Print BlogNot long ago, a dear friend who owns a highly successful auto body shop in the Boston area sent me an article written by the CEO of a vast, international conglomerate based in Bahrain. I was not especially surprised, as Jeff is not your typical auto body man. Before he started his business, he was in the corporate world, and he had earned a management degree from a fairly prestigious university. Jeff was always reading about management techniques and
Print BlogNothing comes easy, and nothing comes for free. Even those who are at the top of the ladder of success have had to climb up from the bottom.
Print BlogLet’s admit it. We all have guilty pleasures. Whether it’s that one song that gets us in the groove or it’s test driving expensive sports cars, we all have our secrets.
Print BlogOne of the most delightful entrepreneurs I have ever encountered was a man named Calvin, but all of his friends called him “Cal.” Our local business journal has described him as a “highly successful serial entrepreneur.” It is true, but it is just the tip of the iceberg as to who he is as a human being. Making Good Decisions Calvin’s first successful venture was a company that sold glue of all kinds and in all sizes. That’s
Print BlogAs a youngster growing up in my mid-sized town, I remember there were two hardware businesses. They each seemed to my young, elementary school mind to be modestly successful. I knew both owners, and they were decent people. For a while, they were what you might call friendly enemies. They fought no battles, and they didn’t have “price wars,” or deep discount sales. However, it was clear as I was entering high school, that one business was pulling away
Print BlogThere’s a saying that we are own worst critics. We’re never satisfied with what we do. If you’ve ever met a person who was happy with everything they’ve achieved in life, they’re probably like a rare Pokémon!
Print BlogMy mom recently gave me a shoebox crammed with fading and creased photographs, or what we used to call “snapshots.” These were just a few of the numerous pictures my late stepfather kept tucked away in his vast collection. There were snapshots from my grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary, an uncle proudly posing in his WWII air corps uniform, an old dog named “Jet,” and a comical group snapshot of my mother and her cousins from the late1940s. I reminded
Print BlogWhen Dead Poets Society was released, Robin Williams stole the hearts of viewers around the world thanks to his portrayal of a remarkable character who believed that ordinary lives can be transformed into something truly extraordinary if we believed in ourselves.
Print BlogI recently walked out to the bird feeders on our property to help my wife fill the plastic tubes with wild bird mix and to hang a new suet block. I realize this fact probably won’t phase some of you, but my research revealed there are at least 60 million people, just like my wife, who feed birds. Additionally, there are about 100,000 “birders” who leave the comfort of their backyards and local parks to who traipse around the
Print BlogDissatisfaction and disinterest in an employee at the workplace is a dangerous thing. It’s a silent poison that is slowly eating away at your resources, draining your best talent.