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…

Well Would You Look At That? Lessons Learned from Lifelong Learning

You have undoubtedly heard the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog, new tricks.” It is true that younger minds are more open to new concepts and more pliable. But that does not mean that older minds have to be ridged. As a matter of fact, minds are amazing things. The more you stimulate them,…

How To Exceed Expectations? Find Someone Who Cares!

Seth Godin had a GREAT blog post today. It was short, sweet, and really hit me between the eyes. Who cares? No one cares. That happens rarely. Someone cares. That happens all the time, and it’s at the heart of our work. Everyone cares. Almost never. Someone is enough. In fact, someone is the entire…

If You Want Change, Results or Success, You Have To Take Your Own Pulse and Own It!

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon Own It Believe me… moving a family home, and a business to a new state is a process that takes lots of time, planning, and patience. I could not even imagine doing it just a few short years ago. I was a…

“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)…

A Goal is Not a Strategy, But a Strategy Needs a Goal

Timing is everything,…right? Trying to run a business while preparing to move from our 22-year run in a 3500 square foot house, into an 800 square foot 3rd-floor apartment, as our 2200 square foot house is being built 1000 miles away… is a challenge. There is selling our old furniture (which won’t fit into our…

When is 10 Greater Than 1000? (Hint It’s All About Relationships)

You never realize how much STUFF you have until you have to move it. We all have closets, drawers, and other hiding places that keep our stuff organized and out of sight, Simply go to any closet or dresser and lay out all the stuff on the floor and you will see what I mean.…

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…

Avoid The Superman Syndrome – You Need The Justice League

When I go to networking meetings, instead of posting my own name on the nametag, I write down “Ima Geek”. Geeks come in many flavors. Geek often branches out into specific social scenes: “movie geek,” “food geek,” “music geek,” “guitar geek,” “band geek,” “suburban lawn geek,” “computer geek,” “academic geek” … you get the picture.…