In honor of my Mom and to all moms worldwide, the following is a tribute. My Mom taught me so much as a child; many of these lessons have stayed with me. A few, in particular, have grown to become absolute fundamentals that my life is now based on. A common thread running through these... Continue Reading →
How Not and How To Make a Sale…A Tale of Two Shopping Trips
Note to anyone in sales in general and especially retail sales...the following are two stories about how NOT to and then How to make a sale. For the record, I'm skipping over my experience at The Men's Warehouse as it was excellent as usual. The inspiration for this post came afterwards as you will see... Continue Reading →
Some of the Best Advice I’ve Ever Received
My parents divorced when I was very young and both remarried within a few short years. I have no memories of my Mom and first Dad being together as I was just a baby. My Mom and Jeff Amidon, my second Dad, raised me primarily however my visitation rights allowed me to see Jim Perkins,... Continue Reading →
Do You Argue for Your Limitations?
Do you see the glass half empty or half full? Most people will say "half full" with the implication of having a positive outlook on life, and yet the same people will likely constantly argue for their limitations. What do I mean? Ever hear someone say "I'm always late" or "I never do this right"... Continue Reading →
Do You Live for Friday?
Ask the average person how they're doing on a Monday and their typical answer will be "Okay for a Monday" or "Not bad considering it's a Monday". Now ask that same question on Wednesday and you will likely get an answer with the phrase "Hump Day" thrown in somewhere. Ask this question on a Friday... Continue Reading →
How I Met the “Ace of Sales” Jeffrey Gitomer
In February of 2011 I was working as a manufacturer rep for Bart Turner & Associates in Dallas, TX and our primary line of furniture was KI. KI is based in Green Bay Wisconsin, the home of "Cheeseheads", Vince Lombardi, and the famed "frozen tundra" of Lambeau Field. When it was announced several months prior... Continue Reading →