Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Best Business Practices

We’ve all heard the ‘ole adage, “eighty percent of success is showing up”. I remember the first time I heard that and thought, WOW, how simple is that. Too simple to be true, or so I thought. If I were in the position to influence young people today, that simple principle is something I would strongly impress upon them along with a few others. Here’s my so simple, yet so right on, list. (I’d love to hear what’s worked, or working in your life too!)

-show up

-follow up

-be responsive


-do what you say you’re going to do

It’s really pretty simple isn’t it?

(*Who said it - the 80% thing? Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman co-writers of the Oscar winning screenplay movie Annie Hall, were interviewed together. The following words were spoken by Marshall Brickman, but he attributed the adage to Woody Allen.)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Such a great story. Such a great lesson. Don’t assume. Don’t act too quickly or harshly.

I used to read the story of Genghis Khan and His Hawk to my little boy when he was growing up. To this day, it remains one of my favorites. Such great lessons. If you know the story, you know how great it is. If you don’t, give it a read. It’ll make you think and inspire you to think things through, not act too rashly and as Genghis says, never to do anything in anger. http://www.inspirationalstories.com/1/167.html