Blog

Ipad Ban

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Blog, Personal Development | 0 comments

Did you hear? There should be a ban on iPads?? OK – I’m a little late for April fools day, but have some fun with me, OK? I want to talk about something I have been proactive about for more than10 years now. It was late 2002 when I finally made the commitment to continuous learning. Continuous learning means you actively seek out knowledge, information and ideas. Back then – it was in the form of books, a few cassettes and CD’s. I’m a weird combo of “old-school” and tech. I didn’t get an mp3 player until 2008....

read more

People who Gobble-Gobble

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Blog, Personal Development | 0 comments

It’s Thanksgiving 2012, so why not have some fun? Did you know it’s not just turkeys who walk around saying… “Gobble – Gobble!” People do too. And – it’s those “Gobble-Gobble People” you need to avoid. How to spot a Gobble-Gobble? Just ask yourself these questions… Do they Gobble on and on about “great things on the horizon” but nothing seems to happen? We all do this to a point – it’s just Gobble-Gobble people do it sooooo much more. It’s all good to let people know the awesome...

read more

3 Kinds of People

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in Blog, Personal Development | 0 comments

When I speak I often repeat something I learned from a guy named Bob Alexander… “There are three kinds of people in this world… Those who make things happen Those who watch what happens And those who sit around and wonder… what happened?”   A classic never dies! But is there another set of three? How about.. Those who are always learning but never taking action to implement. Those who are not proactive about learning but learn by default because they are always taking action. and… Those who constantly learn...

read more

The Goal of Not Falling

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Personal Development | 0 comments

While at a skating party with my daughter Julia it was clear her and I had in common for the ninety minutes we were out rolling around. Both of us had the goal of “Not to Fall.” I’ve only skated a handful of times since my days as a street hockey player. I’ve got a pair of roller-blades that don’t have much millage on them. My skating is not too bad, but I am certainly not as good as I used to be. The thought crossed my mind that if I wanted to skate like I used to I’d need to put some time in and be ready to fall...

read more

Your Procrastination is Not My Emergency

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Blog, Personal Development | 0 comments

I am telling you… Your Procrastination is Not My Emergency. Not really. This article is meant to accomplish a few things… 1- No matter what business you’re in – it is not unreasonable for you to demand your clients, your customers, your boss, etc do a little advanced planning. Naturally, many businesses and careers are built on “emergency services” so some of this won’t apply – but some will. 2- To help remind you of the power of being proactive! Start with you… Work backwards. Is there a “due...

read more

The Abominable No-man

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog, Personal Development | 0 comments

I just started reading the book… “Secrets in Plain Sight: Business & Investing Secrets of Warren Buffett, 2012 Edition” by Jeff Matthews. Lovin’ it so far! (only 23% through according to my Kindle Fire) Most people don’t know this but a guy named Charlie Munger is Buffet’s long-time business partner. Even though Buffet is non-emotional about all decisions Munger was more of a skeptic about possible deals. Buffet referred to him as “The Abominable No-man.” We all need an Abominable No-man (or Woman) in our...

read more

No Such Thing as Natural Talent

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Blog, Personal Development | 0 comments

I get amused at some people who really believe success in life comes down to natural talent. All about “God Given Gifts.” “He was born with it.” “She’s a natural!” Yes – I know you are wired with certain qualities that ended up in your genetic make up. Of course you look like and sometimes act like your parents. Don’t get me wrong. I think there’s a certain amount you and I can be thankful for when it comes to “Gifts.” But to think the most talented people in the world and the least talented people in the...

read more

There is No Natural Talent

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Blog, Personal Development | 0 comments

It Ain’t Natural Talent! I really get amused at some people who really believe success in life is all about natural talent. All about “God Given Gifts.” “He was born with it.” “She was born a singer.” Yes – I know we are all wired with certain qualities that ended up in your genetic make up. Of course we look like and sometimes act like our parents. Don’t get me wrong. I think there’s a certain amount you and I can be thankful for when it comes to “Gifts.” But to think the most talented people in the world...

read more

How to Get In Shape

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, Personal Development | 0 comments

Anyone who has recently seen me in person will be surprised by this article. But since I know so many people who struggle with this fitness thing (36% of Americans are considered obese) I figured if I write this down it might help someone. Plus, there’s a greater percentage that are not considered “obese” but they’re not happy with their physical condition. Back in 2008 and for most of 2009 my waste line was expanding and my pecs were turning into small man-boobs. For men, in particular we first add fat to our obliques (love...

read more

The Success Conspiracy

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in Blog, Personal Development | 0 comments

Are you destined to stay right where you are? With no real chance (maybe a slim chance) of succeeding? According to a study by Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit research organization, that might very well be the case. Let me sum it up for you… The fact is people at the top (and their kids) tend to stay at the top. People at the bottom tend to stay at the bottom. People in the middle, also tend to stay in the middle but this group naturally had the highest number of upward or downward movement. As a side note – this proves my book...

read more