Monthly Archives: April 2014

One for the ages You never know how soon it will be too late

By Tom Kirvan Attending a funeral visitation is certainly not the typical way to celebrate a birthday, especially of the milestone variety. But last fall, on the celebratory day of my birth, it seemed perfectly fitting that my thoughts were consumed by an untimely death, the passing of a treasured friend whose love of life…

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What Goes Around Comes Around

Millennials. Tech savvy. Optimistic. Fast moving. Capable. And here to stay. Years ago, when corporate America hired employees and rewarded them, they in turn, stayed until retirement. There were benefits for sticking around. Retirement benefits. Needless to say, retirement benefits are not what they used to be. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that…

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The Cat Made the Call

Jumping into the sales world is outside my comfort zone. It’s new. It’s different. Frankly, it’s totally foreign! But I’m in! I’m taking a sales course, and I’m learning. I mentor ambitious entrepreneurs with great ideas but less than stellar results. With my help, creativity turns to fast cash and powerful products that ideal clients…

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Familiar

It’s the darndest thing! People want to make change, but when confronted with the reality of it, their story often changes to objections and excuses. They say one thing, but do another. It’s the pattern of defeat. This is the reason we need a coach. What we know is familiar and more comfortable than the…

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Seize the Moment

Looks like the long winter may be winding down. But first, temperatures in the 50s early this week, plus months of deep snow, made a great blend for spring skiing. With an early meeting Monday at Boyne Mountain Resort, I decided to take my ski gear and go for a few runs before heading back…

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