HUGH CULVER

The Art of Asking for What You Need

The Art of Asking for What You Need

When I was a kid my Dad was my hero. He wore a 3-piece suit to his accounting office, was always in control, and could fix anything. On weekends, the older kids became his soldiers marching around the property hauling downed branches, stacking wood, or some other work...

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The Curse of Ambition

The Curse of Ambition

A person shrinks or expands into the degree and nature of his ambitions. Neel Burton, Heaven and Hell   Ambition is good. Right? After all, I always thought I was supposed to want more stuff, bigger goals, and better results. Didn’t you? Ambition is the revered...

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Why your self doubt could be a good thing

Why your self doubt could be a good thing

“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.” —Honore de Balzac   Take my advice…I’m not using it. That old joke comes to mind every time I step on stage feeling completely void of a single thought worth sharing. Or when I sit down to write this...

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The hidden blessing of not getting what you want.

The hidden blessing of not getting what you want.

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” Dalai Lama Sometimes I just want the damn Porsche. This week I was in Toronto speaking about how I built my speaking business. The room was full of consultants, speakers, authors, and...

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13 shocking facts about how we waste time

13 shocking facts about how we waste time

“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.” A.W. Tozer My bookshelf is full of books with the words "Time" or "Productivity" in their titles. One even has my name on the cover. At the time of writing, there are no fewer than 60,000 books listed on...

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How to stay positive when your world sucks

How to stay positive when your world sucks

"Twixt the optimist and pessimist The difference is droll The optimist sees the doughnut But the pessimist sees the hole." McLandburgh Wilson, 1915 My day was planned. Every hour so clearly designed it would make a pencil-toting engineer proud. Yessir, today was going...

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