The Two Letters that Can Ruin Any Relationship

So I came across an interesting nugget the other day. It was about a favorite actor and performer of mine: Nathan Lane. Even if you're not as smitten by Nathan as I am, chances are you'll still be somewhat compelled by one of his first official gigs: delivering singing telegrams. Even more compelling? The reason why he quit. He said he quit because, in th...
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The Gift You Don’t Know You Have

A few months ago a woman called from Arizona. She asked if I’d consider presenting at a conference she was putting together. In my mind the answer was clear. This was a great opportunity. They were going to pay my way, pay my fee, and give me the chance to test out a whole new crowd. In my mind it felt like a nice win. My mind, in fact, was ready to do one...
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The Problem With Your Face

My face tends to get me in trouble. Regularly. If you know me, chances are you know a lot about me. That’s because you can tell what I’m thinking, what I’m feeling at any given moment. All you need to do is look at my face. Behold…Exhibit A. Since I highly value authenticity, I tend to think this is a good thing. (Though let’s get real. There are times...
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