Why Do People Procrastinate?

Michael Deer explains why we procrastinate


I was going to write a book about procrastination, but hadn’t gotten around to it yet.  We have all been burned by the mistress of the night who loves you and hurts you, feeding you grapes, while you rest in the bliss of ignorance as your kingdom burns to the ground.  I am talking about the tantalizing, the tempting force Continue reading “Why Do People Procrastinate?”

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15 Tips Grow A Smarter Business


Anyone who has every started a business knows that it can be an extreme ride, from one day to the next.  If you do the right things, you can make your roller coaster ride to the top a little more of an enjoyable experience.  Here are 15 tips from some of the top business leaders, to help you find your pathway to business success:

  1. Surround yourself with Continue reading “15 Tips Grow A Smarter Business”

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26 Sentences Using Every Letter In The Alphabet


What do you call a sentence that uses every letter in the alphabet, anyway?  It’s called a pangram.  There are many out there.  No doubt, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” has become the most widely used pangram, but there are dozens more. Some of them actually sound like pretty decent sentences that are practical for casual conversation.  Others will get you a one-way ticket to the Continue reading “26 Sentences Using Every Letter In The Alphabet”

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100 People Who Change The World: Guess Where I Found Them?

Just the other day, at the supermarket checkout line I was in, the usual struggle of wills took place, “Mike, just keep your head pointed straight ahead.  Don’t even look at all those
Continue reading “100 People Who Change The World: Guess Where I Found Them?”

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The 3 C’s You Must Get Rid Off!

We all try to do the best we can.  With all that is in our power, we try to do what we feel is right, not only for ourselves but for others.  Why is it, that our actions don’t always bring about the best possible outcomes?  It’s because, we either think what we are doing is honestly the best you possibly can, and you don’t know any better way or you Continue reading “The 3 C’s You Must Get Rid Off!”

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What Is Your Favorite Quote?

Everyone has a zinger or a favorite one-line which is special to them.  Maybe it brought you through a rough time in your life or helped you to stay focused on your mission or goal.  whatever yours is, we want to hear it.

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We Should All Strive To…

Olympic Athletes devote most of their lives to becoming the best they could possibly be. What do you think every human being should focus their attention on?  What would help them to become better individuals and contributors to society?

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What Does Success Look Like?

“Success!” This term has a meaning all its own, doesn’t it?  Isn’t it also hard to define?  What does success mean to you?  It could mean everything from raising your kids to be upstanding contributing citizen when they get older, creating the next big internet craze, to just having the finest things in life.  You and I both need to know just what success is, or we won’t be able to Continue reading “What Does Success Look Like?”

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Procrastination – Minute With Mike

We have to get serious with this subtle thief, which robs us of precious time and potential.  Here’s a little tip I use to help me take action.

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4 Things You Must Do Strong

We each have different strengths and weaknesses in our lives, yet there are four things which every human being must absolutely do with strength, if they are going to have an existence worth living.  Even if you are not a muscle head or have exceptional upper body strength, you (and I) have the internal power to Continue reading “4 Things You Must Do Strong”

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Take a picture today, recreating the conditions of a picture from your past.
Take a picture today, recreating the conditions of a picture from your past.

We all have pictures from our childhood.  This is a cool one.  Take a picture from your childhood and recreate it today using:

  • Setting (same location)
  • Clothing
  • Hairstyle
  • Actions
  • Facial Expressions
  • Lighting

See what you come up with.  You will be glad you tried it.


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What Is The Wheel Of Life?

I know I know… the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term, “wheel of life” is Disney’s animated movie, “The Lion King.”  Although it won’t be as exciting as an exotic adventure in the African plains, the wheel of life can help you Continue reading “What Is The Wheel Of Life?”

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Passion & Humor vs. Apathy & Dryness as speakers

Few things inspire us the way an articulate, effective speaker does.  If they do their job right, the audience is invited into a dimension of thought, experiencing the atmosphere and culture, built with the structure of words and sentences.  They have you leaving that conference room, theater, hotel, or classroom, feeling like you have escaped the Continue reading “Passion & Humor vs. Apathy & Dryness as speakers”

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4 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work!

It’s a brand new year. We watched the ball drop, we partied like it was 1999, and we even buried some long-standing gripes with people who we didn’t get along with. The next and obvious step in this quest for personal development is to load your plate with a bunch of “New Year’s Resolutions,” right? Wrong! You will be surprised by this but studies suggest that Continue reading “4 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work!”

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Where Do You Keep Your Cash Cow!

Tomorrow, you go to the mail box.  Among your standard junk mail, there is a special envelope with a silver ticket inside of it.  With the thrill of anticipation, you slide it out and it is an invitation to an auction that is coming into town.  Nothing like it has ever been seen before.  As the news travels around town, mixed comments float through the village.  The auctioneers discovered a Continue reading “Where Do You Keep Your Cash Cow!”

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Leaked From the Book: How Fast Can You Get To $75,000?

Is your goal to be ridiculously rich?  Are you looking to have a shopping spree on Rodeo Drive?  Do you want to be able to buy a $50,000 diamond encrusted Bluetooth headset or a $20,000 toilet seat for your palatial estate if the need should arise?  Or are you interested in creating enough wealth to have the finer things in life, and give your family a sense of security, without losing touch with your roots?  Regardless of your financial dreams, this specific number has two points of Continue reading “Leaked From the Book: How Fast Can You Get To $75,000?”

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Do You Want A Mentor Or A Friend?

A mentor is someone who takes time out of their lives, to give back in the form of helping another to get to where they are.  Mentors come from the perspective of knowing something is possible.  They know what it takes to have the same success they have achieved.  Sometimes their passion and non negotiable attitude can be a little abrasive.  Mentors seem to Continue reading “Do You Want A Mentor Or A Friend?”

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You Are 2 Steps Away From Your Next Big Breakthrough!

Oh my goodness!  You are almost there.  It’s right in front of you.  You are literally this close.  “PUSH!  PUSH!  PUSH!”  Come on!  Don’t give up now!  Wait, I have an idea.  You need a little help refocusing you for your next big breakthrough.  I teach that a breakthrough is a limit or barrier that was once strong enough to hold you back before, now destroyed and rendered ineffective, by your Continue reading “You Are 2 Steps Away From Your Next Big Breakthrough!”

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Michael’s Quote: Mindset

“You can only have what your mind will allow you to.”


Meaning – The limits on your mind determine your perspective, perspective, and possibilities.  If you think you can–YOU CAN!  If you think you can’t–YOU CAN’T!  Whatsoever a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

What you believe is possible determines what you will ultimately have.

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License Your Intellectual Property For A Royalty

Whether you are a singer/songwriter, carrying within your soul, the next hit song or an inventor, keeping classified the blueprints to the next technological breakthrough, a royalty arrangement might be perfect for you.  Large companies want Continue reading “License Your Intellectual Property For A Royalty”

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