I finally got this concrete out of the Colorado earth. It took every tool I own. But at least I had the tools. This image provides us a clear message: People can succeed—and usually do—when they have the right tools. But in this missive, we’re not talking about physical tools like shovels, vehicles, computers, and smart…

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This email came to us just the other day. Enjoy! Dear QBQ, Inc.— My manager just took our department through the “Personal Accountability and the QBQ!” training, and I wanted to say thank you! Personal accountability is something I try to integrate into my daily living, but sometimes fail at it. The QBQ! training came…

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I’ve always enjoyed my laptops, getting a new one every couple years. All PC’s, too. Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, HP, and Asus. During that time, though, many people close to me (you know who you are!) have been Apple fans. Correction: Raving Apple Maniacs. Diehard members of The Cult of Mac, all of them. I’ve never…

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Beyond some super bad holiday portraits taken in some families (we’ve all seen them!, 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 of…

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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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