Working hard or hardly working?

 I’m the only one in my immediate family that has earned the so called “holy grail” of education; a college degree. From what I recall during my public school years, the mantra was to get good grades, get into a good University, graduate (with those good grades again), and land that big job! Guidance counselors…

To Create and to Care

As any loving parent will attest, nothing really comes close to the birth of a child. More memorable than that first date, the engagement, the wedding or the honeymoon. To create a new life from a partnership born in love, is perhaps the greatest achievement one can experience. Writers, artists, entrepreneurs and inventors alike, will often…

The way of the world

A very good friend and business associate sent me an email recently during a bad experience where I began to question something as important as anything in ones life….Purpose. I’m usually the one “pontificating” about passion, plans, or purpose, but this time he put me in my place. He has had some “sea trials” himself…

Accepting the Rejecting

Any successful human being knows all too well that rejection is a significant part of life.  Sales is simply a numbers game, with more people saying “NO”, than deciding to buy.  Marketing professionals understand that most of the message will never be embraced, if ever even noticed… I spent the first decade of my career…

Business Biorhythms

Maybe it was the 6am operating room demonstrations I was forced to attend in the early days of my medical device sales career. No amount of coffee could remedy the situation.  It was clear I hated mornings… Perhaps it’s genetic or that fact that I came from an unconventional upbringing, but I am not a…

Finding my Father…

Louis Charles Muller; my long lost Father from a distant past.  A past cast in black and white with blurred images, distorted memories, a forgotten family dissolved only to be “discovered” once again. In this age of the “empowered consumer” with information retrieval at our fingertips, I guess its really not that hard to “discover”…

Mom the marketing master

Nancy Hope Fish (May 9, 1937 – May 24, 2001).  What a great middle name by the way.  Her first husband was my Father.  After he left, she would remarry twice and have two more boys.  She didn’t have a college degree but I’d put her up against anyone with an M.B.A. … Born in…

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…