Pontifications

At the end of the day, you just gotta get paid!

Good business ideas are a dime a dozen, and boy do I have a lot of loose change lying around. From blogs to books to miracle creams, this one will certainly allow me to achieve my dreams, I think… During my morning walk, I usually “discover” some new twist that will propel my business to the next…

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Making $ or making a difference?

As most Americans trade “hours for dollars” at some type of “J.O.B.” (just over broke), those evil and greedy rich “fat cats” continue to be demonized.  From the “lame” stream media to those self-serving career politicians, passing the “buck” and blaming the achievers appears to be the strategy of the day… So I assume that those bashing…

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Passion for Preparation

My brother often comments with a certain sarcasm as to how long it takes me to prepare for a round of golf.  Heck, sometimes I even begin planning the night before.  Cleaning my clubs, stocking the bag, and shining my shoes of course. In fact, most of the time I enjoyed the pre-golf more than…

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Lottery mentality

During a quick stop to grab some coffee at a local convenience store, the 3 customers ahead of me seemed to be slowing down the line like the D.M.V.  I couldn’t really hear the women in flip-flops, wrinkled shirt and shorts barking out requests to the cashier.  But as soon as she started ripping off lottery…

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Pursuit of that which retreats

It was probably my first summer during high school when it hit me; I don’t do well with “jobs”.  Believe me its not the work I deplore, even if I did make donuts or cleaned motel rooms as my introduction to the labor force.  No, it was the mind numbing monotony and meaningless repetitive motion that…

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To be understood…

I’ve spent half my life pursuing the craft of communication.  Professional sales and marketing is really nothing more than that, telling your story.  From face to face appointments to the written word, “It’s the story that drives Wall Street”, and whatever other tale you’re trying to create… I was reminded by one of the first trainers in my career,…

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Herding Cats…

I can’t think of many business propositions or even personal endeavors that can be successfully accomplished alone.  At some point in any project, you have to have a team.  The era of multi-tasking has produced a generation of generalists and very few “experts”.  That is unless you studied a specific profession like accounting, law, or the practice of medicine,…

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Hacked in the act…

During the course of my career I’ve probably been “fouled” as much as anybody. You know, those outside influences beyond your control, preventing you from “scoring” a sale, marketing deal, or business plan. Not to say that I haven’t put up some bad shots of my own and made really poor decisions during a game.…

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