The past couple of days I have read numerous personal posts about the tragic death of Trey Pennington. The outpouring of sorrow over this event is a tribute to the deep human spirit that we have. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I do not know this gentleman personally but reading the stories about him gave me much food for thought. [Read more…] about Listen to Your Heart
Conducting business today is certainly no oasis. The job market is terrible and business opportunities are challenging. There is no doubt that there are amazing hurdles that need to be conquered each day. I have that visual in my head lately. We have all seen the runners perhaps in the Olympic games who are streaking to the finish line but have numerous hurdles to overcome in order to reach it. [Read more…] about Conquer Your Hurdles- Rule the Day!
I literally stared at the three words in this title before I could even start writing. What really matters is unique to us individually. I have had my own little epiphanies lately about the topic. The constant life versus work battle leaves one with much to think about. I watched an old Nicholas Cage movie called The Family Man with my wife yesterday. It’s a great movie, one that I had not seen in some time. The lesson in the movie speaks for itself and it is summed up in the title of this post. [Read more…] about What Really Matters
Teachers are absolutely amazing people whom we know barely get enough credit for the work they do. My daughter graduated from grade school and I had the privilege to attend the ceremonies. In the end, there was a standing ovation by the parents and students on behalf of all the teachers. There was barely a dry eye on the part of all the teachers on stage but the tears did not end there. [Read more…] about Thank You Ms. Riggins
If there is one certainty in business nothing ever goes perfectly. We may have really awesome productive days and then there are days we wish we could have a do-over. What we do every day with our customers dictates how they will react when things do go wrong. This is how developing sustainable social capital comes into play. [Read more…] about Developing Sustainable Social Capital
After all the heartfelt comments in my last post on Social Media Street Gangs, it paved the way for a whole bunch of new thoughts in my little brain. The comments themselves spoke of the challenges people are having and the overall effect it has had. Some folks have penned some posts regarding social media marketing and the bubble bursting. I am tackling this from an angle where initially there was great hype in certain circles about the ability to connect but now that bubble has burst for some. [Read more…] about Social Media Bubble- Burst or New Bubble?