Dr. Freddy Davis
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The Origin of Success
I remember when I used to do a lot of scuba diving. I lived in Okinawa at the time and it was a fantastic place to participate in that sport. The water was clear, there was a lot of beautiful coral and many varieties of tropical fish. On top of that, you didn’t even need a boat. There were numerous places where it was ... continue reading
The Power of Purpose
Some time ago I read a news report that was, actually, quite disturbing. It seems that there was a grossly overweight woman who was so immobile that she, literally, could not get up from the couch. That couch had been her home for about six years. She couldn’t get up to eat or even go to the bathroom.
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Passion Pays
The house we live in is on a
half acre lot with lots of trees. It is a beautiful setting, but the
situation does call for a certain amount of work to keep the place
looking nice.
Some time
back I gave my teenage son a job to do out in the yard picking up
sticks. Since the sticks look bad and can do damage... continue reading
A Five Step Formula for Creating a Successful Business
I’ve started a lot of different exercise programs in my life. Some I started because I wanted to lose weight, some because I enjoyed a particular sport, and others because I just wanted to get into shape.

I have been variously successful. When I joined a team and had to show up regularly for practice and games, I wa... continue reading
I wish I had
have this drive that doesn’t want to look back later in life and regret
that I didn’t take advantage of the opportunities that came my way. As a result
I have lived overseas, learned to scuba dive, studied karate, been a radio
host, learned foreign languages, and numerous other exciting things.

Unfor... continue reading
How to Keep Your Engine from Overheating: Five Steps for Diagnosing and Solving Problems
Not too long ago my car began
to overheat. I checked the radiator fluid level and, sure enough, it
was low. Since I am not very mechanically minded, I called Bill, my
mechanic, to see what I ought to do. Fortunately I have a mechanic who
does me right. He told me to wait until the engine cooled down, open
the radi... continue reading
Get Your Employees Flying High
Years ago, when
I was in high school, I played running back on the football team. I was an OK
player - not great, but maybe a little better than average. I remember, though,
that we did have one guy on the team who was very talented. He could run faster
and generally play better than I could. His talent level was w... continue reading
Superior ways to get things done in your organization.
      Virtually everyone who has ever been to the movies enjoys the experience of surround sound. To feel like you are actually in the middle of the what is going on in the movie is a powerful experience. The pulsing force of the sound itself pulls you into the action.
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1 - 3 - 2? Three Steps to Success

is a Necessary Order

hard as it is to believe, I have heard of teachers who were willing to let
their students do the math wrong. Apparently the idea was to never do anything
that would hurt the child’s self-esteem. Even wrong answers could not be
counted as wrong.

course, no one likes... continue reading
How to Have a Life of Satisfaction. Guaranteed!
Satisfaction 100% guaranteed or your money back! That was the promise, so you bought the product. You've been there! You ended up not liking it and decided to send it back. But, when you started the return process, you discovered that it cost more to send it back than the refund was worth. Ouch!It's, certainly bad enou... continue reading
Three Foundation Stones for Building Organizational Integrity
When the stock market crashed in 1929, there were a lot of people who lost everything they had. You would think that the result of that event would be complete and utter despair. And, in fact, there were those who reacted that way. There were numerous cases of people who committed suicide because they lost their life s... continue reading
What to Do When You Are Chased by a Snake
I lived for several years on the Japanese island of Okinawa. It's a tropical island setting with a wealth of beauty and a lot of things to do. We lived on the side of a mountain that overlooked the Pacific Ocean, and the beauty that we were able to observe from there was breathtaking.There were a lot of enjoyable ... continue reading
Celebrating the Couch Potato
Ah, the couch potato, that icon of American pop culture values. Isn't
that the life? Why would anyone want to exert extra energy to be
productive when you can simply plop down on the couch in front of the
telly and enjoy all that delicious snack food and a cold one. Why worry
about a yard that needs mowing, a sink ... continue reading
Your Organization Is Only as Good as Your People
Let's begin by singing the jingle from an old US Army commercial. Ready? Sing! "Be all that you can be, in the Aaaaarmy." Now, don't you feel better? "Be all that you can be." Why do you suppose the Army selected this slogan? They selected it because there was a certain kind of volunteer that they wanted to attract, an... continue reading
Don't Allow Yourself to Get Burned
I'm not much of a fisherman, but I do enjoy it whenever the opportunity comes my way. I have some friends who are fanatics and occasionally I will go out with one of them. They have nice boats and it makes for an enjoyable day. I like fishing from a boat but the kind of fishing I enjoy most is surf fishing. I... continue reading
How to Take Yourself to Never Ending Growth
Tai chi is a martial art that takes you through a series of very slow movements. You have probably seen people do it on TV commercials to advertise arthritis medicine. It seems rather strange and exotic for people who have never been around it. And because it is so slow and easy going, it seems like it would be very ea... continue reading
Falling Up The Stairs
There have been a lot of really good movies made over the last several years. There are a lot of bad ones, too. And while I try to simply ignore the bad efforts, I like to take lessons from those which have profound messages to share. Among the more noticeable movies I have seen lately are the Matrix movies. And,... continue reading
Five Steps to Expanding Your Universe
Begin by getting for yourself a clean sheet of white paper. Now, take a pencil and draw a small dot in the middle of it. For our purposes here, that dot represents something very important about you: it is the sum total of your entire life.For most people, what the dot represents, and the territory inside the dot, is t... continue reading
The Fastest Way to Ruin Yourself
 I don't know many people who would admit to wanting to ruin themselves, but there are a lot of people who are doing everything they can to accomplish that very goal. They certainly don't view it that way, but if you look at the way they live, you can see it happening.I knew a man who was very strict wit... continue reading


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