from print to digital formats. Payment has gone from cash to a simple wave of a...

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Four Ways To Keep Your Commitments and Integrity

The fastest way to build a reputation of integrity is to keep your commitments. "I have discovered that the successes in my life depend greatly upon my commitments and the failures are directly influenced by my compromises." (Quote from January 27th entry in Porcupine...

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The Personal and Social Benefits of Laughter

Laugh a little. No better yet, laugh a lot.  It’s good for your mind, heart, and relationships. Seriously. The scientific research shows that laughter is a tremendous stress reliever.  It has been found to have an anti-inflammatory effect on blood vessels and your...

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Achieving Your Best Starts with One Step

She stood there looking out to the horizon. One foot on the boat. One foot on the dock. The dream tugged at her heart. The doubt pulled her back like an anchor. She could push off and have a new experience. Or she could stand there like everyone else, waiting for the...

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How To Become A Significant Team Leader

Matt Paradis plays football. It is his job. He plays for the Denver Broncos. Matt has made his presence known and has become a significant team leader in a very short time. He even has a Super Bowl Championship ring! That’s quite impressive for a guy who just started...

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Seeing The Positive In Spite of The Negative

The Reason We Miss Great Opportunities: The guy was super nice. Sharp dressed. Successful by most standards. Someone that I thought I could learn from. And, he had a coffee stain about the size of a dime on his white shirt. I wanted to look him in the eye as he spoke...

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Jeff Bezos Wants Amazon Employees To Be Terrified

What Terrifies The Richest Man in the World? Jeff Bezos wrote, in his 1998 annual letter to investors and employees, that he expected his team members to wake up every morning terrified. He wanted them to be hyper-sensitive to the fact that their loyal customers could...

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Your Current Confidence is Limiting Your Potential!

Confidence in what makes you feel secure may be the very thing that is keeping you from reaching your ultimate potential. It took me three summers of swimming lessons to finally graduate from the children’s swimming “Tadpoles” class to the “Minnows.” I could swim...

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The Good Side: The Truth about Image and Influence

There are two sides to the good side. It is a strange phenomenon -- this desire for the good side. We want always to present our good side to the world around us.  And, we want to be on the good side of the people whom we meet and with whom we work. It is a natural...

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Insanity, Einstein, and Your Results!

I’ve heard it hundreds of times.  You probably have too.   “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” That quote is frequently attributed to Albert Einstein;, but there is no evidence that he ever said it.  I...

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Build Bridges, Not Monuments

Many people spend an extraordinary amount of their mental and emotional capabilities building monuments to past disappointments or the opinions of critical people. STOP Memorializing the discouragements and detractors! START building new relationships and new ideas...

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If Everyone is on the Same Page, Why Can’t We Get Along?

Gaining clarity of direction is essential for your team or organization. But, there is something even more vital to your potential success. Steven reveals, in this video, a twist to the proverbial "same page" discussion and THREE ways that will help your people become...

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Realizing Happiness When Gravity Pulls You Down

The pursuit of happiness.  Some people believe that having enough wealth gives you the margin in your life to be comfortable and happy.  Others think that embracing a simple life free of corporate pressures and expectations will provide happiness.  I’ve met folks that...

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