Instruction from a mentor or a coach is vital to your success regardless of your profession. Why do the greatest athletes in the world seek out and hire the best trainers and coaches? They realize that no matter how talented or skilled they are, someone else could hold the key to their next level of success.Continue reading “Read. Lead. Succeed.”
I vividly remember an aged piece of copy paper hanging on the dull beige block wall in the boys locker room. The large thick block letters read “LUCK is when preparation meets opportunity”. Sports are an excellent teacher of teamwork and in many ways a metaphor for life in general. I learned a lot playing high school basketball, but the thing I remember most often is the block letters on that ratty piece of paper.Continue reading “Buying Luck”
Since grade-school, I’ve heard this repeated over and over again, “You’re not good at this, you need to work hard and get better.” This might be the wrong way to think. Let me explain.Continue reading “One thing you can do to “Level-Up””
You have to work long, hard, and smart.
If you leave anything on the table, someone else will do it… and when you collide they will win.
Last second plays and amazing comebacks capture our imagination, but what I saw last night in the SEC Championship game between Alabama and Georgia rang so true in my spirit that I’m still thinking about it. By the way, I’m a die hard Auburn fan – Class of ’92. Continue reading “Hurts. So Good!”
If I have heard it once, I have heard it a million times. You have not because you ask not. As if something will magically appear out of thin air just because you ask for it. Maybe it can, it just depends on how you ask. Continue reading “Have Not?”
Fixed Mindset: I don’t get paid enough.
Growth Mindset: What can I do to earn more?
There is always another step, another wall, and a new path. We never have to settle for the way things are. Choose to grow!
I’m not finished with Mindset by Carol Dweck and I can already recommend it!
Keep pressing toward the mark,
A memorable customer experience can be expensive, but can cost you very little. Let me give you an example.Continue reading “Just Add Dots”
Illustrator or CorelDraw? Windows or Mac? 3m or Avery? Print professionals and designers go nuts over their tools. I love CorelDraw and despise Illustrator or vice-versa.
Fall in love with your process not your tools. Remember a tool is just a tool; the magic happens when it is placed in the hands of a master.