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Terry McKenna
Kure Beach, NC
Helping organizations & individuals realize their potential
Interests: Beach, Travel, Working out, Reading, Personal Development, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Give a good idea to a mediocre team and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. Talent matters! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Terry's Blog
It makes sense, when a great Plan A is on the table, to pause for a few minutes to search for a Plan B and C before racing into implementation. Once there are three options, you can then rationally choose the best. The worst that can happen is you lose... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Terry's Blog
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a ride!" -Hunter S. Thompson. Personal... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Terry's Blog
If you spend your time focusing on the things that are wrong, and that's what you express and project to people around you, you don't become a source of growth and inspiration for people, you become a source of destruction for people. * For advice you can quickly read and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Terry's Blog
Don't be afraid to do something you're not qualified to do. Amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the #Titanic! * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Terry's Blog
People don't get better without follow-up. One and done programs don't work. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"Before anything else, planning is key to success." -Alexander Graham Bell * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Terry's Blog
When it comes to prioritizing your work, here are the three biggest mistakes: 1) doing what's loudest, 2) doing what's easy, and, 3) doing trivial vs. vital. Don't give all tasks equal attention. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Terry's Blog
To be successful, be clear that your ladder is leaning against the right building. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Terry's Blog
In any situation in life, you only have three options. You always have three options. You can change it, you can accept it, or you can leave it. What is not a good option is to sit around wishing you would change it but not changing it, wishing you would... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -Robert Jones Burdette * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Terry's Blog
What are some of the choices you've made that made you who you are? * For advice that you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Terry's Blog
It's easy not to workout. It's easy not to eat healthy. It's easy to come home from work and plop in front of the television for hours. What are you willing to do that's hard? * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Terry's Blog
We achieve more if we stay focused on tasks longer. The more we switch backward and forward, the harder the brain has to work, and the slower we think as a result. Think of it like rebooting your computer - it takes a while for all the computer's programs to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be." -John Wooden * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Shorter deadlines help you plan ahead, complete tasks faster, communicate better, and even work less. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Praise people for doing things that are hard. That's how they learn to believe they can do them. * For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Terry's Blog
Here are two questions that are seldom asked when developing a strategy: 1) What future events could make this strategy go wrong?, 2) What would happen to us if it did go wrong? A good rule of thumb is to ask "Why" three times. * For advice you can quickly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"When in doubt, say "No." Don't let your mouth overload your back." -Jim Rohn For advice you can quickly read and apply, go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"I can live for two months," confessed Mark Twain, "on a good compliment." Compliments nourish and sustain us emotionally. They also cause us to like and benefit those who provide them. In a study, hairstylists who complimented their customers on looking good had their tips increase by 37%. * For... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"What crappy stuff do you need to stop doing, so you can focus on the good stuff?" -Mark Parker, CEO Nike * Get advice you can quickly read and apply at: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Terry's Blog
My daughter blessed me with my second granddaughter yesterday: Ella. Ella joins her older 23-month old sister Lucy in bringing amazing joy to their family. Miracles happen everyday, "if" we go through life with our eyes open! * Want advice you can quickly read and apply? Go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Terry's Blog
It's not whether you know it; it's whether you're doing it. * Want advice you can quickly read and apply? Go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Terry's Blog
The average teenager exchanges 4,000 texts per month; one every 6-minutes they are awake. One study found that office workers check email up to 40-times per hour. 75% admit to using their phone in the bathroom and 30% say they never go to the bathroom without their phone. * Want... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Terry's Blog
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." #HenryDavidThoreau * Want advice you can quickly read and apply? Go to: www.terrymckennabooks.com Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Terry's Blog