Networking Star Blogcast #2 with CEO David Blanchard

Dec 16

Check out this blogcast interview with David Blanchard, CEO of the Og Mandino Group. This is the second one in a series of blogcasts with David Blanchard. In this one, David explores how entrepreneurial thinking may be affecting your relationships in the home. David outlines how entrepreneurs have the gift of being analytical and being able to think vividly. However, he warns that it often comes with the challenge of feeling like you always need to be right. How do you overcome that challenge and keep your relationships as true partnerships? Watch the blogcast and find out. You may also be interested in learning more about the Og Mandino Couples Retreats by visiting www.OgMandino.com.

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Epic Rule #1 – Voluntarily Suspend Your Disbelief

Nov 25

Epic Rule #1 – Voluntarily Suspend Your Disbelief
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series I am Epic.

[vol-uh n-tair-uh-lee] – Believe baby believe.

Tom Cruise is now over 50 years old and is only 5 feet 7 inches tall and barely weighs 150 pounds. Yet, he has been a fighter pilot, assassin spy, brute detective enforcer, sports agent, rock star, clone, samurai, vampire, race car driver, immigrant boxer, pool hustler, male gigolo, bar tender, alien destroyer and just all around sex symbol that is portrayed as being able to pound any opponent into submission with his car, sword, knife, guns or fists. You, along with millions of others, have likely willing contributed to the $3.5 billion of his lifetime box office totals, and, chances are you will do so again in the not so distant future. You go to the theater and turn your disbelief off when he lives for centuries, learns perfect Japanese in a couple months, gets killed by an alien and wakes up fresh as new and scales a sky scraper with magical sticky gloves. But you can’t turn off your disbelief that you can’t be whatever you want to be? Hmmmmmmmmm…

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I am Epic

Nov 15

I am Epic
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series I am Epic.

Epic – [ep-ik] – heroic; majestic; impressively great; spectacular; very impressive; awesome.

I am epic.

When I was five, seven year-old Guy Rainey stole my green boots. I tackled him, ripped my precious boots from his feet and proudly walked home with my prize.

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Epic Failure

Nov 04

According to Bloomberg, four out of five business fail? Bloomberg also says that four out of five entrepreneurs who start their businesses today will fail within the first 18 months. That is an EPIC failure rate of 80%.

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Enjoy Each Step

Oct 30

Enjoy Each Step

My baby turned two yesterday. As the fifth of five, he gets more than his fair share of love from his four adoring siblings and parents. As we celebrated his big day with inexpensive gifts and a small chocolate cake, I watched his face explode with happiness with each simple gift. Other than blowing out the two candles before the end of the song, the biggest hit was an inexpensive stuffed puppy that he carried around the rest of the night with a big smile while tightly holding it next to his plump cheeks. Dylan had no idea why he was getting the extra gifts, it was just another day to him. However, I loved watching the chubby little fellow loving life and cherishing each bit of love, each extra kiss and added attention. 

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Harmony

Aug 19

On September 11, 2001, I was mad as I watched buildings fall and catch fire. I felt helpless. As a new father, I wanted to make the world better for my son. I saw injustice and wanted to help fix it. I wanted to take the fight to those who wronged my country so I applied to the Central Intelligence Agency.

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