Tag: development

  • Did you go cheap this year? This is the most important investment you can make.

    Did you go cheap this year? This is the most important investment you can make.

    It is the end of the year and one of the things I am working on is my expense report that I keep personally that I will send to the CPA in a few weeks. This report includes all of the items that fit outside my business accounting that is managed by our professional property […]

  • The first law of motion

    The first law of motion

    If you watch TV at all you have inevitably watched the commercial for Celebrex which is an arthritis drug. The commercial states that “a body in motion stays in motion and a body at rest stays at rest”. This commercial is based on the first law of motion that Issac Newton published in 1687.  Which […]

  • You have to make the decision now

    You have to make the decision now

    You are what you are until you decide to become different than you are.  It is a hard thing to change but it can be done.  It just requires you to make a commitment and then do the work necessary to change your circumstances and your life. I was recently speaking with a friend of […]

  • Repetition and Frequency and why you need both for success

    Repetition and Frequency and why you need both for success

    A good question to ask yourself is “How often should I get a check up on my health?” At my age, health, and background, my doctor believes once a year is sufficient.  As I age, it will become more frequent than that. Someone very close to me goes to the doctor more often.  It seems […]

  • Show up

    Show up

    Success in life really comes down to these two words:  Show up.   There is nothing magical or hard about it.  When you show up good things will eventually happen. When you show up you are keeping the commitment that you made to yourself.  This one thing alone is just as important as the showing […]

  • 21 reasons your Admissions Representatives aren’t motivated

    21 reasons your Admissions Representatives aren’t motivated

    I have been in the higher education sector for the last fifteen years of my career.  Primarily working with admissions managers and admissions representatives. I have worked in the for-profit sector, the non-profit private sector, and even the public sector. As a manager myself for many years, and as a consultant for just as many, […]

  • Bring the pain and the results will follow.

    Bring the pain and the results will follow.

    At the first signs of pain, most people usually quit.  It could be the pain associated with exercising.  The pain of having to cook dinner instead of going out to eat to save money. Or, it could be the pain of finally tackling that project that you have been putting off. Our ability to endure […]

  • My first business purchase and why you shouldn’t listen to most people

    My first business purchase and why you shouldn’t listen to most people

    “Was that a roach?” My buddy said to me as we were walking through the property.  This had to be one of the nastiest homes I have personally ever walked in and he said the same. As I walked through the apartment of this three bedroom and one and a half bath bottom unit of […]

  • One of my greatest embarrassments, and why I should do it more often.

    One of my greatest embarrassments, and why I should do it more often.

    There I was standing on the stage in front of one hundred and forty-three people.  These people were all high performing sales people, vice presidents in our company, sales managers, sales assistants, etc.  I was kicking off a two-day sales training event. As the Corporate Sales Manager, all of these people had dotted line responsibilities […]

  • Thankfully, I was saved from myself, and here is how to do it

    Thankfully, I was saved from myself, and here is how to do it

    Unfortunately, we don’t get the luxury of benefiting or learning from something until we have actually fully committed to doing whatever it is we are pursuing. How often do you really get to try something out to see if it works?  See if it is what you thought it would be?  Or if it is […]