How big is your circus?

Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems. Scott Adams 1957 – Recently, my daughter introduced me to a wonderful Polish saying that many of us should take to heart. The phrase captures a wealth of wisdom in its few words: “Not my circus, not my monkeys.” The essence of the phrase is simple: the situation at hand isn’t yours to manage; it’s someone else’s problem. But the truth is, a lot of us go out of our way to take on other people’s problems. So why do we get involved with …
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Looking for solutions

Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got. Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009 Recently, I was working with a businessman who was concerned about the decline in his business. My first step was to get him to list all the reasons which, in his opinion, were responsible for the downturn. He mentioned the general economy and the local economy, a new competitor nearby, his “behind the times” supplier, and the list went on and on. When he’d finished noting all the reasons he could think of to account for the decline in business, I asked him …
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The ultimate success tool

Your choices will empower or enslave you. And which you choose is up to you. Roger Allen Most people I work with are continually striving to achieve more. They’re constantly on the lookout for better or easier ways to accomplish things. If you can relate to that mindset, then let me tell you about the ultimate tool for success. I must warn you: when I explain the tool to most people, they’re disappointed; they believe the secret to success must be some hidden treasure that only Indiana Jones could uncover. In fact, the ultimate success tool is quite simple. It …
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