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Quick notes to help you get more done in less time. . . next week. 

Yes, last week was a new milestone for me. An April Fool's Day email with no jokes in it. What can I say? I forgot!  

New CPI SiteOn a separate note, I've updated my website. Take a peek. 

In this issue:

- Techniques for FIT
- Being Human
- Random Stuff

Techniques for FIT

  • Great fiction offers deep insights into the human condition. Your business communication will benefit from reading great books. 
  • Plant a garden and be amazed at the weed's inconceivable will to live. It's alternately inspiring and annoying. 
  • It's easier to experiment after a good night's sleep. Try setting a bedtime alarm in addition to the wake up. 
  • A friend heard me talking about the importance of fit. He said, "Oh, like 1 Samuel when David couldn't wear King Saul's armor to defeat Goliath. He said it didn't fit." Yes. Like that. 

Being Human - Smiling in the Mirror

Years ago I had a job that was horrible, but held the promise of big dollars, so I suffered through. One of the suggestions for improvement was to start listening to the motivational superstars - Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn and Dr. Dennis Waitley. 

I had to drive 35 minutes to and from the office - sometimes longer if traffic was a bear - so in that brief time at that job, I spent a lot of time listening to these men. One thing Dr. Dennis Waitley said that stuck with me was, “Do we smile because we’re happy, or are we happy because we smile? One is psycho, the mind, the other is somos, the body. Psychosomatic. . .”

I’m paraphrasing, but it stuck with me. A few years later I was still struggling financially - other parts of my life were getting knocked out of the park - and these financial woes threatened to bring me down. Every day. I just felt terrible. But, with Dr. Dennis ringing softly in my ears, I started smiling to myself in the mirror. Two minutes at a time, which is longer than you think! 

Now, what I’m about to tell you has been proven many times over, but I found that image of my smiling self irresistible. It always lifts my spirits. 

I give that to you. Do we smile because we’re happy? Or are we happy because we smile? In the end, we can only control one of those statements, so force yourself to grin and bear it, and see what happens. 

Random Stuff


After my airport visit, I decided that my six-year-old laptop needed to go. I have been partial to the 17" screened MacBook Pros for years, but after watching a youngster effortlessly pull his thin, tiny, sub-3 pound metal folder out of his book bag, I decided it was time for an upgrade. I needed to get rid of the big beast. 

It sold on Amazon and I needed to prepare it for shipping. Super erase mode, then reinstall the operating system. About 14 hours into the process, I see this:

Yep. About 1 Billion hours remaining. Give or take a few million. 

It felt like it. 

Upcoming Offerings

April 14, Teleseminar: "Using Fit to Sell More to Existing Customers: A Case Study" — Noon, Click to Register
May 1, Booklet Release  — Amalgamate: Summer 2016
May 17, CEO Breakfast — Humans In The Boardroom — invite only
Momentum Program Get on the list — worldwide
Late 2016, Human's Guide Book Release  — (planning ahead)

Last Month's Teleseminar — Access the "Predictable Growth in Unpredictable Times" recording by clicking here
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