LessonsLearned

Silly Silva Caught Clowning

by Dwayne Kilbourne on July 7, 2013

It was UFC 162. The world was watching. After number one challenger, Chris Weidman, had some minor takedown success in the first round, Anderson Silva started to pick his points and also test Chris’ mental toughness by instigating him and daring him to shoot for the takedown or try and knock out the number one […]

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Michael Jordan Turns 50 – 5 Fierce Lessons To Succeed!

by Dwayne Kilbourne on February 17, 2013

Growing up in Michigan while watching my beloved Bad Boys [Detroit Pistons], it regularly gave me great pleasure when the Bulls stumbled in those early years. Sure, Michael was a great player, but I found him over-rated. As he progressed into his career, he started to turn the tables on my Pistons, and that seemed […]

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Learn From Lance – Never Give Up!

by Dwayne Kilbourne on September 3, 2012

Have you ever had somebody accuse you of something bad? Something illegal? Did others try to tarnish your name or your brand? If others are telling false stories about you, you MUST defend yourself. Now, I am not saying that you have to take to the offensive and entertain a verbal encounter with the other […]

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Smoothie King Fails to Communicate

by Dwayne Kilbourne on February 25, 2012

Recently, I was out and about shooting a training video on behalf of one of my clients [Max Muscle of Cobb]. Afterwards, I opened up the foursquare app  on my Android smartphone, and, to my delight, I discovered that the Smoothie King that was two doors down from the gym that I was at had […]

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Jeremy Lin: Working Hard and Optimizing Opportunities

by Dwayne Kilbourne on February 19, 2012

Over the past few weeks, Linsanity has been running wild in New York, in the NBA, and throughout the sports world. Once a little-known NBA player, Jeremy Lin has stormed to the front pages of papers both offline and on as he has led the stumbling New York Knicks to a string of wins over […]

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Tebow Time – Dealing With Public Demand

by Dwayne Kilbourne on November 1, 2011

Tim Tebow is a well-known, highly-popular second-year NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Before that, he was the star quarterback for the talented Florida Gators NCAA football team. After being drafted into the NFL and spending much of the year getting accustom to the NFL demands, the Broncos were in a tough spot. With the […]

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Corporate Responsibility = Engage Now & Often

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 23, 2011

For the individual, responsibilities include following the law, eating right, giving back to the community, take care of their family members, and many more. Corporations, however, are not immune to obligations or responsibilities. Instead, corporations, like individuals, have responsibilities that they must be held accountable to. But, there is this little thing called change that […]

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No Fear

by Dwayne Kilbourne on January 25, 2010

Whether in the world of business or in the world of personal challenges, we cannot allow fear to own and control our every move. According to Sven Goran Eriksson, “the greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” To succeed, we must take risks, but we also cannot simply take risks so foolishly. Instead, […]

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Embrace the Changes

by Dwayne Kilbourne on December 12, 2009

Technology is changing more and more in this fast-paced business and consumer world. Businesses are scrambling to keep up with these changes. The traditional means of conducting business is no longer acceptable or viable. Take the communication channels of yesterday versus those of today. Traditional: We do not send postal mail like we used to. […]

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Transparency: Required for Success in Web 2.0

by Dwayne Kilbourne on November 19, 2009

Technology enables us all to search on nearly every topic that we can think of, and it enables us to find information at the touch of the mouse. With the continued advancement of technology and movement into a well-established Web 2.0 where social media is growing a force that must be acknowledged, companies and brands […]

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