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Archive: January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010

Height doesn't matter

I cannot think of an occupation outside of sports -- or perhaps a circus act -- that would impacted by a person's height.

By Tamara Darvish | January 7, 2010; 11:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

3 key ingredients

People who define themselves as successful tend to be both optimistic and happy. If you lacked optimism, you'd think there was little point in even trying. And happiness gives you the energy to do so.

By Hile Rutledge | January 7, 2010; 10:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Failure as motivation

No matter your profession, you should be engaged in it full tilt. You will probably fail from time to time. That is only natural. It is only if you do nothing that you will never fail.

By Jan Scruggs | January 7, 2010; 3:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

It's the approach, not the coach

Jim Zorn has had a successful career until now. He is a talented athlete and coach and he will recover.

By Kristina Bouweiri | January 7, 2010; 1:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

What is failure?

Jim Zorn will determine his own fate by how he uses his biggest asset: his state of mind. Do not underestimate the power of the human mind to take the toughest challenge and turn it into the greatest success.

By Seth Kahan | January 7, 2010; 1:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

A time to reflect

Being fired turns our world upside down. But rather than simply running out to search for a job, allow the shock to lead you in a new direction that might be a better fit.

By Jeanine Cogan | January 7, 2010; 12:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

A winning attitude

Success is not always about winning. Zorn kept his cool. He handled adversity, embarrassment, second-guessing, poor player performance with class and graciousness. He never lashed out.

By Patricia McGuire | January 7, 2010; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

The wrong horse

If you want your children to get ahead, teach them to listen and understand the needs of those they are serving, anticipate challenges and take them on proactively,

By Seth Kahan | January 5, 2010; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

The long and short of it

If you feel challenged by your height, take heart: There is hope, and well as plenty of role models for success.

By Jan Scruggs | January 4, 2010; 4:53 PM ET | Comments (3)

Take it easy on kids

My whole family played soccer. None of my kids play soccer. They didn't like it. What is a mom to do? I refuse to force them to play a sport they don't like.

By Kristina Bouweiri | January 4, 2010; 4:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Four keys

We all face challenges -- so find out what needs to be done and address it.

By Seth Kahan | January 4, 2010; 3:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

The long view

While the tall, beautiful people have an initial advantage that allows them the first shot, success does not happen in the first shot.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | January 4, 2010; 12:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's all good

What's great about working in the theater is that anything goes. People dress with personality. It shows who we are as artists and people.

By Eric Schaeffer | January 3, 2010; 11:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mindless prejudice

People make unspoken decisions about others all the time that are based on height, weight, skin color and gender. And let's be honest: There usually are no repercussions so long as they don't leave a paper trail.

By Patricia McGuire | January 3, 2010; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (1)

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