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This week a family member asked for some help with a bio that he needed
for a program he was applying for. When I asked him why they should let you in the program his comment was,
“Because I work my ass off.” I told him
EVERYONE who was applying worked their ass off.
Next: “Because I won awards.” I to...
Despite my warnings, last year one of my
clients had to get to $2 million in revenues…no matter what. He made it: $2,046,000. The cost? Strained cash flow and
incredible stress. He had to empty his savings
account to stay afloat in the first quarter.
Not a fun place to be. However,
that is why you have a ...
It was slow, from a revenue perspective for one business owner. How slow? The cost of payroll and payroll taxes exceeded revenues! That didn’t take into account the direct cost of producing those revenues or any other overhead costs.How could that be? What was going on? And, it had to change quickly so the company ...
An employee for one
of my clients was one of the best employees in his department and wanted to
advance. He wanted to become a
manager. So, the owner promoted him to
manager. What happened? He failed and is no
longer with that company. Why did he
fail? First, he couldn’t make the transition from “friend wit...
I just came back from a seminar on PR and
marketing to the media. One of the
biggest things to come out of that session was that silence does not mean
No. The same is true in all businesses.
We send an email, leave a voice mail, or contact a potential customer by mail
and get silence. No response. Just silence...
Many of you
know that I am a runner. Most of you
don’t know that I pick up things along my run: money and lottery tickets. Over
the years I have picked up hundreds of dollars and invested them.I was
running in Dallas. I picked up many lottery tickets that people
had thrown on the ground. While I am
running I ne...