April showers bring May flowers. You’ve heard this said before. Probably in Pre-K if not before. Growing up and spending most of my shore side days in the Northeast of the USA, I’ve always loved the spring. The mornings and the evenings still had a bit of a chill in the air. The word ‘crisp’ was used instead of saying “it’s freezing out there”. The days started to reflect the warmer weather to come in the months ahead. Bare trees started to show new growth. The flowers began peeking out … [Read more...]
Do You Invest In Yourself?
Do you invest? I’m assuming if you’re reading this article you probably invest money in order to obtain a higher return than you would from not investing your money. Jim Cramer, CNBC star and super Wall Street cred, gives out homework for his listeners to do before buying a stock. Cramer advises, “if you’re not going to do the homework, pay a professional to invest your money for you or just buy a CD.” Either way, there is no guarantee, you will obtain a higher return when you invest... … [Read more...]
Need Some Words of Inspiration?
Do you need some words of inspiration? Out of nowhere my ‘gut’ instinct hinted to me that people do need some words of inspiration. With our phones, devices, streaming everything 24 X 7, news views at other ends of every topic like a tennis match with no net – we ALL NEED SOME WORDS OF INSPIRATION. Why is everything so negative? If you tune it in and watch it and listen to it - it will make you miserable. There are some folks who have certain channels on every day all day long. No wonder … [Read more...]
How Clearly Do You Communicate?
How clearly do you communicate? Now be honest here – you said – fine, top notch, or very clear – right? I wonder if you asked the people you work with or your spouse and you asked them in all seriousness to be helpful to you would they tell you what they think of how clearly you communicate? You should listen carefully and then thank them for their honesty. Real World Case Study As retailers go, IKEA and Wayfair seem to do a decent amount of business. Now if you have ever had the … [Read more...]
The Bell Is Ringing – The 2023 First Quarter Ends Today
The 2023 first quarter ends today at COB. Why should this matter to you? We all, everyone of us, need something to measure ourselves by. We are able to measure how everything is going compared to previous similar periods of time. We should be looking at what we planned to do compared to what we actually did and take notice. Did we perform better than we expected? Why? Where did we do better? What did we do for this result? Similarly if we did not do as well as we expected? Why? … [Read more...]