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Overcoming “No”

The path to success in influencing people involves clearing some hurdles on the way. Sometimes, you have to jump pretty high, too. It can be a shock if you haven’t done it before. If you have to influence someone, whether

Posted in Behaviors, Communication, Determination, Influencing, Language, Managing Relationships, Objections, Sales, Text Messages

Murdoch Tweets His Thoughts on the London Attack

One of the most powerful media tycoons (or maybe THE most powerful), Rupert Murdoch has been astonishingly successful over his life. Now that the 82 year old is comfortable with Twitter (and believe me, it didn’t take him long), we

Posted in Business, Communication, Crime, Emotions, Strength, Success, Text Messages, Twitter

Someone Sane: Ingrid Loyau-Kennett

In the mad and vicious attack on 25 year old, Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south London, sanity appeared on the number 53 bus. It was in the form of Ingrid Loyau-Kennett. She had been a Brownie (Cub Scout) leader

Posted in Behaviors, Certainty, Commitment, Crime, Inspiration, Military, Strength, Taking personal control, Terrorism, Women

Man with Blood on his Hands Speaks on Camera in London

See the thoughts, feelings and motivations behind this man’s words. We suspect that we’ve identified the chink in his mental armor. Just minutes after a pedestrian was hacked to death in a random terrorist attack in Woolwich, South London, a

Posted in Behaviors, Certainty, Crime, Determination, Emotions, Terrorism

Amanda Berry Freed by Charles Ramsey: We Are Freed by His Words

See why his words echo around the world. You have probably seen it: that classic interview of Charles Ramsey amid the crowd on Seymour Avenue. He says things like: “I heard screaming. I’m eating my McDonald’s. I come outside. I

Posted in Behaviors, Celebrities, Certainty, Communication, Honesty, Inspiration, Language

Honey, I’m Not Letting You Go

Barbara Johnson’s first words to Gina DeJesus Police Officer Barbara Johnson was interviewed after the traumatic rescue of Amanda Berry and her daughter, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight. Sometimes overwhelmed by emotion, Officer Johnson told the story of the girls’

Posted in Determination, Inspiration, Strength, Women

It Is Her

Patrol Officer Anthony Espada Tells What is Was Like to Find Amanda Berry and the Others In one of the most astonishing pieces of reporting, the Cleveland Police Patrol Officer blogs about his actions and reactions from the moment he

Posted in Communication, Crime, Emotions, Inspiration, Trust

Living the Love After He’s Gone

On January 12 this year, James Dao published the subtle and moving story of Jackie Finken and her daughters, Emilie, Caroline and Julia. They lost their beloved husband and father, Paul in 2006. He was killed when a bomb exploded

Posted in bereavement, Certainty, Couples, Emotions, grief, Inspiration, Living, Military, Mothers, Uncategorized

Angelina Jolie: Brave, Dignified, Inspirational

When Angelina Jolie told the world she’d had a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of contracting breast cancer, the world stopped and drew breath. She wrote about her reasons and experiences in a New York Times’ Op-Ed piece that

Posted in Celebrities, Certainty, Determination, Emotions, Health, Inspiration, Strength, Taking personal control, Women

Vin Scully: The Voice of LA

An LA Times article by Doug Smith names Vin Scully as the “Voice of LA.” He is certainly the voice of the Dodgers having called their games for over 40 years. Starting with the Brooklyn Dodgers’ games, he followed the