Overcome Conflict with the “Roller Coaster” Approach

family on vacation riding a rollercoaster together **Note slight blurriness, best at small sizes.
Sep

6

2016

Overcome Conflict with the “Roller Coaster” Approach

Today, I like roller coasters, but it hasn’t always been that way. They used to scare me. When the coaster would speed over the top and drop straight down, I would grab the bar in front of me hanging on for dear life. My knuckles were white, my eyes were closed, and my teeth were clinched. It would be an understatement to say that I…

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Is a College Education Vital for Success?
Sep

1

2016

Is a College Education Vital for Success?

QUESTION: What do Microsoft founder Bill Gates; America’s undisputed king of talk radio Rush Limbaugh; and the late Peter Jennings, ABC News chief and anchorman, all have in common? ANSWER: None of them graduated from college. Some of the most successful people I’ve known are not the most academically brilliant people on the planet. Maybe this explains why many great leaders and achievers weren’t particularly…

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Got Conflict? Don’t Ignore the Obvious!
Aug

29

2016

Got Conflict? Don’t Ignore the Obvious!

The 1950s was a good time for America. We had won the big war. The baby boom was in full swing. America liked Ike. We were feeling our collective oats. But not everything was as it seemed. In fact, we didn’t know that several decades later we’d look back on the 1950s as the Happy Days era. In reality, there was a lot of tension…

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The Importance of Good Behavior At Bad Moments
Aug

24

2016

The Importance of Good Behavior At Bad Moments

I fly a lot. So, it doesn’t take me long to size up a flight attendant’s mood. This is an important skill because the flight attendant’s mood is a good predictor of how enjoyable the flight will be. Recently I was flying from Chicago to Nashville with an angry flight attendant. As a matter of fact, she bluntly announced, “I’m in a bad mood!”—and she…

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The Backwards Road to Success
Aug

23

2016

The Backwards Road to Success

Successful people realize true success is not always outcome based. This truth is not one you will find in most success manuals. It runs counter to what the world says about success. But I believe it may be the most important of the success truths. True success is the determination to do the right thing— no matter what the cost. And realize, it is very…

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My Occupation: Professional Speaker. My Avocation: POP Music
Aug

21

2016

My Occupation: Professional Speaker. My Avocation: POP Music

This new video that I call, POP Goes the Music, pulls back the curtain on the history of Pop Music…with lots of personal memories. Go to http://stevediggs.com/steve-diggs-videos/ (2nd video down on left side).

Filled with vintage videos and stories of the people I’ve met and worked with: Pat Boone, Elvis, Beach Boys,Bobby Vinton, Dr. Hook…and more. Please share your thoughts and advice…as I can always use the help.

My Occupation? I speak to businesses and other organizations worldwide about 150x yearly on Leadership, Sales Training, Customer Service, Branding, and Maximizing Our Potential.                                                                                                                                         But My Avocation is Pop Music.

Huge thanks to Dieter Spears and InHaus Productions for all the hard work!

 

 

Standing out from the crowd - A blue goldfish escapes from the shoal
Aug

18

2016

3 Reasons We Avoid Change…and How to Beat Them

Do you dread change? Most of us do. However, one difference between succeeders and failures is that succeeders learn to embrace healthy change. It actually invigorates them. When you boil it all down, most of us resist change for three reasons:

How to Avoid the “Plan A or Nothing” Mentality
Jul

18

2016

How to Avoid the “Plan A or Nothing” Mentality

Perfectionism is the great killer of the good. Successful people learn to roll with the punches. People who insist on things going their way in every case (Plan A) will be continually frustrated and feel like failures. If Plan A equals happiness, you will be unhappy about 90 percent of the time, and frightened of becoming unhappy the other 10 percent. Learning to embrace change…

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3 Killer Secrets of the Truly Successful Person
Jun

22

2016

3 Killer Secrets of the Truly Successful Person

It’s human nature to desire success without effort. But unless you have a big inheritance (or, a mask and a gun), that probably won’t happen. The ancient biblical proverb says, “The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” Following are three ideas you may find helpful: 1) The most successful people put out the most effort. While the…

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