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Original articles from Carl Hartman.
 
Living on the Edge of Failure
At one point in my life, I was asked why I was always in a highly stressful situation that included being short of money or there was always some kind of shitstorm in my life. Then, someone suggested the possibility that I was creating these extremely uncomfortable events on purpose. What I am going to suggest is: If a person is driven to success, they will always live on the edge of failure.

Stop the Bullsh!t and Make Your Dreams a Reality
I actually remember one situation where a senior executive at another organization was required to provide a report to our company, and after several weeks of waiting and making multiple requests, FINALLY the report arrived. I dug into the report with great vigor for several days. However, every page was not relevant to our project. Eventually, I confronted the individual in an attempt to understand the content of the report. More time went by, and eventually she admitted to me that she simply pulled a random document from her files, changed the title, and sent it to me so I would stop bothering her about the deadline for the report.

5 Approaches to Peak Performance for Creatives
Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Gen. George S. Patton, Walt Disney, and many of the most creative people in the world are known to have had ADD or ADHD (AD/HD). Creativity is born of original thought…or is it? When we look at this short and random list of creative problem solvers, you might just think they had the good fortune of a great education. Perhaps it was great parenting or it could be luck…but it’s their AD/HD.

#OHWOW not #BOOM: 5 Ways to Grow Through Gratitude
When I was in college I was still living at home. My best friend brought his girlfriend by the house and my mom, upon meeting her, quickly ran to the garden and cut her a fresh rose. Upon receipt of the gift, the young lady asked my mom, “What do you want from me?” She had grown up in a house where everything was a quid pro quo; had we not understood that fact, we probably would have been even more shocked by the reaction.

Living on the Edge of Failure
At one point in my life, I was asked why I was always in a highly stressful situation that included being short of money or there was always some kind of shitstorm in my life. Then, someone suggested the possibility that I was creating these extremely uncomfortable events on purpose. What I am going to suggest is: If a person is driven to success, they will always live on the edge of failure.

Three Keys to Not Sucking on the Job (or, How to Win in Business)
​There is a good reason why we get results for our clients — we focus on the source of their real power and ability to perform. Most people in the corporate world are worried about things like business systems, analytics, work flow, or marketing. It’s all important stuff, but not as important as you might think. Take a deep breath. You may not like what I have to say

Stop the Bullsh!t and Make Your Dreams a Reality
I actually remember one situation where a senior executive at another organization was required to provide a report to our company, and after several weeks of waiting and making multiple requests, FINALLY the report arrived. I dug into the report with great vigor for several days. However, every page was not relevant to our project. Eventually, I confronted the individual in an attempt to understand the content of the report. More time went by, and eventually she admitted to me that she simply pulled a random document from her files, changed the title, and sent it to me so I would stop bothering her about the deadline for the report.

Holy F—k! What Are You Doing Today?
My objection to the planner junkies was not the calendar in their hands, it was what that document represented. Someone else set their agenda. Is what you are doing today putting you in control? Regardless of being a business owner or an employee, are you directing your future?

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