I have been accused of being “FAT” and happy in my business life and I must say that I take that as a compliment. My life and my trek to the world of self-employment has not been smooth or a straight line, but instead more of a slough of airplane flights and bumpy mountain passes. [...]
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I believe that God has given every single person in the world special gifts and talents. But are those talents a gift or a curse? I used to think my gift was a curse until I saw things more clearly later in life. Do you use your gift? Do you think it is a curse? [...]
Regret The things that haunts us the most in life as people is the things that we knew we should have done but for whatever reason, failed to do so. In my experience working with and coming in contact in thousands of people over the years, this has come in many forms. From not taking [...]
How Can You Achieve Your Dreams? Day in and day out, I hear dozens of “great business ideas”, things that “will revolutionize the world”, and the “next million-dollar idea”. And sadly, I would say that less than one percent of these ideas and dreams ever come to fruition. There are lots of reasons why these [...]
… and Winners Never Quit! I actually heard the words “I guess I have already given up and am mourning the fact that we are going to lose everything nice in our life and have accepted that fact, you know,” this week. It stopped me in my tracks because as they said this, I had [...]
As I have gotten older, I have realized that there are certain things that everyone needs to know in life and that many of those things will not come naturally or be taught to you by those that should have. One of those examples in life is that I have discovered that there are 4 [...]
A positive organizational culture is crucial to an organization’s success. Organizational culture is shaped by many factors, leadership chief among them. The values, vision and goals of your organization come from the top down. Management’s actions can encourage a quality culture that keeps employees happy, attracts new talent and builds an excellent job environment. Likewise, leaders may [...]
This weekend my family and I were blessed to take part in a wedding where my entire family was involved in one way or another in the ceremony. It was at this point where I realized how much life and business have in common. Not everything in your life will go your way. There will [...]
I know that money isn’t everything and in fact it isn’t the biggest driver of many people. But I will never forget when I first heard those words spoken to my old boss. The best consultant that I have ever worked with in the corporate world looked my then boss square in the eye and [...]