Category Archives: Relationships

It’s Not What You Say, But How You Say It.

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plans.”  ~ Peter Drucker Words mean things and when it comes to business, learning how to put words together properly is of utmost importance. Successful sales people quickly … Continue reading

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Do Your Employees Buy-in to Your Core Values?

I was following a LinkedIn conversation earlier this week that posed the question, “How do you get employees to buy into core values?” Perhaps the bigger question might be, “How do you get companies to practice the core values they … Continue reading

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Book Review: TAKING FLIGHT

I have taken a few DISC analyses over the years and even attended a 2-day DISC Seminar a few years ago, so I felt like I had a pretty good understanding of the DISC system. That is, until I read TAKING … Continue reading

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Book Review: SPROUT!: Everything I Need to Know about SALES I Learned from My Garden

For many years I have used growing a garden as a metaphor for life and business. Gardening is a perfect example of planning, preparation, nurturing, maintaining and reaping rewards that can be directly applied to so many aspects of life … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Habit of Jumping to Conclusions

“The only exercise some people get is from jumping to conclusions, running people down and dodging responsibility.” ~ Author unknown  This week I’ve just been flooded with the reality of the first subject of this quote – how often people … Continue reading

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Anchor’s Away

“Use great care in choosing your friends and relationships. Life is too precious to spend it with the wrong people.” ~ Melvin Rainey   Last Friday was my dad’s birthday and in his memory, I wanted to talk about one … Continue reading

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On Being a Magnet

“When you express your passion and enthusiasm, you will become a magnet to others, who will be attracted to your high level of energy.” ~ Jack Canfield We all know someone who is a real downer to talk to. I’ll … Continue reading

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