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The Enthusiasm Spasm

P.T.’s – did your ‘People Upstairs’ gobble up ‘The One Minute Manager’ and ‘The Enthusiastic Employee’ with a knife and fork? Gyms seem to think they sell enthusiasm. Selling enthusiasm is what you do when you have no idea how to ‘grow’ motivation. Motivation comes in two types. There’s the outwardly focused, reward-based kind (extrinsic), … Continue reading

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The Gym Devil’s Contract – Don’t Fail Dale! (Carnegie: Part #2 )

What kind of gym membership deal will a Dale Carnegie sales-wannabe sell you? That depends on what you’re buying…you see,  “A barber lathers a man before he shaves him” (Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People). (See Part #1 at      https://savingboofheads.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/the-devils-contract-dont-fail-dale-carnegie-part-1/ Be assured, though, that a contract with that gym’s  direct … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Contract…Don’t Fail Dale! (Carnegie): Part #1

If the Devil had Robert Johnson at a crossroads, then the average punter who wanders in to a ‘globo gym’ foyer ain’t got a chance. They’ll be walking away in forty minutes at one end of an extreme. If that extreme is high with excitement on their new purchase…hell, they’ve ‘inhaled’. Surely, it will bring … Continue reading