Ellen Rohr and Howard Partridge Greetings! Howard Partridge and I go waaaaay back. He was in the audience in one of my first ever seminars. I was pretty nervous, and it was the first time I ever offered books in the back of the room. After my program, he hustled over to buy [...]
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How about if you just...don't. You don't go to the party. You don't send the greetings cards. You don't carry on a tradition. What if, when it feels like a chore, you just...don't. What if, instead, you smiled a little more? What if you gave a few compliments? What if you found lots of [...]
The Decided Redhead! Jean Ziglar Somewhere in the 1990s I attended a Peter Lowe Success Seminar. It was a long lineup of world class speakers, including Colin Powell, Larry King and Barbara Bush. One of the speakers was Zig Ziglar. What a thrill to listen to his amazing voice, the way he "ennnuuunnnicated" [...]
In this country, in these times, we have access to everything we need to be healthy, wealthy and wise. So…what’s getting in the way? Maybe you are. The stumbling blocks on the road to success are of your own creation. I’ve listed the most common ones below. Recognize any of them? Wishing and wanting. Do [...]
Below are helpful tips for home repair…working with, or without, a professional. Also, I included tips for finding a great contractor, when you are ready to call in a pro. As a plumbing industry expert, I write a monthly column for Plumbing Heating Contractor News – These tips appeared in one of my columns, aimed at contractors, encouraging them to [...]
In this country, in these times, we have access to everything we need to be healthy, wealthy and wise. So...what’s getting in the way? Maybe you are. The stumbling blocks on the road to success are of your own creation. I’ve listed the most common ones below. Recognize any of them? Wishing and wanting. Do [...]
You know, you have to TRAIN your employees. Right? Training is a funny word. It gets used a lot, especially by frustrated business owners. But few people know what it means. Does it mean “motivating”? Does it mean “confidence building”? Does it mean hitting employees with a newspaper or dangling a carrot? One of Funk & [...]
When we were first married, Hot Rod and I lived in a little cabin outside Whitefish, Montana. It was 11 by 15 feet, perched on four fairly flat rocks which served as the foundation. It had a single pitch shed roof, with corrugated steel sheeting for the rain to dance on. We called it the [...]
Have you ever been caught off guard with a tough question? “Can you just send me a bill?” “How much for a water heater? I’ve been calling around. I’ve heard prices from $250 - $400?” “My regular plumber finally called me back. He said you ripped me off! What are you going to do about [...]
Once a month, I invite a smart business expert to be my guest star on the Bare Bones Biz Teleseminar call. We ask folks to join us on the call to share and learn and have some fun with business building. In April, my guest was Simon Sinek. You could call Simon a marketing expert. [...]