Category Archives: Preparation

Mastery of the Fundamentals

“Excellence is achieved by mastery of the fundamentals.” ~ Vince Lombardi I start getting a bit “antsy” this time of year. I’ve struggled through basketball season, painful as it was seeing the Spurs miss a golden opportunity, and I refuse … Continue reading

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Preparing for Business Droughts

“The thing about crape myrtles is, when everything else is struggling to survive, they are in their full glory.”  ~ Monty Rainey   After a week of travel, I arrived home Friday evening to find the 25’ Catawba Crape Myrtle … Continue reading

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Breaking the Law of Averages

“If you’re doing what everybody else is doing and thinking like everybody else is thinking, you’re probably doing something wrong.”  ~ Andy Andrews   A couple of weeks ago while traveling; I received a tweet from one of the long-time … Continue reading

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You’ve Graduated, Now Your Education Begins!

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~ Peter Drucker It is the time of year when our future leaders are graduating from college or high school and are preparing to enter the working world and … Continue reading

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How Do You Get to Carnagie Hall? Practice.

“My father taught me the only way you can make good at anything was to practice, and then practice some more.” ~ Pete Rose Last week I wrote about the idea of approaching giving outstanding customer service as though you … Continue reading

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Why Ban Guns? Just Buy Up All the Ammo.

Since the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama last November, I’ve been on a quest to better stock my personal armory. No, I’m not what you’d call a “prepper”, nor am I a conspiracy theorist, I’m just a concerned citizen who … Continue reading

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Book Review: YOUR FIRST 100 DAYS IN A NEW EXECUTIVE JOB

The opening excerpt of Chapter 8 of the book, YOUR FIRST 100 DAYS IN A NEW EXECUTIVE JOB by Robert Hargrove, really sums up what this book is all about; Every year thousands of managers make transitions into new jobs. … Continue reading

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Defining moments in life and business

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities, strong men make them” ~ Orison Swett Marden I certainly wouldn’t consider myself a big basketball fan. In fact, about the only time I watch … Continue reading

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Are You a Business Prepper?

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell Those who know me know I’m not a big TV watcher, but recently I have discovered a new favorite show. It’s called Preppers on the National Geographic Channel … Continue reading

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SMART Goals

 “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and the burning desire to possess it.” ~ Napoleon Hill As the year draws to an end and … Continue reading

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