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Wisdom of the Ages…for the Nasty Now & Now
Nov

4

2016

Wisdom of the Ages…for the Nasty Now & Now

“There is nothing new under the sun.” If he had never made another statement, this comment would have proven Solomon’s wisdom. Each generation goes to great lengths to convince itself that their generation is the worst and most depraved one yet. But the fact is human nature is pretty predictable. Conflict among humans has been around as long as there have been humans. In frontier…

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The Scary Flight Attendant…and What We Learned Together
Nov

1

2016

The Scary Flight Attendant…and What We Learned Together

As you may know, I am a professional speaker. Each year I travel nationally and abroad and speak about 150 times. Bottom-line: I fly a lot…about 100 flights annually. 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…

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Successful People Are People Who Practice A Lot!
Oct

31

2016

Successful People Are People Who Practice A Lot!

One of the lessons I’ve learned as I travel America speaking to all sorts of audiences: 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.” The most successful people…

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3 Simple Concepts…That Built a Multi-Million Dollar Business
Oct

20

2016

3 Simple Concepts…That Built a Multi-Million Dollar Business

In the spring of 1977, Bon and I determined to begin our own business…an ad agency in Nashville. But, due to terrible spending habits, I’d wasted all the money I’d earned in the three years since graduating from college in 1974. The only money we had was $4,000 that Bonnie’s family and friends had given us as investors in our new business. (To this day,…

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Welcome to the United States of Victimhood!
Oct

18

2016

Welcome to the United States of Victimhood!

We are living in the age of the victim. We live in a culture that worships at the altar of the victim. Americans everywhere are looking for others to blame. If I trip in my neighbor’s yard—it’s his fault. If I hang out at Burger King until I look like a Whooper—somehow Burger King is to blame.   On the surface this may be a comforting…

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Our Dirty Little Secret
Oct

13

2016

Our Dirty Little Secret

Sssshh! Don’t tell anyone, but today there’s a dirty little secret in many of our homes that is robbing us of peace, damaging our witness, and destroying our spiritual vigor. Sure, this might be the introduction to an article about marital infidelity, internet pornography, or one of the other high profile problems. But it’s not. Instead, I’m referring to a plague that we rarely acknowledge…

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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!

 

 

An Important Key to Success…
Jun

5

2016

An Important Key to Success…

The key is not to wait for the right mood, the perfect opportunity, or the most desirable circumstance. The key is to start doing the right thing right now. Don’t do the right thing because you get stroked, get the raise, or get it reported in the news. Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.

There’s Always Only One Best Way to Do Anything.
Jun

5

2016

There’s Always Only One Best Way to Do Anything.

Jack Welch, retired General Electric CEO, says, “If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.” There may be five, ten, or even fifty different ways to accomplish a task. But there is always only one best way to do anything. Successful people are those people who find the best way to do something, then repeat that process over and over and over again. In…

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