Month: August 2014

  • Extra-Ordinary


    What does it mean to be extraordinary?  If being ordinary is having nothing of distinct difference, than we can conclude that to be extraordinary is to be of distinct difference, being different from normal.  Normal is average there is nothing extraordinary about it. Why not be extraordinary today?  Sure it is a long weekend, after […]

  • The same chair

    The same chair

    We are what we repeatedly do.  That is a fact.  If you do something long enough it eventually becomes a habit.  It has been proven time and time again that 70% of what we do everyday is habitual.  Meaning most of the things we do, we don’t even have to think about doing them.  When […]

  • Improving yourself

    Improving yourself

    Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. —Socrates  This was true over 2500 years ago, and is still true today.  You can put a price on what a good book costs, maybe it is $20.  But the value of […]

  • What’s next?

    What’s next?

    I think this is a question that many of us ask at different points in our life.  Or at least we should.  I just finished reading an article about what happens to people after they reach a certain milestone in their earnings and their career.  I just have to say that the article was really […]

  • A link in the chain

    A link in the chain

    Every discipline that you make in your life will lead to another discipline.  Eventually you will have enough links in the chain to have a well designed life.  Maybe you start off small with just turning the television off and reading/listening to something educational an hour before you would normally turn the television off.  You […]

  • HOT BUTTON MARKETING; book summary

    HOT BUTTON MARKETING; book summary

    Hot Button Marketing “Push the Emotional Buttons that get People to Buy.”  This is the ninth book I have read this year on sales and marketing.  What I liked most about this book is that it really gave a lot of examples of how effective marketing works.  Also, as a trainer I have been training […]

  • How do you realize your dream?

    How do you realize your dream?

    What are your dreams and wishes?  How do you turn those into some goals.  Goals and dreams are different.  Goals have a deadline and an action plan.  Turn your dreams into reality by following the process below Decide what you want. Make commitment to that goal and write it down. (You must write it down) […]

  • 40 hours is the starting line

    40 hours is the starting line

    This morning I was listening to the recorded version of the Dave Ramsey show like I do every morning.  In all his wisdom (which is why I listen) he said to someone who called in that they had competing goals.  I believe the caller was asking if her husband should go back to school or […]

  • Lift someone up today

    Lift someone up today

    I have heard this before and so have you. Zig Ziglar said:  Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.  Be careful placing judgment upon others, for you know not what battles they are fighting. I was reminded of these two simple statements last night.  A person in our class came […]

  • What season are you in

    What season are you in

    You know the longer I am in business and in life, I find that this is more true. The second mile, the third mile, and fourth miles are really not that crowded.  The crowd thins out the longer you run. During the week at the office.  The one hour or the two hours before everyone […]