Archives: Personal Development


Stop Worrying and Start Living

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (15)

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More than fifty years ago, the legendary Dale Carnegie wrote one of the biggest-selling motivational books of all time, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. The book is a bit dated now, both in writing style and content, but many of the points Carnegie are as applicable today as they were then. Carnegie focused […]

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Beware The Big Mistake

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (30)

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Since so many famous people seem to be ruining their careers these days through a lack of good judgment and self-discipline, I thought this would be a good time to update an article I wrote some years back about the importance of avoiding what I like to refer to as “The Big Mistake.” Relatively recent […]

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It’s All in the Orchestration

Posted on February 1, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (30)

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Here we again — another Super Bowl, another New England Patriots team, and the same old Tom Brady. Back in 2007, I published an earlier version of this article in which I alluded to an interview Steve Kroft had done with Brady on 60 Minutes. At one point during the interview, Brady was talking about […]

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (22)

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Rerun The New Year signals the start of a five-month period that I like to think of as the Window-of-Opportunity Sprint. If you’re serious about accomplishing great things in 2017, you’d be wise to come out of the starting gate fast today — and keep going at full speed through at least the end of […]

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The Customer-Employee Challenge

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (31)

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For many years, I felt a moral obligation to inform business owners whenever I thought they had a personnel or customer-service problem they may not recognize. I say moral obligation, because I, for one, have always been grateful when a customer — or anyone, for that matter — took the time to call to my […]

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Thinking and Consequences

Posted on November 1, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (22)

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I have often been asked if thinking can be considered a form of action.  The short answer is yes.  To employ Aristotelian logic, since thoughts have consequences, we can reasonably conclude that thoughts are actions. But the whole notion of thinking as a form of action puts us on that proverbial slippery slope.  Like physical […]

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Things Change

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (31)

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The next time you find yourself anxious or distressed about a business or personal situation, you’ll find it to be enormously helpful to think about a reality of life that seems to escape people who are constantly stressed: things change! This reality began to hit home with me in the late seventies, following a meeting […]

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Making the Time

Posted on September 13, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (22)

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In an interview I did some years ago with Hugh Downs, I asked him how he finds the time to get so much accomplished. He explained that people who complain about not being able to find the time to do things they say are important to them are approaching the issue with the wrong mind-set. […]

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Letting Go

Posted on September 8, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (41)

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There are thousands of great quotes to be found in books and on the Internet, the best ones being those that have a major impact on your life. These are the quotes that elicit a “Wow!” in your brain — the ones that stick with you forever and help form the foundation for the way […]

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Peace of Mind, Part IV

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (22)

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In this, the final installment of my four-part article on peace of mind, I’m going to share with you two anti-stress techniques that are especially important. In fact, I don’t believe it’s possible to achieve a low stress level and peace of mind without them.   Resist the temptation to try to make the world […]

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