May 2008

Trying to Break Out of Aim

In my book, ONO, I write about how I use a process called my Ready, Aim, Fire Theory to help make sound business decisions. I’m finding it so interesting right now to feel myself in a scenario that I caution against in the book, and that scenario is getting stuck in one of the steps of the process. continue reading...

The Cash Flow Crunch

At the present time in America one current situation that I find around every corner is a struggle with cash flow; its presence is being felt across all economic lines affecting the rich and the poor alike. continue reading...

Bundle of Joy

I pay attention to my kids and the lessons that I can learn from them. The newest addition to our family is Tucker; he’s six months old, and he is the true definition of “a bundle of joy”. He’s got to be the best smile-at-a-moment’s-notice baby I’ve ever been around. At this point, that’s his number one attribute; of course, there’s also his amazing ability to make eye contact. continue reading...

Funeral Lessons

I sat next to a man on a plane recently and, though neither of us was the type to yak their neighbor’s ear off, we both did so. We started off with the basic plane small talk, but we quickly discovered that we were both interested in what each another had to say and we kept it up until the plane landed. continue reading...

Energy Begets Energy

Do you know that person that you’re around every now and then that is so passionate about whatever they have on the burner that you find yourself being drawn into their world and you get excited, too? Well, creating this excitement in others is the most basic gift of sales and we all can do it. continue reading...

Unusual Suspect...

I recently struck up a conversation with, of all people, a guy selling rubber mops at a home show. You just never know where you’ll find your next gem and this guy had one that really made me think. continue reading...

Life Explained

I came across this on a blog (money mind) recently and felt you would like it.

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

“Not very long,” answered the Mexican.

“But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the American.

The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family. continue reading...

Green Grass

I have a couple Canadian buddies that I do business with and I talked to them both today. It was funny, they both made very similar comments on the same day without even knowing one another. They both said it was inspirational to speak with me, and that our conversations always got their juices flowing. One said it directly and the other I know well enough to read between the lines. When I hear messages like that, I always take time to reflect on the reasoning behind them. continue reading...

Ethical Filters

I just got done with a conference called “The Thousand Year Brand.” It was put on by a consulting firm called Tricycle. It was very interesting and was worth every penny that I paid to attend. During the conference, one of the speakers, Justin Foster, spoke about how the people within your circle and their actions can often reflect on you, either positively or negatively, just because of your association with them. continue reading...

Family First Entrepreneur

I went to lunch today with one of my good friends, Aaron Offshore. I call him that because he always has his money in places like Panama, Nicaragua, or some other foreign countries. He is a very creative Family First Entrepreneur and because of that similarity between us, our relationship has grown. We have gotten so we are able to talk about and relate to the tough stuff. continue reading...