Don’t Stop Now!

I hope this finds you well and in good spirit.

As we continue to adjust, I encourage you to continue to advertise and promote your business as you would have done prior to the pandemic.  NOW is the time to send out flyers, mailers, and promotional items as customers will have time to read them and consider doing business with you.  Solidify the customer-relationships you have and take a step toward building new ones. Those who act NOW will benefit even more when the pandemic subsides!

Posted in Advertising, Cash Flow, Planning

Refreshing as Rain

It’s raining outside my window at home.  Not a downpour, but a nice, steady Spring rain.  All is quiet as I listen to the patter of the raindrops.  For a brief moment, all chaos, worry, and noise from everyday life as we know it today is hushed.  What a feeling!

I hope you, too, are able to enjoy such moments – as rare and fleeting as they might be these days.  This is what will keep us sane and hopeful as we move forward. Just be sure to recognize them when they appear.  Savor them and thank God for them. They are precious and few but oh so powerful and uplifting.

Be safe, be strong, and stay healthy my friends.

Posted in Mindset, News

Two Wolves

Someone sent this to me a while back and I thought I would share it with you.  I wish I had the name of the originator so I could give proper credit and thanks.

“One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.  He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.’ 

‘One is Evil.  It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.’

‘The other is Good.  It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.’

‘The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, ‘Which wolf wins?’

‘The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’”

Posted in Mindset

Now is the time to…

How many times have you and I said, “I haven’t had time to…” or “I didn’t have time to…” or “I’ve been too busy to…”?  Well, it seems as though for most of us we will have the time over the next number of weeks. What we choose to do with that time is critical to the aftermath of the pandemic.

NOW is the time to catch up on the paperwork, filing, phone calls, letters, emails, etc. that we have put off due to prior prioritization of tasks.  NOW is the time to plan for the next several weeks and for after the pandemic subsides. We should set daily goals so that our time “away from the office” will be productive, solidify systems, re-train employees (even if it’s by phone or face-time), and do the things that will help our businesses to rock-and-roll when the crisis is no more.

Take advantage of this unusual opportunity to catch our breath.  NOW is the time…!!

Posted in Goal Setting, Planning, Time Management

Setting The Tone For Meetings

Do you too often find meetings boring, unproductive, repetitive, or incapable of holding your attention?  If so, did you know that YOU may be the reason for that – whether you’re running the meeting or not?!

Your frame-of-mind going into the meeting sets the tone of the meeting for YOU.  If you’re focused on other things, angry, frustrated about something that happened earlier, or anticipating a less-than-spectacular meeting, then you in essence have pre-determined a negative tone of the meeting.  Your demeanor can also affect other attendees and their outlook of the meeting – either negatively or positively.

A positive attitude going in may be just what is needed to re-set the tone of the meeting from negative to positive.  Try it and see for yourself.

Posted in Accountability, Mindset, Planning, Team

Today’s Motivation:

  • Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right!