On Gratitude – A Shift in Perspective

When the world first saw this Earth Rise photo, taken by Apollo 8 astronauts of the earth rising over the horizon of the moon, it forever changed the world’s perspective about our place in the universe. May this article change your perspective on gratitude and enlighten you to include all things, good and bad, in […]

Eleven of My Favorite Veterans Day Quotes

In honor of Veterans Day, I decided to compile a list of eleven of my favorite Veterans Day Quotes.  I selected quotes that reflect a sense of pride and patriotism in America, something I believe is often absent from today’s leadership and overall attitude about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the founding principles […]

Ten Thought Provoking Quotes from Think and Grow Rich

I am always on the lookout for cool quotes that I can use when writing or teaching, especially when coaching my kids.  I recently read, in Mind Capture News, this little collection of quotes from the Master of Personal Achievement, Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich. My favorite quotes usually are related to […]

Problogger.net Contest! Win a Trip to the Great Barrier Reef as a Queensland Blogger Correspondent!

Yesterday I caught wind of a contest over at Progblogger.net.  Ten lucky bloggers will win a five-day, all-expenses paid trip to Queensland, Australia to promote tourism in Australia and to take in the sights and learn from awesome Aussie blogger, Darren Rowse. I entered the contest immediately because I have always wanted to visit there! […]

On Innovation: How Do You Bring On Innovation?

Your Innovation Mindset – Is there really anything new these days? Your mindset is your most important asset when seeking innovation.  Self-limiting beliefs is the enemy of progress.  If you think innovation is impossible, you’re right, it is impossible, at least for you it is.  Take a leap of faith!  You might have to change […]

Rewarding Excellent Performance: What’s Your Incentive Plan?

Many companies reward performance, but use ill-concieved directives, often leading to and encourging shameful customer service.  Customers need to feel appreciated and that is why you need to carefully consider that when you  create employee incentive plans. Customer service is lacking in most companies these days, especially the big ones.  Big companies may have a (temporary) market dominant […]

Top 10 List of Worst and Best Customer Service Companies

One of my pet peeves is bad customer service; there is no excuse for it! On the other hand, when I get great service I love it; I can’t show you the bad without showing the good! Here is my Top 10 List of Worst and Best Customer Service Companies! Top 10 Worst Customer Service […]

Thank You Dr. Mani and a New 31 Day Blogging Challenge!

I have to thank Dr. Mani for inviting me to take his 30 Day Blogging Challenge!  I am undeniably excited by completing the blogging challenge (well almost, there are a few days left) and learning to love blogging! Joining the 30 Day Blogging Challenge helped me learn the basics of blogging and meet my initial […]

Authenticity Defined – Are You In Alignment?

Being authentic in your marketing and business activities is critical your long term success.  I have written about authenticity several times and it occurred to me I should attempt to clearly define the quality that, in my opinion, is oft-times lacking these days. Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, […]

Seven Valuable Lessons From the 30 Day Blogging Challenge

hen I took the 30 Day Blogging Challenge I set out to prove to myself I could write a quality post each day for 30 days that it would keep my interest, and would have enough material for each day.   There were a few surprises and I accomplished my goals. You may have read in […]