Waaaaaay too often, I hear things like, "Kids today don't have any kind of work ethic." Or, "You can't find good people to hire." People are people, and old folks have been complaining about kids since Adam and Eve and Cain and Able. I believe that people are inherently good. To grow [...]
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The media is under attack. Is it deserved? Our freedom is dependent on a free press. It’s the Fourth Estate. From Merriam – Webster: The term fourth estate has been around for centuries. In Europe, going back to medieval times, the people who participated in the political life of a country were generally divided into [...]
Time to do my absolutely-painless-fast-n-easy-why-not-make-your-dreams-come-true program. You can make this coming year your best ever. Follow these steps… What is your POINT? What is your purpose? Each of us is given unique talents, genetics and desires. It is our responsibility to discover how to use those gifts to be of service to others. What [...]
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 [...]
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 & [...]