Confidence Boost

“Don’t underestimate the positive impact you can have on someone’s life when you help boost their confidence.” – Richard Elmes

Motivational Quote: The Effect of Negative Words

“Harsh words can be like nuclear bombs to relationships” – Royal Hamel, Just as harsh words can destroy, kind words can energize relationships more than you can ever expect. So choose your words wisely.

Motivational Quote: Handling life’s challenges

“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Theresa

The Key Component in Relationships

The key component when you are working with people, either in a leadership position, business or personal relationship is trust. Distrust breads resistance. Trust breads willingness. Think of the best relationships you have and I would bet that they are solid because the level of trust between you is high. Then think of those relationshipsContinue reading “The Key Component in Relationships”

How to make your New Years Resolutions stick

Many of us who are looking forward to the future have made New Years resolutions. You know those grand plans that we come up with, that if we follow-through, will make our life more fulfilling. Unfortunately, they are also the same plans that are usually forgotten by the 3rd week of January. If you don’tContinue reading “How to make your New Years Resolutions stick”

Motivational Quote: Helping Others

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” – Emerson

The Secret to Sales Success: It’s not about you!!!

He rolled his eyes and thought, “Here we go again.” And as the salesperson droned on and on about his company’s history and about how great his products are. Here is a tip for all salespeople (and we are all salespeople, selling something) that will dramatically increase your chances of making the sale. “It’s notContinue reading “The Secret to Sales Success: It’s not about you!!!”

We got lucky!!! Update on Mom’s condition after the stroke

First off thank you to everyone who expressed their love and kept my Mom in their prayers, in person, on the phone or online (on Facebook, through Email or on this blog) during this challenging time. A week ago, my Mom suffered a stroke. (To read more about it check out my previous post titled:Continue reading “We got lucky!!! Update on Mom’s condition after the stroke”

How to stand out from your competition? Become an Expert!

Customers don’t want to be sold anything. But they love to be helped by experts. By positioning yourself as an expert in your industry, you can enter that promise land where instead of approaching your prospects, they will approach you. Already pre-qualified with: a need and the thought in their head that you are uniquelyContinue reading “How to stand out from your competition? Become an Expert!”

What was the best career advice for me?

Guustaff Vocking, a partner at SARV & AIMS International a Management Consulting and Coaching firm in the Netherlands recently asked this question on LinkedIn: What was the best career advice for you? Here is what I wrote: Hi Gustaff, The Best career advice ever is to never stop learning. And in my learning I haveContinue reading “What was the best career advice for me?”