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Call Signs, Nicknames, & Dale Carnegie

“Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.” “Negative Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.” “Viper’s up here, great…oh shit” “Great, he’s probably saying, “Holy shit, it’s Maverick and Goose” If you’ve seen the movie Top Gun, these lines may be familiar to you.  Top

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Don’t Judge Me

Well, it’s that time of year, the time when we look back and judge if it was a good year or bad.  Typically, if we made all or most of our goals, we judge it to be good, if not then it is bad.  What

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The Pilgrims Didn’t Eat Turkey

It’s that time of year…yep, time for the ubiquitous Thanksgiving newsletter. You know, the one that reminds you to thank your employees, your vendors, your customers, total strangers, etc. Don’t get me wrong. I love Thanksgiving and what it stands for, it’s just that there

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Avoiding Disappointment

As we wind up 2021 it’s time to look back, see if we’ve accomplished what we set out to do.  Did we accomplish our goals?  The year has been challenging and if your business is like mine, you may not have hit the numbers you

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Low-level flying plane

Final Course Correction for the Year

Planning your business and team goals for the year is a lot like planning a strike mission against a well-defended target.  You try to avoid the high concentration of surface-to-air missiles while keeping your route of flight as simple as possible to avoid confusion and

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Santa Fe

Vacation is Good for…

I am so excited!  I just booked a trip to Santa Fe New Mexico for Family Vacation and trust me; this will be unlike ANY family vacation you’ve ever been on.  That’s because this vacay isn’t actually a vacation, it is the name of a

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Microscope

IT’S THE little THINGS THAT MATTER!

It’s the little things leaders do that make a huge difference.  I was recently reminded of this while on a recent trip to Orlando.  My cousin and I went to dinner with his adult daughter.  There was a sign on the door to the restaurant

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Ginos Burgers and Chicken

AND don’t BUT

Wow, what an exciting week…and not in a good way.  My CRM went down on Tuesday.  It’s cloud-based and completely out of my control.  The problem you ask?  Well, my entire business life is in the CRM.  I have 380 calls and things to do

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Bandits Hockey team

Winning isn’t Everything

Wow, what an amazing week.  After 35 attempts since August of 2020 all of our hard work and effort finally paid off and we succeeded!  No, I’m not talking about landing a large and important client.  No, we’re not rolling out a revolutionary product, nothing

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