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Make A Difference Every Day!

leaf-make-changeA few months ago a local landscaper, he may have been close to eighty years old, passed away. He was still actively working his craft. Lawn care and shrubs were his specialty. He was once heard to say, a few weeks before his death, if he stopped working he would probably die within a few weeks.

For me I miss waving to him and getting a wave back as I would often see his truck around town in various neighborhoods or riding his power mower across someone’s lawn he was caring for.

If you go to workout at a local fitness center each day – you get to know the workout routines of the regulars. In fact, everyone has their favorite machine and with the early crowd it is almost like clock work as people move from one location within the gym to the next almost on a schedule. You get to know and chat with the desk workers and other people who work at the facility.

Here is a news story about one of the regular desk people from a facility here in CT –


BRIDGEPORT — A 24 year-old Bridgeport woman was killed Sunday afternoon when another vehicle moved into her lane on I-95, striking the side of her car and sending it into the concrete barrier.

Akhailia Shameal Jackson of Connecticut Avenue was transported from the scene to Bridgeport Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after the 5:27 p.m. crash, State Police said Monday.

Jackson had been driving her Toyota Camry in the right lane on the southbound side of I-95 near Exit 29 when a Mitsubishi being driven by Livis Rodriguez, 26, of Lawrence, Mass. clipped the left passenger door, causing Jackson to swerve, crossing three travel lanes and striking the concrete barrier on the median, State Police said.

Rodriguez and her three passengers were not injured.

The accident remains under investigation.

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For me I miss Akhailia’s beautiful smile and the new hairdo she would have each week.

Ok, stop with the bad news Mitch – Please!

Will do!

Here is the thing, any day, without any notice, anything may happen to you or to the ones you cherish and love. This is where everyone says – “We know Mitch!”

Ok, cool, and…

Do we change our behavior and give out hugs and actually state our love to those we love each day?

Do we change our behavior and not worry about the small stuff anymore?

Do we change our behavior and consider what we are doing each day to impact others in a meaningful way?

How about the people we work with on a daily basis? The person in the office who is always miserable – when is the last time you said hello to them or spoke with them about their family?

When is the last time you spoke with one of your clients or customers about their personal life? Checked in on how they are doing in their lives?

If you work in a building do you know the names of the people who work the security desk and the cleaning crew who show up every evening?

How about your family? Do you and your wife and children ever sit down and have dinner together with no devices on – no cell – no laptop – no music – zero devices, only good old conversation? When is the last time you sat with one child and only the two of you had a conversation?

What about the world around you?

Is there anything intentional you are doing to make the world a better place?

Of course this seems too big to tackle and it is – however – start with one place or with one thing – the point is why not start?

By the way, this is not to wish anyone ill will or telling you in anyway your time is almost up. The point is, what if it is?

Mitch Tublin has traveled to Guatemala and to Paraguay paying his own airfare, food and hotel costs for a week in each location in order to train local people on transformational leadership – values based leadership. This was accomplished by facilitating RoundTables with a translator by his side. Would you, your company or organization be interested in hearing this story?  Contact Mitch’s Team here to book him to speak.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive coach, trainer and speaker based in Stamford, CT.

What Fires You Up?

What fires you up?If you are living and breathing and not flat lining – What Fires You Up?

Seriously, take a moment and note in the comments section for this article. What fires you up?

Here is the thing – and be really thankful for this – we are not all the same!

We are all different!

We all have different interests – different tastes for food, music, art, books and what we care about more than something else. Each of us would prepare a different list of our top twenty things we care most about. Sure potentially the top three or top five on the list might be the same. After that the list is going to be way different and the order of importance of each of our items will certainly be different from the list we each prepare.

We are each attracted to a different type of partner. We want a caregiver. OR – We want someone who will challenge us. Maybe we want to be with someone who is a raving beauty! Ever hear the words ‘beauty is in the eyes of the beholder’? We all view beauty in our own way!

What fires you up?

What is it that gets your juices flowing and you want to dive in and do something either to make it better, join the cause, invent a new way, get involved or just get really pissed off? Oh and by the way if it is the last one – get really pissed off – how about selecting from one of the other options and do something constructive instead of stroking out on us?

What fires you up?

Now allow me to set the table here – if you are running a business – serving your clients and customers and potentially you have employees – there is no wiggle room for this – you must, you absolutely must recognize that everyone is different!

It is my way or the highway may work in the military, however, it is not going to cut it if you are going build a loyal following and a repeat customer base for your business.

Plus if you want to create a great culture in your business with dedicated employees, where people are going to be interested in working with you and for you the it is my way or the highway routine is older than old school thinking and behavior.

Are you interested in creating this type of culture in your business?

Are you ready to treat your people, all people with the understanding they are all different?

Are you ready to take the leap and understand this all starts with you?

Schedule a consultation with Mitch here

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive coach, trainer and speaker based in Stamford, CT.

When Do You Do Your Best Thinking?

Ever come up with a thought to solve something or invent something and it was so amazing you could not wait to write it down or type it up and when you were ready to write it down or type it up you were not able to recall the details at all? You’re not alone! Taking a […]

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Three Career Tips For Military Veterans Starting Their Civilian Career

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Here you are one of the fortunate veterans to have found a job, you have been hired and next week you start. Now what? First accept the fact you are in transition mode. The majority of people will accept the fact you are in transition mode initially. Many people will respect and admire you for […]

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Who Is Going To Light Your Fuse?


In the United States the Big Bang Holiday is Independence Day each year – July 4th. It is a National Holiday where communities get together, families get together and there are Bar-B-Que Grills fired up everywhere. The colors to wear are definitely Red, White and Blue and the Flag is waving all over the place. Growing up in the […]

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Make Certain You Eat Your Fruit Everyday!

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A person who is a casual acquaintance, named Roger, attended a unique networking event hosted by me in New York City. He was my guest along with three other people. During the closing fifteen minutes we break away from the conference table and mingle with each other in true networking style. Roger came up to […]

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