Principles for Connecting with Others

In Daniel Goleman’s best selling book Social Intelligence he concludes that the greatest successes in life aren’t usually the most talented or brain smart – the most successful are very good at communicating and connecting with people (socially intelligent). This makes sense – human beings have survived for eons and become the most dominant species […]

A Lesson in Judging a Situation

A farmer once had a horse run away. His neighbors were quite sympathetic saying, “How awful for you.” He replied, “We’ll see.” His son went to find the horse and came back triumphantly riding the somewhat agitated steed. The neighbors joyfully exclaimed, “What joy; your horse has been found!” The farmer calmly said, We’ll see.” […]

Above and Below the Line

Below the Line Below the line people do 3 things like… 1. Blame Who do people blame? A – Anyone they possibly can the government, the economy, their mother-in-law, their staff, their neighbor, their competition. Q – How many of you know people that do the blame game? Q – How many kids do it? […]

Managing Expectations

One of the biggest causes of frustration and disappointment in life is the unrealized expectations of other people’s behavior. “Why won’t my: customers, suppliers, kids, spouse, employees, friends, and so on, act the way I think they should? They never will, so relax and let it go. You can never be happy if you’re attached […]

Be a Warrior and not a Worrier

We all know someone who recently lost a job or who is struggling with their business. The economy is tough today. Sales are down, credit is tight, budgets are being slashed, and jobs are being cut. We’ve all been affected; it’s just reality. And while we can’t control the stock market or the government, the […]

DNA of Top Achievers

Of course by now we have all become aware of DNA. It is the source code that determines who we are. When we look at DNA we can see what a person will look like, what diseases they may come down with, etc. This has been a tremendous breakthrough for scientists and will continue to […]

Three keys to Success in 2012

No matter what else you do in 2012 there are three things that can guarantee increased sales, profits and improved employee performance and effectiveness. They are: focus, clear direction, and effective communication. Yes, there are other areas you need to pay close attention to but my guess is that all of them will fall directly […]

What You Don’t Need To Succeed…..

I’m always talking about the attributes of successful people: * They set goals. * They are action oriented. * They are willing to work harder than their competition. * They are eager to learn. * They are persistent. Today, for a change, let’s talk about what you don’t need to succeed. * You don’t have […]

The Art of Asking

Most of us have probably experienced the feeling of wanting to ask for something- a day off, a raise, maybe time to connect with a special person, but we sometimes don’t know how to ask for what we want. Maybe the following tips will help. 1) Take the time to get really clear on what […]

Tips for Life

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. TWO. Marry a woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. THREE. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want. FOUR. When you say, ‘I love […]