Category Archives: Success

The Power of a Dream

Although I don’t watch every episode I do occasionally enjoy watching Shark Tank.  The people who often have the greatest success on that program are people who have had a dream and have worked hard to see it happen.  They are … Continue reading

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Grow your business smaller

Since this blog is primarily for small business owners the idea of going smaller may be the furthest thing from your mind.  Chances are you are trying to find ways to grow your business, and there is nothing wrong with … Continue reading

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Network to grow your business

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net A few years ago a friend asked me to speak to the local Rotary Club about the auction business I had recently started.  My schedule was clear that evening so I agreed.  Despite bad weather a nice group … Continue reading

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Confidence is the key to success

A few years ago I decided to get my auctioneer’s license. Although I was working full-time I knew I was getting close to retiring (for the second time) and wanted something else to do. I took the 80 hours of … Continue reading

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First you have to start

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net   “No one aims for average.  No one sets out for status quo.  No one longs for ordinary.  But one day you wake up and ask yourself, How did I get here?”  These are the words on the … Continue reading

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Four Levels of Customer Satisfaction

I recently read Brian Tracy’s book Reinvention: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life. One of the things he wrote in the book jumped out at me because it was something I had been … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule

I occasionally buy items on E-Bay, and sometimes I sell on there as well. I’ve been doing this for awhile so I have some idea of what I’m doing. Lately I’ve noticed an issue that has probably always gone on … Continue reading

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