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Hardworking People Are Easy to Like

"Hardworking people are easy to like."  For almost 30 years, my friend Nick DiBenedetto, President of ND LANDSCAPING in Boston, has been providing me with some great original quotes that still echo around in my head to this day, when the situation calls for it. There are many I could mention here and few I would have to leave out. Classics like "How can you be a motivational speaker if you have never run a marathon?" That's how he got me to run the Boston Marathon with him (as a bandit for those marathon enthusiasts, sorry!) I think of those words often when I am challenging myself to try something new or just to live up to whatever role I am in at the time. "Come on brotha, you have run six miles before." That one came at mile 20 of the marathon when I was tired and not sure I wanted to continue . . . I did . . . and it inspires me in many situations today when I have the urge to quit.
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No Easy Way Out

on 3/20/20 7:00 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | coronavirus COVID-19 Choices
"Jim, don't talk to me about plans right now. Things are crazy!"  I would like all of us to stop for a moment and read that statement again . . . go ahead, we've got time. Before I go any further with this newsletter, I want to make a few disclaimers. The person who made this statement over the phone was not a client, never has been, and probably never will be. They do not read this newsletter, never have, and probably never will. If they did read this little intro, they would not recognize it as their own and, if they did, would probably want recognition for the great advice they gave me. 
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Human Becoming

on 2/25/20 11:20 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | Personal Growth
The Privileges of Being Human - That's an interesting statement, so let's explore it for a few minutes. What would be your number-one answer if you were tasked with the assignment to create a list of the top-ten privileges associated with being human? Go ahead and think about it for a moment, and then let's discuss some possible number-one answers. Perhaps what popped into your mind first was the old cliché, "I'm only human!" Being able to say this is a privilege because it allows us to realize that we are not perfect and, for many of us, far from it. So, we have a free pass to mess up, because we are only human.
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Welcome Accountability

The Benefits of Accountability As we have worked with salespeople, leadership teams, owners and frontline employees for over 30 years, one of the greatest signs of growth and commitment in individuals and teams comes when we see people accepting and embracing the importance of personal accountability. If you have worked with JP Horizons in any of those years, you have certainly created plenty of action plans complete with designation of "who" will complete each step of the plan along with "when" it will be completed. We all perform better and are more likely to reach our goals and objectives when we can approach an initiative one step at a time with accountability.
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Consistency

A Need for Consistency Consistency--something inside of us needs it, wants it, and we are often driven to great lengths to achieve it. Our human nature dictates that we are most comfortable when things happen the same way over and over again. Although variety and a sense of adventure keep life interesting and engaging, it is the little consistencies that keep us grounded and feeling in control of our world.
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