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The Washington Capitals Recurring Obstacle

Learning about overcoming obstacles from watching the Washington Capitals  There it is again. You’ve come so far, but then there’s that familiar old obstacle in your way and the success just stops. We’ve all run into it. Some people call it running into a brick wall. Some people call it hitting a plateau. A certain

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Keep Showing Up, Like Chloe

My youngest child just got her first hit of the softball season.   Now, I’m not saying she’s about to join the Woman’s Softball Olympic team. In fact, she might not even play next season, and I’m ok with that. But I’m impressed with her performance, anyway.  Let me tell you why. Let me take you

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Which Way is First Base

I love Little League baseball. You watch these five- and six-year-olds just enjoying the game as if for the first time—oh, wait, it is their first time!   But we also get to watch kids picking their noses, wiggling loose teeth, and looking the wrong way. “Hey mom, look at me, my tooth is wiggly!!”   “That’s great darling!! Watch the ball now!”  Then the

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Balancing Motivation with Satisfaction

This audio video is from our recent “Entrepreneur Perspectives” Podcast, Episode 33: Perspectives of a Sports Counselor (LCPC) with Derek Bylsma.  This clip features our guest, Derek Bylsma of Millennium Hope Counseling Center. Derek is discussing balancing motivation with satisfaction and why it is so important.      You can hear the entire podcast at Entrepreneur Perspectives. 

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Pro Hockey Has Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Hockey Lessons for Entrepreneurs Because We Love Hockey and We Love Business Speed. Aggression. Knowing when to take a risk. Knowing how to keep your cool. Knowing when to drop the gloves. The right strategy. The right talent in the right roles.  All of those things are elements of a successful hockey team — and a

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The NFL Draft and Finding People to Fit Into Your Corporate Culture

Businesses, like an NFL team, have their ways to find individuals to fit their corporate culture The NFL Draft has become quite the spectacle. The hype, the rumors, the talent, the show. All of it is about finding not only an incredible talent but talent that will mesh well with a team’s culture. Either the

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Keeping My Mind Right As a 13 Year Old Soccer Goalie

When playing a sport, you are going to have bad days, especially if you play soccer goalie like me.  I am Mason Kasimov, Eric’s son. I am a soccer goalie and having bad days comes with the job—for me and even for the best goalies in the country like Tim Howard and Zack Steffen. So,

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Why I Wear Sneakers to Work

I wear sneakers to work — not always, there are days when I wear a suit and shoes, but many days, I rock Nike’s.  Why?  There are many reasons. I wear sneakers because they’re comfortable, because they’re fashionable, and because I just want to.  But mostly I wear sneakers so I can have no excuses for taking a 30-minute

Drive Results for Others—The Magic Johnson Way

Drive Results for Others—The Magic Johnson Way

The best passers in NBA history have had a knack for driving results for others. Magic Johnson, one of the game’s best ever, could pass like no other. He did it in a way that captivated people. He had fun, he helped others succeed, and as a result, he succeeded. What a concept! If you

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Charlotte Business Opportunities Are Everywhere

Charlotte Business Opportunities Keep The Queen City Going I live in Charlotte, NC, and I can literally see the growth of my city every time I look out my office window—there are more cars on Providence Road than there used to be, and it seems like the traffic gets worse every day.    I could complain about

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Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast Clip: Serve Others

Serve Others to Serve Yourself by Steve McGuiggan, Owner of The Minnesota Mash Business owner and former baseball player, Steve McGuiggan was on our KazSource podcast, Entrepreneur Perspectives. Steve has a clear passion for the game of baseball and has fallen in love with building a business. All of this became possible when he transitioned from

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NCAA Tournament Selection Show: Stealing Time

Stealing time from your customer is a quick way to lose trust The NCAA Basketball Tournament is underway! That’s great! It’s exciting! But you know what’s not great or exciting? The many minutes of my time they stole with that over-inflated tournament selection show. These shows are getting more drawn out every year. Why? Obviously,

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Stay Productive: How to Beat That 2 O’Clock Feeling

If you stay productive you will be productive, but how? You show up to work in the morning, refreshed from a good nights sleep and ready to work.   During the first few hours at the office, you are grooving, knocking out everything on your agenda and then some. What a great feeling!   Then, after a long and productive morning, you

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Skip the Elevator, Take the Stairs

Take the Stairs is a fitness in the workplace post from John Priore | KazFit You walk into the office in the morning, your legs still not completely awake after your commute to work, and you approach the door. Do you take the elevator or take the stairs?  This choice may seem like a no-brainer and

Boston Celtics Overcoming The Doubt

Boston Celtics: Overcoming the Doubt

One major setback is not going to ruin the Boston Celtics — and you shouldn’t let setbacks shake your confidence, either! Opening night of anything is always exciting. The NBA season opener, the Boston Celtics versus the Cleveland Cavaliers, was no exception. Storylines all over the place—Kyrie Irving in a new uniform playing against his old team,

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Cyber Attacks Are No Joke: Are You Prepared?

A true story, guest post on cyber attacks by Harold Howell, Owner of Risk Solutions, Inc. If you are a business owner who thinks cyber attacks aren’t a serious threat, you’d better sit down. Many people think these incidents are rare, too minor to worry about, or just something that happens to somebody else. But

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Role Players Still Count

Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, was known for his heroics in clutch moments. But how good would Jordan have been if he hadn’t had guys like Dennis Rodman to secure defensive rebounds or Scottie Pippen to do the myriad of things Scottie did? Of course, MJ is the player that took the game

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Super Bowl Party Etiquette at Work

A post from our editor who recently went to a Super Bowl Party Another Super Bowl has been and gone. Philadelphia is cleaning up from its celebratory chaos (fly, Eagles, fly!), chatter about all the cool commercials is dying down, and football fans all over the nation are turning to other interests (like the Olympics!). And I have a

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This Charlotte Business Owner Focuses On One Case at a Time

And it works! For this Charlotte Business Owner at least. We all want to get as much done as possible. It would seem that the more things we do at once, the better our chance of getting more done, but studies have shown that multi-tasking has a negative impact on productivity. Now, no two minds are alike, and if having multiple things happening at

Why Stop When You’re Winning

Why Stop When You’re Winning?

Why would you let the fear of losing something you don’t even have yet drive your decision process. It’s not a winning strategy. Fear is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The fear of losing becomes more of a factor in decision-making than any actual risks—and that fear philosophy causes pressure and self-doubt that distract you from dealing with the very real 400 pound

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Soccer, Coffee, and Social Media

A story about soccer, coffee and social media   It’s a cold, rainy Sunday morning. Turf fields make playing soccer possible on days like today. We’re ready.    I mean, my son is ready, he’ll be the one playing. I’ll be a spectator in the stands. I’m also the driver. There’s no time for my morning coffee, we have to

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Basketball and Its Beautiful Mysteries

A Guest Post by Basketball Coach, Alan Major, formerly of the Xavier Musketeers, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Charlotte 49ers It’s always amazing how the shot after the “one more” drive and extra kick extra seem to go down. Or how the guy that’s first to the floor usually comes up with the loose ball. The

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In Sales, It is All About Activity

Sales activity should be a focus for anyone in sales. In sales, it’s all about sales activity.   And many lines of work are all about sales. Even if you are not directly involved with selling a product, you might be working to attract clients to your business, you might be offering some kind of service, or you

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Play the Entire Game

How many times have you watched a game (any game, any sport) where a team gets behind early, struggles, and then makes a play later in the game to get back in it? Doesn’t have to be an epic comeback, just a rally after a rough start.   Think of a football game. It’s the end of the first quarter, and one team is down

Valuable Lessons I Learned From Playing Baseball

Valuable Lessons I Learned From Playing Baseball

Playing baseball has opened the opportunity to help others At twelve years old I walked onto a baseball field. I stayed until I was twenty-six.  I had always wanted to be a professional ball player, and that dream came true for six years.  I never made it to the Majors, but I worked hard and

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The Wonder of Sports and Entrepreneurialism

When you wake up in the morning, do you know what is going to happen? I don’t mean do you have a schedule or a plan, I mean do you really know for sure what the day holds? Of course, you don’t. Does not knowing bother you? Or is it exciting? I started thinking about

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Doing Business the Right Way: University of Central Florida

We can learn a lot by what the University of Central Florida did with their winning coaches Shout-out to the University of Central Florida (UCF) and all the businesses out there doing the right thing! As many of you probably know, UCF finished their undefeated season by beating Auburn in their bowl game—the Peach Bowl. A

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Stealing Second Base Is Worth the Risk, Sometimes

An analogy between stealing second base and insurance underwriting In baseball, a sport I have both played and coached, getting a runner from first to second is critical. Once they get to second, their chance of scoring goes way up. For just that reason, it’s that runner moving between first and second who everybody is trying to get out.  So, let’s

Give The Inexperienced Ones A Chance

Give the Inexperienced Ones a Chance

I’m no Alabama fan, but what Nick Saban did in the National Championship was gutsy—and right. His starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, who has won all but two of his games in two years, was not having a good day. Frankly, he looked ready to lose his third game. So, at halftime, Saban benched his star