Looking Back & Forth… What Are You Thankful For?

Every year, around the 3rd to 4th week of November, until the 1st week of January, business starts to slow down (unless you are in retail). We start to reflect on the previous months of the year. It’s also a time to look forward to what’s next. I can tell you as you get older…

It’s Not What They Say… It’s What They Do… CONSISTENTLY

One of the keys to success is consistency. That is true with business, sports, and so much more. I can tell you that shooting a 39 on nine holes of golf is a great score. Then when you shoot a 50 on the back nine (11 more and 14 over par) turns an excellent 9…

“You Can Sell Anything!” (With A Little Help From My Friends)

We’re about to make the 1000-mile journey from our old home to a new apartment. We had to find short-term living arrangements while our new home is being built. Last week we found out that there was a miscommunication about the closing date. It was supposed to be June 27th, (agreed to by the realtors)…

The Secret 3 B’s of Finding Your Perfect Customer

Do You Want To Know A Secret? Did you know that the American bee is actually digital? Yup… It’s a U.S.B. So is that a conspiracy theory, or a bad dad joke? Perspective is reality in the mind of the bee-holder! The definition of a conspiracy theory is: a theory that explains an event or…

How To Document Success? What Gets Captured – Gets Updated (With A Nudge)

Life Happens This past weekend, I was attempting to clean out my basement. Loaded on shelves were tons of Bankers’ Boxes filled with personal and business records dating back to the 1990s. Loaded in there were memories and important things like the Title to my wife’s 2003 car and the original documents from when we…

How To Give Your Sales Team A Little Empathy To Share With Your Customers

The Last 2 Years Have Been HELL! It’s hard to believe that two years ago we went from a kind of normal to total chaos in our businesses. We were mostly all chugging along, filled with hope for a new year, and BOOM. The pandemic struck like an earthquake-lightning-tsunami. Companies struggled to set up staff…

LinkedIn Wants Your New And Old Content (HINT: And So Do Your Prospects & Clients)

Of the many distractions we face in our business lives, I am guessing that social media is not one that you would rate as useful. Believe me, I get it. With over 100 emails a day, phone calls, and app notifications, I would say that over 50% are pure spam. My car warranty is just…

Relationship Marketing For Success – Connect With Someone And Their Network

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Your network is your net worth?” Well, that is more true today than ever before. Keep in mind, it wasn’t too long ago when everything was face-to-face. And since the last few years have happened, we’ve gotten more into meeting people online, via Zoom or whatever you use, and…

Exercise Your Business – Get A Running Start To Deliver On Your Goals

I started out yesterday morning, looking for some inspiration. It was the day I was running my second 5K in three years. This race was canceled last year. A few years ago I finished my first race in almost 40 years. I ran it in about 42 minutes, which was kind of disappointing. This year,…