Michael Batnick, Director of Research at Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC said this about failure. “I suspect that people persist in failure because they don’t even know that they are failing in the first place. And they don’t know they’re failing because they don’t record and track their results.” My conclusions: Write things down. My iPad Pro and pen is my constant companion. Writing things down and using technology to record … Read More
For the time I’ve known Elaine she has lived out of her small two-door black Ford pickup in the parking lot of Wal-Mart. She usually arrives late in the day in hopes that she is first to get the parking space under the big oak tree where there is some shade and provides a little more security. She will sleep in her old truck until the sun and the temperature … Read More
Remember when you were broke, what it took to gain traction in your business? The big leaps forward, doubt storms, faith, sweat, hustle, focus, borrowing to make payroll, and taking chances. Along the way, there is some failure, but you do what you have to, you pivot and recover. Failure is not a badge of honor because of your loss, but because of the experience, because it builds character and … Read More
“Our Age of Anxiety is . . . the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools,” said Marshall McLuhan Your customer is saying … Delight me. Know me. Show me. Entertain me. Engage me. Lead me. Help me. Make it easy. And I want it now.
I know a lot of people obsessed with protecting their idea. One person, in particular, took an idea I had shared with him and off he went building a company around my idea. The company had some success with the idea, but they never achieved what they could have become. The bottom line is it may be easy to take someone’s idea, but it is far more difficult to take their … Read More
“Hello, Mr. Payne! Are we getting the usual today, a number one, no butter, no pickles, medium fry, a large unsweet tea, and a large cup of ice?” “Yep, that’s it! Thank you, Hannah!” She says, “How are you doing today?” “I’m doing great, thank you.” I smile. Hannah is a young lady with a pleasant personality who works part-time at ChickfilA in Georgetown, Texas. She is just beginning her … Read More