Perspective and Perceptions

April 26, 2021

I was catching up with an old friend recently, and I could tell that he wasn’t as enthusiastic as he usually is. I mentioned that he sounded a bit down in the dumps, and he shrugged it off. I didn’t want to press the issue and be invasive, so I let it go and changed the subject. I thought if he wanted to talk about it, he would, in his own time. Sure enough, he soon began to open up. He had an issue at work with his boss that he needed to resolve, and it weighed on him. As he shared the circumstances, it was clear that it wasn’t a significant issue and could be solved, but it was something that he would rather not have to deal with.


Excellence in Handling a Mistake

April 19, 2021

Most of us are familiar with these old saying, “Nobody is perfect,” and “We all make mistakes.” The expressions usually go hand in hand and convey that, no matter how hard we try, as humans, we can never get everything right all the time. The question then becomes how you’ll handle the situation when it inevitably arises.


Just Get Started

April 12, 2021

I have to share something personal with you. I’ve been procrastinating in sitting down and writing this blog all day. In fact, I’ve been in a blasé mood since I got up this morning. Part of the reason is that it’s raining out, and I tend to be a ‘sunshine’ person. I had planned to go to the driving range and hit a bucket of golf balls today, but that’s not happening now.


The Simplicity of Excellence in Setting Yourself Apart

April 5, 2021

I believe we unnecessarily complicate excellence, particularly in business. I'm doing some work for a client, and I've just finished reading articles on Setting Yourself Apart in several business publications, including Forbes and Entrepreneur. The pieces are generally well written and offer decent advice, yet not one offered a straightforward approach that has consistently worked for me. Begin by asking yourself the following question, "What would I, as the average Joe (or Josephine), want?" That is a commonsense approach to providing a service or solving a problem, but it often seems that commonsense is not a common virtue. It is an approach that has generated $millions and other successes in my ventures.