There are only two times when people tend to stop working on the very things designed to generate momentum for their business:
When money is scarce, and when business is good.
Folks, this is dangerous.
Think of it this way. You're riding a bike. You pump, and pump, and pump. The bike is carrying you with no effort at this point. So you relax. Soon, however, the bike slows down and now, instead of coasting up the small hill that suddenly appears, you have to… Read More
Today I had the wonderful (though a bit nervous!) pleasure of chatting with Pat Howlett and Deidre of Dancing Elephants.
It was a great show. Great discussion, and of course, great synergy. I only wish that we had been together in person.
Something that I want to add to that discussion is this: as trustees, we are here to help. Please feel free to reach out to us if you don't feel you can reach out to anyone else. I don't mean to sound like a Charter Hospital commercial,… Read More
This is one of my favorite and inspirational stories.
The Stone Cutter
There was once a stone cutter who was dissatisfied with himself and with his position in life.
One day he passed a wealthy merchant's house. Through the open gateway, he saw many fine possessions and important visitors. "How powerful that merchant must be!" thought the stone cutter. He became very envious and wished that he could be like the merchant.
Although the unofficial end of this summer was back on September 1st with Labor Day and "the dog days of summer" ran from July 3rd through August 11th, today was the official last day of summer... Did you enjoy today's weather? What a great way to say goodbye to summer?!? As we transition from the hot of summer to the cold of winter, I plan to attend LOTS of soccer and football games, to enjoy the changing colors of trees (and of clothing) all around, to eat many in-season apples… Read More
Added by Emily Parks on September 21, 2008 at 9:30pm —
A couple days ago, on my way to the airport to come home from LA, I trained--not too willingly, I might add--with the legendary Bob Yerkes.
For those who don't know, Bob Yerkes is pretty much the king of stuntmen (or, people) in Hollywood. Everyone who's done a stunt has likely stepped foot on his property for training. He's the guy you see in every movie falling off buildings, being set on fire, and rolling cars over for the last 50 years. Well, he happens… Read More
In the past, business owners got the word out about their products or services any way they could – brochures, newspaper and magazine ads, billboards, radio and television commercials – really whatever the budget could afford.
But that was during a time when the marketer controlled the message.
Oh how things have changed…
Now, rather than broadcast ones marketing message – business owners need to join,… Read More
Through a Rapist's Eyes (No Joke)
This is important information for females of ALL ages.
A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what
they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:
1) The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They
are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun, braid or other
hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after… Read More
This morning, Gustav is on the minds of many people in the Gulf Coast; I am not the exception- my husband and I moved from Tuscaloosa, AL in 2005, coincidentally just after Katrina. Katrina was still a Category One when it traveled through the middle of Alabama.
In 2005, instead of celebrating my birthday in Birmingham as we had planned, Barton and I hunkered down in the bathroom (the only room without windows) after spending the afternoon going over preparations. Since Barton has a… Read More
Added by Megan Cutter on September 1, 2008 at 7:53am —