August 2008

Work Your Blessings

We have all been blessed with gifts in our personal and business lives. Generally, I find that we all know what these gifts are, and many of us use these gifts to help produce income. I know it’s not new news to hear that we should do what we do best and then hire or partner out the rest, but, as Family First Entrepreneurs this tactic helps us work more efficiently and also gives us more time with loved ones. continue reading...

Re: Entrepreneurial Children

One of my readers read my blog, “Entrepreneurial Children” and wrote me this response. Great story.

Your blog, “Entrepreneurial Children” made me think of a story about my neighbor and I had to share this story with you. continue reading...

Red Bull

I recently drank my first Red Bull. I was trying to wake up from a bad night’s sleep on a day where I needed to be on the ball. It got me thinking about how big this type of drink has become and what that says about our society. continue reading...

Definition of Wealth

Most people define wealth in terms of possessions; the more you “have,” the wealthier you are. It’s about the car, the house, the clothes, etc. As a Family First Entrepreneur I define wealth in terms of how much available time you have to spend with your loved ones, as well as how much time you have to give of yourself in the pursuit of your higher purpose. So give me a small house, a couple of used cars, a Ross Dress for Less wardrobe and two full time parents who get to enjoy the more delicious side of life. That is my definition of wealth. continue reading...

Peaceful Saving

When I am working hard and making good money there is a little part of me that feels that I validate my hard work by buying stuff. Good food, toys for the kids, trinkets I don’t need, toys for myself, and on and on. I noticed this desire again recently, and I realized that I have learned to channel that desire into saving and that saving has become my new validation. continue reading...

Recognize Specialness

One of the things that I have learned to do in my relationships is that I recognize “specialness” in people and I tell them when it happens. Many of us see things in people that we admire, but we rarely tell them, let alone tell them in a way that they really know how we feel. This type of positive affirmation can create an opportunity to deeply touch people and as the book Fish! calls it, “Make their day.” continue reading...

It’s About Income

In today’s economy, the solution to many Family First Entrepreneur’s financial woes is income. I say that because borrowing and selling are both difficult proposals. The ones who make it through this current dip in one piece, or better yet, growing are going to be the ones that find new or better ways to produce income for both staying power and cash investments. continue reading...

It Takes a Village

I was recently in an important meeting with a potential business partner discussing sales training when suddenly from behind me I heard, “Excuse me.” I looked over my shoulder and there stood a seven or eight year-old boy who had just ridden up on his bike. He then proceeded to ask us if we had seen the movie Alien Vs. Predator and I told him that I had. Next he pulled an Alien action figure out of his backpack and made a short “pitch” at selling me it for fifteen bucks. continue reading...

Salesmanship

The world of Entrepreneurism is full of salesmanship.  If you are an Entrepreneur and you say you can’t sell, you will always be handicapped in your success.  I am in the process of building a seminar that breaks down sales for those who feel they struggle and want to learn more. continue reading...

Trust People To Be Who They Are

A friend of mine gave me some sound advice one time and that was, “Trust people, but trust them to be who they are.” This piece of advice has served me many times in my personal and business life. I like to look at the good in people and I also like to pay attention to their gifts. continue reading...