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Striking out on my own

What I have learned is that we really don't know our capabilities and capacities until we are pushed well beyond our limits.

By Marissa Levin | August 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

4 mistakes I can't shake

One of the reasons I am a successful writer and speaker is because I have made so many mistakes as I've built my business. I have a lot of material to work with.

By Marissa Levin | August 1, 2010; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (4)

No DiMaggio

We need to set Strasburg free from the ills of hero worship, allowing him to be excellent at the game while also remaining a decent human being.

By Patricia McGuire | June 14, 2010; 12:31 PM ET | Comments (1)

Good to great

When we see a true phenom, we watch and awe. Like a beautiful dance or virtuoso violinist, we are lifted above and beyond.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | June 14, 2010; 12:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hype, hype, hooray!

We love to make people stars before they prove they have staying power. Then we freak out when they fail to become legends.

By Garrison Wynn | June 14, 2010; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (1)

Focus and passion

When we focus on doing our best in whatever we strive to do, success will find its way to us.

By Misti Burmeister | February 25, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Often, it's all relative

Patrick Kennedy is doing what he wants and I think that makes more sense than just doing what people think you are supposed to do.

By Garrison Wynn | February 18, 2010; 07:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Merely a hiatus

Could the Kennedy political dynasty be coming to an end with Patrick Kennedy moving on to other pursuits? I would argue that this is merely a hiatus. In a family known for its commitment to public service, it is likely we have not seen the last Kennedy hold office.

By Jan Scruggs | February 18, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Family business

Rather than seeing Patrick Kennedy's retirement as the end of an era, I believe his decision is a very wise move, given his personal challenges. Somewhere out there is another Senator Kennedy and maybe even another President Kennedy. The hiatus will give them time to craft a fresh image and new political agenda.

By Patricia McGuire | February 18, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Following your heart

The odds of being successful can be correlated to the freedom you have to author your actions, mastery over your own efforts, drive, and real talent. If Patrick is picking a different path, then may the wind be at his back.

By Seth Kahan | February 18, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Evaluating priorities

By not running for re-election, I do not think Rep. Kennedy is letting his family down in any way. Maybe he is evaluating his own priorities in life after his father's death

By Ashok Bajaj | February 18, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Family ties

In all walks of life, there are family dynasties. When enough talent and energy emerges in the next generation, the baton is passed and future generations ride the wave. But over time, the line tends to peter out.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | February 18, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Staying relevant

Staying revved up and relevant requires hard work and a willingness to change without losing that which makes one unique and appealing in the first place.

By Celeste Owens | February 11, 2010; 11:46 PM ET | Comments (1)

Keep it simple, guys

If you keep things simple, you typically have longevity. The more moving parts something has, the more likely it is to break down.

By Garrison Wynn | February 11, 2010; 04:15 PM ET | Comments (1)

Golden oldies

I suspect that The Who have not sustained their success as much as they have merely replayed their hits from yesteryear. And there's nothing wrong with that.

By Jan Scruggs | February 11, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Who are you?

The Who's presence at the Super Bowl was a marvelous example of the merits of persistence and re-invention through all life stages. I think they still absolutely mean it when they sing, "I hope I die before I get old."

By Patricia McGuire | February 11, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

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