Beyond some super bad holiday portraits taken in some families (no, that’s not me above), there are some other holiday traditions that we might want to lose. Read on … enjoy and share! Whether we plan to travel or not for the holidays, it’s likely we’ll have luggage. Yes, luggage in the form of the baggage…

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Enjoy video of QBQ! clients discussing “Personal Accountability & the QBQ!” training! I don’t like fake humility, do you? This anonymous quote says it well: “Most public ‘humility’ is actually successfully disguised arrogance.” And not always successfully disguised, eh? Like this author’s email to his/her list:

In 1973, just weeks into 10th grade, I came home and made this wise and prophetic (NOT!) statement to my mother: “Mom, I’m quitting typing class. I’ll never need it.” Forty years later, as I create this blog using only my middle fingers—can you say “clumsy, awkward, and slow”?—I will now share 7 additional amazingly…

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An email from a reader of our QBQ! QuickNote blogs … Hey, John! I just read your blog titled “Why I’ll Never Go Into the Woods Again!” You wrote, “Sometimes our fears hold us back from ‘climbing that mountain,’ ‘reaching the summit,’ and ‘being our best.’” Prior to getting into my “fear” story, I should tell…

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I just finished a novel where a rookie cop was the heroine. Throughout the book, as scary people tried to do her harm, she kept herself going by repeating a phrase she’d learned as a child: No medals for quitters! Quitter. Ouch. Who wants to be called one of … those!? Doesn’t “quitter” just drip…

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As lunch ended, the HR executive of a well-known, Denver-based “fast casual” restaurant chain looked me dead in the eye and said, “John, I promise to read QBQ! and call you in two weeks.” He didn’t. Didn’t read the book, or make the call. So I followed up. It’s what salespeople do—and I’ve done it since…

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