You know Bill, that guy is always smiling. He loves his job. He loves his boss. He loves his territory. He loves his wife. What a great life. He is always has time for his children. He is always at work on time. He helps out everywhere. He takes on situations, challenges the situation which then becomes an opportunity. He performs at a higher level. He is a go getter. He looks out for everyone.
He is a KEEPER!!
Have you ever heard someone say he or she is a keeper?… Read More
Added by Dave Park on November 30, 2008 at 2:35pm —
The Maverick Builder Rule of Ideas
In 2001 I went from having millions to owing millions (17 of them to be exact). People would ask me how did I sleep? I told them I slept like a baby. They would say "you slept like a baby with that kind of debt?" I told them I went home, had a glass of milk, went to bed and cried all night.
The Maverick Builder Rule of Ideas is Success examines ALL Ideas!
When I got up I realized that I needed another idea. A… Read More
Added by Dave Park on November 30, 2008 at 2:32pm —
Sometimes people believe to be on the edge actually come back off the cliff and relate to our time and today's business. Hugh MacLeod is one of those people. Some consider him a deviant, some positive and some negative.
Back in 2004 Hugh hit marketing on the head! A real truth will remain after they clear out all the dead presidents. He wrote:
"THE MARKET FOR SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN IS INFINITE."
We are here to find meaning. We are here to help other people… Read More
Added by Dave Park on November 30, 2008 at 2:17pm —
If you have employees, or even interns, what steps do you take to keep them motivated to produce?
Not everyone responds to money.
Some people just like to 'win'.
And most people love being publicly recognized--but private recognition works, too.
A bland, company-wide incentive program doesn't pack the same punch as an individual one. The one-size-should-fit-all approach just tells employees that you're only interested… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on November 30, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Visa has long been an official sponsor of the Olympic Games. But did you know that Visa is the only card accepted there as a result? What do you think the reaction was for the tens of thousands of folks who tried to use a Mastercard or American Express at scores of Olympic venues only to be told, "Sorry, Visa only?"
Not every exclusive sponsorship is the best idea. Before signing on anyone who wants to foot your bill, look past the dollar signs and… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on November 29, 2008 at 8:00pm —
This time of year we all reflect on what we are thankful for. Even though many are facing challenging times, the luckiest of us have the capacity to be thankful. Few however, know how incredibly powerful gratitude can be. Gratitude is nature's greatest equalizer. No matter who you are, how much you have, where you came from, you can conquer sadness, depression and stress (among other things) by choosing to be thankful. Greater than any antidepressant, gratitude is the ultimate cure because… Read More
Added by Heather O'Sullivan (HeatherO) on November 29, 2008 at 5:52pm —
Social media sites such as myspace
and face book
are some of the most visited websites by teenagers and young adults. These sites allow users to connect with people across the world with similar interests. The internet age has made the world smaller. Connecting with multiple groups of people has never been easier and never more dangerous. Hiding behind a computer and a made-up profile could be a sexual predator… Read More
Added by Jim McNeely on November 29, 2008 at 5:09pm —
So, you're coming to that point in your business where clients are going to ask you to extend credit. What are your plans?
The first plan should be--what kind of credit will you even extend?
Creating credit terms isn't as hard as it may seem. It simply involves laying out exactly what you need from your client to ensure that you aren't left holding the bag.
Start by drafting an application. This application should ideally include… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on November 29, 2008 at 4:00am —
Windows Mobile only: Free application Oops I'm Late! uses information from your Windows Mobile phone's GPS in conjunction with your calendar to determine whether you're going to make an appointment on time. If you're not, the application can send an SMS, Twitter, or Facebook message to the attendees of your meeting letting them know that you're running late but on your way—including your ETA, so people don't have to wait around twiddling their thumbs until you… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on November 28, 2008 at 4:20pm —
Each Thanksgiving I say a little prayer for all of us. It goes something like this:
Lord, please help me...
...smile when I want to snarl.
...hug when I want to hit.
...keep going when I want to stop.
...not to look fat in that dress.
...crack jokes when I could be cruel.
...see problems from different angles.
Lord, please help those...
...who are cold to find warmth.
...who feel anger to find calm.
...who are lonely to… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on November 28, 2008 at 9:28am —
I just left the Time Warner kiosk at the mall, where we ventured over to try to get some answers to our as always screwed up bill and possibly make a payment. We were so glad that the new girl there was as good as our last guy (who bent over backwards every time TWC screwed things up). The gal there was new to Cary and she hates it here. The reason? The people here are quite snobby, she said. She asked if it was only Northerners that would also throw a box at her like the guy earlier who was… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on November 26, 2008 at 9:00pm —
We don’t have control of everything in our lives, so that which we can control should coveted!
Events occur throughout each day that are out of your realm of control. Although you can not control how or when something may happen, you can control how you will react to it. The events themselves are neither positive nor negative. It’s our reaction to them where we assign these perceptions. Take the following events for example . . .
You’re stuck in traffic . . .
You… Read More
Added by Teresa Molter on November 26, 2008 at 7:30pm —
Only 3 Ways Down the Highway
There are an endless number of unmade connections that exist today in the business world. You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence, and success. The problem is you just can't see them
We are going to explore over the coming months hidden assets, untapped opportunities, and overlooked possibilities that are not producing maximum results for you.
Your… Read More
Added by Dave Park on November 26, 2008 at 10:51am —
My thoughts: Get a block team leader to inform people on your block about the new pick up and put a gallon jug in a convenient location for everyone to pour their oils and grease in order to get a sufficient quantity for one town pick up.
NEWS RELEASE - Town of Cary Begins Collecting Waste Cooking Oils in Time
for Holiday Cooking
TOWN OF CARY BEGINS COLLECTING WASTE COOKING OILS IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY
COOKING: Cooking oils and grease… Read More
Added by Debby Bruck Homeopath on November 26, 2008 at 10:37am —
I watched a commercial for Airborne last night. That's the 'cold prevention' tablet that recently got into a lot of hot water for making claims that at the very least were not remotely close to true about their ability to prevent colds.
Anywho, Victoria Knight-McDowell, the founder of Airborne took the time in this commercial to give what I thought was a bland and downright insulting attempt at damage control.
"Three years ago, I sold Airborne to a private… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on November 26, 2008 at 7:30am —
Do you like who you’ve become since you have started that new school? Since you’ve gotten that new job? Since you’ve become part of that group?
Remember your parents telling you not to hang around with that crowd or that you couldn’t go to that friend’s house? Why?
According to Jim Rohen, self-made millionaire and successful author, take the average of five people you associate with and that represents, in a nutshell, who you are!
I like people. I think people,… Read More
Added by Teresa Molter on November 26, 2008 at 7:00am —
What do you do at an interview to make sure you stand out among the others? Wear the right clothes? check Research the company? check Review your resume for errors? check Take out all your body piercings? check
As soon as you walk through that door, you are being judged and your body language tells a story! What is something that is unique to you?
. . . Your first impression ~ a good handshake!
A first impression is made in less than 30 seconds. Like it or not,… Read More
Added by Teresa Molter on November 25, 2008 at 7:32pm —
The holidays are a great time to catch up with family. But how well do you keep in touch during the rest of the year?
Last year I did an exhaustive search of all of the "family websites" out there and discovered that there are quite a few! Some were more comprehensive, some were more photo sharing sites, etc. I wanted was that was easy enough for everyone to figure out, inexpensive (or free), with the following features:
journal or blog or "wall" to… Read More
Added by Heather O'Sullivan (HeatherO) on November 25, 2008 at 4:05pm —
Networking is not an event that we attend but an attitude that we foster. Networking is about planting seeds that will grow a relationship. As business people we can not wait for the opportunity to come to us. We must take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves to us. As we go about our daily tasks, we encounter a number of people who do not know what we do. They may be the person we meet at the dry cleaners or the person who serves us coffee at the local Starbucks. It may be… Read More
Added by Jim McNeely on November 25, 2008 at 1:21pm —
I was recently at an event with some open networking included. I encountered--unwillingly, no less!--two giant no-nos and I'm passing them on to you here. I'll keep it short and to the point, unlike these folks!
1. Watch the aggressiveness.
It's not about shoving your card into everyone's hands. Not everyone cares about what you do. And most people screen--they need and want to find people that complement their own business first. You would think this would be 101 by now, but… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on November 25, 2008 at 1:00pm —