Turn words into work

When he was in second grade, Harry Truman came down with a rare bacterial infection that paralyzed his arms and legs. The boy who could hardly stand to be indoors was suddenly and helplessly bedridden. “That’s when he started reading,” Truman’s sister recalled. “He couldn’t do anything else.” He read so much that when, miraculouslyContinue reading “Turn words into work”

This is the month to step back and reset

We are midway through 2021. It’s probably a good time to take a look at the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. Is this still what you want? Do you wish to change your direction? Do all these goals still matter? Have your daily actions brought you closer to yourContinue reading “This is the month to step back and reset”

How do you choose a teacher or coach?

Most of us who train never believed it possible to do the things we now do. But we trusted the teacher who told us we could do it if we would just try. And the teacher was right. jennifer lawler In July of 2011 Seth Godin wrote a piece called the arrogance of willful ignorance.Continue reading “How do you choose a teacher or coach?”

In this “Covid Season” – How Do You Get Potential Clients to Come to You?

This pandemic experience has been VERY depressing for many service business owners and entrepreneurs. Many businesses have had to shut down completely and some have reopened only to have their doors closed once again. Uncertainty is rampant. Most people who run their own businesses love to have control yet as we have all experienced, theseContinue reading “In this “Covid Season” – How Do You Get Potential Clients to Come to You?”

What’s your Hidden Opportunity?

When we are no longer able to change the situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Victor Frankl What is it really going to take for you to succeed in this new economy? Whatever rules you’ve been taught in the past don’t apply anymore. EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED! It’s adapt or die in this newContinue reading “What’s your Hidden Opportunity?”

Today is D-Day!

Donald Trump will not be impeached. We are relying on facts, logic, principles, right and wrong. Unfortunately this is not at the seat of decision-making…after all…if that were the case…he would NOT be in office. My thoughts this morning as I listen to MSNBC journalists interview senators to gauge how the vote will go. IfContinue reading “Today is D-Day!”

How are you telling YOUR story?

Brene Brown says that if we OWN the story we can write the ending. Jardin has just started a new chapter. Yesterday Jardin reopened after three months of dismantling, breaking down, re-visioning and rebuilding. I walked through the door and was in awe. There was no grand opening, just business as usual…friends huddled together overContinue reading “How are you telling YOUR story?”

Why Sales Won’t Increase With Sales Training Alone

In terms of popular training workshops, we always find customer service and sales holding the top two spots. And for good reason because at the end of the day, businesses ultimately only fail or succeed for one reason… customers. According to Michael Simmons, a serial entrepreneur who has built one of the biggest online learningContinue reading “Why Sales Won’t Increase With Sales Training Alone”

Doing Whatever it Takes is Always What it Takes…

We’ve become lazy. Lazy thinkers for starters. The advent of the search engine has left us with a sense that whatever we need to know we can simply “Google it.” We feel assured that we will find the answers we need immediately. We have become accustomed to finding the answers we need to live theContinue reading “Doing Whatever it Takes is Always What it Takes…”

When should you go from a hobby to a business?

You’ve been making those cakes now for family and friends and getting rave reviews. You are the go-to person for planning events in your circle. The feedback is always exceptional whenever you offer to help decorate. Your co-workers always nominate you to cook the food for any out of office event. If you’ve become veryContinue reading “When should you go from a hobby to a business?”