Monthly Archives: March 2016

Be positioned for every possibility

Wayne Gretzky once explained his hockey success by saying, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it was.” Gretzky didn’t have a crystal ball that allowed him to predict the future. His experience and the … Continue reading

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Avoid the mistakes that will close your business

One of the most painful times in my life was when a small business we owned was forced to close. This company had been in business for over 40 years. We owned it for 15 of those years. The first … Continue reading

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Never give up on your dreams

Earl Nightingale’s radio broadcast “Our Changing World” was broadcast on more than 700 stations across the United States and Canada and heard by over one million people. He spoke on subjects such as human development, success, motivation, and excellence. One … Continue reading

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Do business with people who can afford to do business with you

For many years I kept a sign up in our shop. It read We offer the best products you can buy. We offer the best service. We offer the lowest prices in town. You can choose any two of the … Continue reading

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What questions are you asking yourself?

No individual has influenced the way I approach leadership more than John Maxwell. As a minister and a business person I can connect with him because he has served as a pastor and a dynamic business leader. I first became … Continue reading

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Don’t fear failure

In 1923 Babe Ruth broke the record for the most home runs in a season. That same year he also broke the record for the highest batting average. What many people don’t know is that year he also struck out … Continue reading

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Prepare for success

Few people understand the work that goes into an auction. I think some believe that somehow everything mysteriously appears on tables ready to sell. Believe me, there’s a lot of work that goes into preparing for a sale. For a … Continue reading

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