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Why are resolutions so difficult to keep?

Congratulations.  You made it through another year.  It’s that time.  Time to make New Year’s resolutions.  These resolutions focus on things to change…sometimes with great success, sometimes with no success. Why are resolutions so difficult to keep?  One reason, people just don’t know themselves very well.  Those of us around Nothing By Chance spend lots of time getting to know ourselves each year.  One of the …

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Is Your Life Out of Alignment?

What is your alignment strategy?  Alignment is when you get in sync with other people and organizations whose values/beliefs and driving force (together these are your Freakness) match or are similar to yours. Think about places you love to frequent.  Why do you go to Starbucks?  Why not Seattle’s Best Coffee or McDonald’s?  Why did you buy an iPhone, not a …

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The Gratitude Board Project

Gratitude  [grat-i-tood, -tyood]   –noun:  the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful Our family did something really cool this summer.  We created (or more precisely my wife created) a Gratitude Board.  A giant poster board with things we are grateful for each day.  What a great thing to teach your children—gratitude. How much gratitude do you get on a regular basis?  The answer …

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Freakness Dictionary: B is for Brave

It isn’t always easy embracing your Freakness…but it is always FULFILLING!  It does always feel good when you learn a bit more about yourself and move closer towards becoming the person you were designed to be. Brave. Brave is standing up to adversity and saying, “being me is truly important.” In order for me to be me, I am going to have …

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Don’t be Customer Centric…it will kill your business!

For many years now, I have been a believer that a business should be customer centric.  Whilst sitting and having my coffee this morning, it occurred to me, “That’s wrong!”  Your customer should not be at the center of your business.  Your purpose, your passion, your driving force and your values should be at the center of your business.  If you …

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Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Have you heard this phrase?  I think it means let your inner being out.  Let others know what makes you special and unique. In the Embrace Your Freakness Experience last month, we created our very own Freak Flags…and then let them fly.  Each of the 29 people created their very own Freak Flag.  On their flag was their Driving Force (what …

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Lies Are Like Noses

Everybody lies. Kids lie, men lie, women lie. We all lie. I was reading a book by Po Bronson called Nurture Shock. In this book, Po talks about how all children lie. In fact, he devotes an entire chapter to it. They lie to try and please us. We all lie for one reason or another, not meaning any harm …

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