Just this week, I had the opportunity to meet with several budding entrepreneurs. I gave them a presentation on speaking in business. I was really inspired by their attitude to learning. After my presentation, several participants came and asked me tons of questions on how to improve themselves. It was amazing the enthusiasm they had and the desire to learn and improve.

Just think if we attacked our careers with the same enthusiasm as we had when we first got started. Too many times, we can get discouraged, disgusted, and just plain tired. That’s the time we need to remember what it was like AND how we felt in the beginning.

One of my mentors, 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking Ed Tate (there’s that word mentor again) told me that he has a way of reminding himself about being positive. He wears a rubber band around his wrist and every time he gets a negative thought, he snaps himself around the wrist. In a sense, he “snaps” himself back into the positive mind frame.

You may not want to go to that extreme, but find something that works for you. Keep your personal and business spirit fresh.


P.S. I’ve recently started a mentoring/coaching program for business professionals who want to improve their speaking and presentation. Because of my schedule, I’m limiting the number to ten people. If you want to get more information on how you can become one of those ten, please call me at 360-271-1592 or e-mail me at [email protected].


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