Author Archives: auctionbivo

What are you reading?

Motivational speaker Charles “Tremendous” Jones is well known for saying “You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”  I believe he is right. Yet, studies consistently show … Continue reading

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My stuff is worth more!

I was reading complaints about an auction service online yesterday that did not paint that service in a very good light. Customer satisfaction is very important today as it’s easy for people to go online and write complaints about your … Continue reading

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Working together

Anyone in business is in competition with others in the same field, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot also be colleagues. At my last auction, the person who taught the auction school I attended and is a competitor, brought … Continue reading

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Cleaning up an estate

An auctioneer friend of mine was asked to have an auction for the estate of an individual who had passed away. When he arrived to look at the estate he was shocked to find a large dumpster sitting on the … Continue reading

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Four quadrants of success

In his book, Off the Bench Leadership: Be Better Than Your Best, Jerry Busone discusses four quadrants of success in sales: skill, capacity, value and effort. What really stood out to me was that of the four, only the last one … Continue reading

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Feeding the soul

Life moves at warp speed. Every day there are more things to do than time to do them in. Many of us hit the ground running and never let up until it’s time to go to bed. Too many people … Continue reading

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Keep the cash flowing

As I’ve shared in this blog I once owned a small business that did not survive the financial downturn that began in 2008. When times are good a lot of mistakes can be hidden, but when things get tight all … Continue reading

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