Harvey Mackay

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Mackay: Optimists find opportunity in difficulty

President Harry Truman once said, “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities, and an optimist is one...

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: How to overcome the jitters and not freeze up

I recently came across a graduation speech by the valedictorian of a law school. He began his remarks by acknowledging...

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Street-smart ideas No. 3

A couple of years ago, I wrote two columns on street smarts that resonated with readers. They asked for more!...

Updated: July 20, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Life is something to celebrate

In July of last year, I was in Israel being briefed in-depth by the cream of Israel’s intelligence community and...

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: The ABCs of public speaking

It’s been said there are two times in life when you are truly alone: just before you die and just...

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Get ahead of your dreams to get ahead in business

I am constantly asked the question, “What does it take to get ahead?” Sure, you have to work hard, but...

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Don't worry about it

I recently received a cartoon from a friend that showed a psychiatrist having a session with her patient. She says,...

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Harvey Mackay: Take a vacation from your vocation

Have you ever had one of those days when all you could think was, “Gosh, do I need a vacation.”Of...

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Get results when you complain

The famous Marshall Field once was walking through his Chicago store and heard one of his clerks arguing with a...

Updated: June 08, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Persistence pays off

In 1935, Charles Darrow brought a board game to Parker Brothers. The experts at Parker Brothers rejected the game, Monopoly,...

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 01:10 PM

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