Living #aSensationalLife

An Amazing Childhood Courtesy of Free Fun Adventures

An Amazing Childhood Courtesy of Free Fun Adventures
It warms my heart when I hear examples of people having what we use to call, free fun adventures, especially when initiated by their children. This past Saturday, I received the following text from a very dear friend, “Just had a good time at the mall with the kids going up and down the escalator!” They were able to create those positive, lasting memories because as a father, he was living in the moment and took the time to listen to his children. Read More

Let Your Light SHINE!

Let Your Light SHINE!
I’m a BIG movie buff and love flicks that provide an inspirational storyline. Fortunately this past week I found myself in a position to watch Coach Carter for about the hundredth time, and I’m glad I did. Please don’t laugh, because even though I can quote just about every word, I’m excited to say I connected with one of those old, familiar lines in a brand new way. Read More

READ THIS: Then GO OUT AND PLAY!

READ THIS: Then GO OUT AND PLAY!
I don’t know about you, but the mantra of every adult I knew growing up was, “Go Out And Play!” Whether it was riding bikes, throwing a ball, or building a fort in the backyard, my friends and I were outside doing something. The main rules were, “Stay where you can hear me, and be in before the streetlights come on.” Now, before you begin to tell me children and the times have changed, I want you to ask yourself…
”When did I change?” Read More

What's Your Perspective?

What's Your Perspective?
In the movie Ratatouille, which happens to be in my top 10 list, the food critic Anton Ego sits down to eat at Gusteau’s restaurant and says to the waiter, “Do you know what I’m craving, a little perspective. That’s it. I’d like some fresh, clear, well seasoned perspective.” As a noun, one definition of perspective is, “a way of regarding situations, facts, and judging their relative importance.” Another is, “ to clearly perceive,” and in the art world it’s, “having the ability of providing dist Read More

It’s Time We Had A Talk, Just You And Me

It’s Time We Had A Talk, Just You And Me
Twenty-five years ago I had "the talk", and I remember that night like it was yesterday. I had been sitting in the shower, crying uncontrollably for almost an hour. The hot water had turned cold when my wife opened the bathroom door and asked, "Are you ok?" I’m sure she knew something was wrong, but I gathered myself and calmly replied, "Yes, I’ll get out and come back to bed in a couple of minutes." Read More

A Priceless Lesson

A Priceless Lesson
As a child, members of my family would say, “Do something, even if it’s wrong!” On the surface it may sound like bad advice, but I knew they didn’t mean wrong as in “Be a bad boy.” What they were really saying is, “There is no such thing as failure.” Read More

Sensational Business Habits: SWEEPING Is A Simple Way To Improve The Customer Experience

Sensational Business Habits: SWEEPING Is A Simple Way To Improve The Customer Experience
For several decades, I have enjoyed traveling the globe. Along with immersing myself in the sights, sounds, history, culture and food of a country, I also love studying the habits, strategies, and practices of the local businesses and then comparing them to those here in the United States.... Read More

SENSATIONALLY SPEAKING: 5 Keys for effective communication!

SENSATIONALLY SPEAKING: 5 Keys for effective communication!
Whether it was directed towards you or someone else, how many times have you heard, “It’s wasn’t what you said, but how you said it?” If you’re like me, it’s too many to count. Studies show as little as 7 percent of human communication are the words we use, while 38 percent is tone and volume of voice, and the remaining 55 percent comes from your body language and gestures. These statistics confirm the idea that how we communicate has very little to do with the words we choose.... Read More

Awareness: Expand yours for a Sensational Life!

Awareness: Expand yours for a Sensational Life!
I thoroughly enjoy traveling, and always discover something new when I do. Not only about where I go, but also about the people I meet along the way. Airports are some of my favorite places to observe them in action. One thing about it, you usually get to see people at either their best or worst. Under the pressure of traveling, a person’s true nature tends to show up, just like my friend Ricardo Gonzalez says, “What is inside someone will inevitably come out.” Read More

Sensational Series “Brilliant ONE” Simon T. Bailey

Sensational Series “Brilliant ONE” Simon T. Bailey
Mark your calendars and be on the line when Duane Cummings AKA “The Sensational Guy” sits down with the original “Brilliant ONE” Simon T. Bailey, to share insights and ideas that will help you live a Sensational Life. Read More

To Walk or Not to Walk, that was the question

To Walk or Not to Walk, that was the question
Recently, I was confronted with a situation that shook me to my core. Someone whom I had never met, told me I didn’t love my family. Now, you may have faced this in your lifetime, but It had never happened to me before. After lots of thought and contemplation, I decided to share the story with you and welcome any thoughts you may have on the matter.... Read More

Is Your Business Garden SENSATIONAL?

Is Your Business Garden SENSATIONAL?
As winter gives way to spring here in Georgia, people sneeze more often and signs of new plant growth and color are beginning to slowly reveal themselves. The changing seasons remind me of the similarities in the cycles of nature and business. What instantly comes to mind for me is, “You will reap what you sow.” Read More

Passion: The Number One Indicator I use to determine someone’s potential for Sensational Success

Passion: The Number One Indicator I use to determine someone’s potential for Sensational Success
To me, a life without passion should have never been lived. Some say that’s a harsh statement for me to make, and I understand their point. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel once said, “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” I’ve spent a significant amount of time studying his words and have been unable to disprove the statement.... Read More

10 Ways to be a Sensational Encourager

10 Ways to be a Sensational Encourager
Have you ever met someone that had a negative outlook on everything and got a thrill from discouraging others? You know the kind of person I’m talking about. They like to “blow your candle out to make theirs look brighter.” The minute I spot those kinds of people, I make a conscience effort to be overly encouraging and bring to light how their behavior isn’t a good recipe for success in any endeavor.... Read More

Minimizing the Negative Impact of Employee Incivility

Minimizing the Negative Impact of Employee Incivility
Unfortunately, bad behavior in the workplace is at an all time high. Not only are customers reporting complaints at record levels, but also instances of employee on employee abuse are rampant. Incivility is taking its’ toll and eroding companies from the inside out.... Read More

The Value of a Sensational Reference

The Value of a Sensational Reference
No matter whether you sell to an end use customer or business-to-business, great supporting material is a must when communicating with a potential client. All companies have some form of literature or marketing materials they use during a presentation.... Read More

Act Like an Owner

Act Like an Owner
With very few exceptions, the single greatest commodity of any company is its’ people. Each and every person in a company is important to the overall success and therefore they must do their own part to attempt their best each and everyday. There are a few businesses that use proprietary rights or a unique technology to separate themselves from their competition. But, technology is quickly copied or becomes outdated and proprietary rights eventually run out. Read More
Duane Cummings