Invest In Going Out on That Proverbial Limb
In the past, being an entrepreneur was often associated with certain negative implications. Most people thought business owners were crazy. After all, what normal person would invest everything they had to start a business that may not make it?
That is not the case anymore. Business ownership is now to be appreciated. However, too many of the ‘new breed’, want to play it too safe… Continue reading
Next In Line Is Not Always the Best Choice
All of us really add or detract to our professional and personal lives based on our own thoughts. Thoughts form the rheostat where its programming influences what and how we achieve. Our actions are the result of input from our conscious and subconscious mind. If we feed our actions with doubt, worry, and discouragement that is the kind of day we will have. If we adjust our rheostat forward to thoughts filled with achievement, we can count on that kind of day. Our countenance, reactions and general output is a reflection of that approach.
Problem is; most people don’t think this applies to them. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t have life’s issues, whether large of small that have to be dealt with on a day to day basis. And yet, if you ask, chances are the response will be a guise.
Allow me to give your imagination an exercise. Continue reading
While on a plane, I read an article written by a futurist. In the article he claimed that in the near 10 to 15 years, employment opportunities would be about ‘credentials’. I believe he is totally wrong. Most of the time, the more initials I see behind someone’s name, the more suspect I become. In fact, a few years ago, I stopped using the initials behind my name for that very reason (except when it was legally pertinent). Of course futurists are never held accountable for their predictions, i.e. Y2K, end of the world, etc. I believe that the future will be about aptitude, passion and proven competence.
Home schooling has demonstrated that Continue reading
Management guru Peter Drucker observed that laws passed in response to a single instance of bad behavior are bad laws. These laws punish innocent folks in an attempt to prevent a problem caused by one wrongdoer. So, a child can’t even be carried on the mother’s lap in a taxi, but there are no seat belts on school buses. What? The train or the passengers aren’t safer because the conductor on Amtrak is banned from using his cell phone. Such a rule shouldn’t have even been necessary.
We can’t create laws for manners and you can’t enforce judgment. I see people behind the wheel every day, texting or women applying makeup. Aren’t there laws against that in most places? However, if you tried to enforce those laws, traffic would come to a standstill. We hope that people would use good judgment.
In businesses, you have to hire Continue reading