Live Each Day as Your First Last Day

I still have two more posts on my series of Presentation Tips From Shark Tank but I just returned from an amazing trip to The Philippines and wanted to share a great insight I learned there. I spoke to several thousand entrepreneurs and one of the other speakers at the conference was a man named Joey Reyes. He has been a sought after speaker and trainer in The Philippines for 15+ years. One of the pieces of advice that Joey shared that I thought was powerful was the advice to Live Each Day as Your First Last Day. Let me explain: Your First Day: Think about your first day of school. Or your first day at a new job. Do you remember the enthusiasm and excitement that you felt? You were energized, ambitious and ready to give it your best. Your Last Day: If you knew you only had one
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How To Overcome Procrastination

Benjamin Franklin said, “You may delay, but time will not.” All of us at times are guilty of procrastination. We put things off, and delay the inevitable. The word procrastinate actually means to move something forward to another day. It reminds me of a story about a WWII veteran. He was looking in his attic one day and saw his old army duffle bag. He opened it up and decided to put on his uniform. The uniform was a little tighter than it once was but he looked in the mirror and remembered the feeling of being a soldier out on the battlefield. When he reached in his pocket he felt something and he pulled out a claim ticket. It was for a pair of shoes that he dropped off to be fixed years ago. The shoe repair store was still in business, so he decided to go and see,
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