ISSUE #10 - Tuesday, July 6, 2004

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"Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things."

– Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784), French author, encyclopedist, & philosopher

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This past week I had an opportunity to address a group of about 75 people in a small town hall meeting. The topic was “I Just Want To Dance!” The premise is that we have been created to live rich full lives, unfortunately too many people have allowed the life to be sucked out of them due to a variety of circumstances. They are living lives of sub-existence. Whether it has been a business failure, a family failure, or a personal failure, they have simply given up. They have been designed to do so much more, but they are slowly dying by degrees of resignation.

Three hours later we were standing in the potential new business home of friends of ours. This couple has had to close their business in another town due to an economic down turn. They are now facing a choice: the opportunity to start fresh in a great new location or for the husband to go and get a job.

As I listened to them I could not help but pick up on two things. The first was that the husband was passionate about what he does and the excitement of this new opportunity. You could see the deep longing and desire within him to have this fresh start and to be begin a fresh. He oozed passion. He spoke passion. His conversation was hot with possibilities. He didn’t see himself just as some cog in a wheel going about the motions. He saw the creative possibilities of starting over and all the things that he had learned in their last location. He would have started production yesterday if the equipment had been there.

On the other hand his wife could only think about all the things that could go wrong in the move. The passion was gone. All she saw was the hard work of starting over. The desire was gone. The passion was no longer there. All she could think of was of all the things that wouldn’t work. She couched the terms in “just being realistic”.

I shared with them, what I shared with the group of 75, it was a story about a man who had been a cripple all of his life. One day he was sitting outside the entrance to an exclusive business club looking for a handout. Deep down he had resigned to the fact that once a cripple he would always be a cripple. He would never be able to run a race, he would never be able to be in his own business, he would always be dependent upon other people and the government for handouts.

While sitting there a local CEO and his partner arrived on the scene. The initial response of the crippled man was to ask for a handout — he was so discouraged that he couldn’t even look these men in the eye. However, these men sensed something deeper. They knew deep down that just throwing a few dollars at this person was not what he needed. 

Instead of giving him a handout they challenged him to the very core of his being as to what he believed was possible. This could have been very embarrassing to the cripple. He could have made all sort of nasty comments to these men. Instead something happened to that cripple. Call it a miracle, call it mind over matter, call it what you may, inside this man there was stirred an awakening of faith in what he could do — in what he could be. With shaking limbs he started to stand, then slowly started walking, and within in a short time was running, jumping, laughing, crying. His deep passion, his deep desire was now being lived out.

Where are you today on the passion scale? Are you letting your circumstances get you down? Do you think that you will always be in the rut you find yourself in? I want to encourage you as you continue to grow your business, to look deep inside of yourself and take that large scoop of faith that reminds you that nothing is impossible for you. Stop seeing all the reasons why things can’t work, and start thinking of ways for it to work and you will be surprised—before long you will be back on the dance floor of life, living your life to its fullest. Re-ignite that passion that once burned so bright.

Until next month, keep leading the way.


Inside This Issue:

1. Outside Entrance (Or what’s the newest happenings at CRG)
2. Gate Entrance (A tool to take on your journey)
3. On the Path (Someone out there who is doing it)
4. Back Home (Clean-up time)

1. Outside Entrance (Or what’s the newest happenings at CRG)


Resource Checklist:

Ensure that you are up-to-date with all of our latest resources. Currently we have over 100 resources available to you in building your business. If you would like a complimentary checklist simply email me at with “checklist” in the subject line.

Corporate Locker:

The locker is now up and functioning. This unique secured online learning locker allows you not only to track your employees/clients, but allows you to assign access codes directly to them. Once they have completed their assessments their scores will be immediately stored in your corporate locker along with their own personal locker.

As there are a number of features we will be working with clients on an individual to get you started. There will be a small set up fee as we need to do the work at this end. If you are interested in finding out more about this unique resource, let me know. Email:

Level 1 Co-Branding:

Now when your clients come to take an assessment you have an opportunity to have the learning locker co-branded. This is going to be offered free to our associates. If you would like to learn more about having a co-branded look, please email me at with “branding” in the subject line.

Live event with Ken Keis!:

Ken has an upcoming engagement that you are all invited to join us at.

July 15
Your telephone
5:00 – 6:00 pm
“Building a Winning Business With Style”
For registration information and to find out more visit:


2. Gate Entrance (A tool to take on your journey)


Never before in history has learning been more important and/or more challenging. The information age is exploding and expanding every day through new discoveries around the world. Individuals are being flooded with data they must learn and use on an immediate basis. This high demand for performance requires all of us to increase our learning rate.

Without a high learning rate many people have found themselves fighting to stay current with job demands. A key part of increasing learning rates is developing learning style flexibility. Most people have one or two ways in which they like to learn. Helping people to learn to effectively use other styles of learning increases their learning style flexibility and eventually their learning rate. 

Outside enrolling in a university or local college, educational and communication tools and programs that can assist a person increase their learning rates are often hard to find. That is what makes the Personal Style for Learners (PSI-L) such a valuable tool.

The PSI-L helps individuals learn how to identify, understand, and develop internal and external learning processes so that they can improve their learning style flexibility and learning rate. 

The first assessment assists Learners to identify how they see themselves as learners. The second assessment helps them to identify how they prefer to learn from others. 

This communication tool is ideal to use with high school, college and university students, adult learners and employees who all want to increasing their learning and studying or work performance. 

By working through this assessment learners discover whether they prefer best to learn in an independent or self-directed environment; a visual environment; an auditory or acoustic setting; or with an experiential and hands on mode of instruction.

Regardless of the personal scores, learners are provided with information for all four different style dimensions in terms of key learning style characteristics, likes and dislikes. They also receive information concerning educational leadership styles which will assist them in effectively learning from and communication with their instructors. 

Each one of us learns best according to the way that we prefer to interact with our environment. Understanding personal style learning theory can help learners better understand their learning needs and preferences. As instructional relationships and approaches shift to meet the needs to the learner, there is an increase in the willingness of the student to learn. This in turn leads to greater success in other educational work environments.

3. On the Path (Someone out there who is doing it)

The following comments are from our recent one-day live event in Denver: 

Great Refresher! Very focused event with practical tools, concepts and loads of handouts to enhance and develop your business.

Oliver Doyle
Doyle & Associates

A lot of information! I wish it was longer and we go more in-depth into the material that was given. I learned that I need to get my butt in gear and get my business going. This seminar has got me excited and ready to help people achieve their dreams.

John Gines
Life Fitness Coach, Inc.

This was just I needed – an energetic shot in the arm to jump-start my new divorce coaching project and I’m inspired to go out and make a great living making a big difference in the world.

Laurie Cameron
Cameron Coaching

Practical, workable, down-to-Earth resources to take your business to the next level! Well-done – informative, directive, Excellent!!

Greg Styles

An excellent seminar. Ken’s insights provided me with numerous ideas on how to enhance my coaching business.

Kevin Gifford
Life Journey Alliance

Provided a wealth of information, inspired me to set aside time each week solely focused on revenue building. Promoted/clarified steps to having a successful business.

Lynda Johnson

Very clearly a value based seminar. I am psyched with so many different ideas. So it was not aimed at just one learning style or experience level or “personality type” J - Something for everyone (A, B, C and I). Way too much material for one day.

Pam Friedland
The Key, PC

I have never gotten so much material for such a reasonable price.

D’Ann Van Arsdall

4. Back Home (Clean-up time)

As you can see from the above comments at CRG we believe in giving you incredible value for the dollars you invest. That is why we are encouraging all of you to join us in September here in the Vancouver, BC area for three days that will not only impact your business, but also you as a person. Not only will you receive over $700 USD in resource material, but you will come out of these three days with a much better understanding of yourself and how you can best approach your business. Register now.

The CRG 3-day Train-the-Trainer Workshop:

Alumni Price:  US$459  (CAN$597) 
Tuition:  US$1689  (CAN$2195)
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Until next month, keep Leading the Way!

Neal Diamond
VP for Business Development and Associate Relations