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The Difference Between Failing and Being a Failure

I was living in Texas when O.A. Bum Phillips was the coach of the Houston Oilers. We were big fans. This week Bum Phillips died and I was reminded once again of how much we enjoyed his homespun wisdom. I googled Bum Phillips Quotes and ran across this bit of pure wisdom: “You fail all

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When Failure Isn’t Failure

Below is a video of Bob Fisher, who holds 14 world records in free throw shooting. I know about him because he lives just a short motorcycle ride from my home town. I am writing about him because of something the Topeka Capitol Journal quoted him saying: “With our brain, the key word is elasticity.

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No buts about it!

Published on June 13, 2012 by in Uncategorized

The most important concept in improv based training is “yes, and.” We contrast it with “yes, but.” The point is that “yes, and” invites progress. And while saying “yes” is good, implying acceptance of your conversational partners idea,  “Yes, and” not only accepts the idea, it builds on it. This is the soul of creativity and

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