It’s all about sales

Selling is the most important job in the world. No matter what you do, you cannot succeed without selling. There are many great products that no one ever gets to use because they were not sold well. There are many talented singers whose voices are never heard because...

High Speed Increases Your Stopping Distance

“High speed increases your stopping distance. The faster you go, the less time you have to avoid a hazard or collision. The force of a 60 mph crash is not just twice as great as a 30 mph crash; it’s 4 times as great!” California Driving Handbook,...

Delegating to my 7 year old

This morning, I taught my 7-year-old son how to vacuum the floor. He did a really good job. It took me at least three times as long as it would have if I had just vacuumed the house myself. In my estimation, I will need to supervise him vacuum two or three more times....

CHOOSING YOUR STRATEGY

Strategy is choice. It is making choices that allow you to win. To be successful, we must have a strategy. A strategy helps us answer the question: How are we going to win in the future? You can’t win anything worthwhile if you don’t have a strategy. Athletes and...

How Would You Define Respect for Persons?

The Belmont Report defines Respect for persons in the context of research in terms of respecting their autonomy: “To respect autonomy is to give weight to the autonomous person’s opinions and choices while refraining from obstructing his or her...

You have only one life : Make it Count the Most

You have only one life. Invest it, don’t simply spend it. Invest it by using it to make the lives of others better today and for many generations to come. Live in the present today walking in the light of eternity. Something I’ve learned by attempting to...

BUSINESS BOOK SUMMARIES

If you are like most business leaders and high-achievers, you realize that you need to keep learning in order to grow but you just don’t have the time to read many business and productivity books yourself. Read it for me is a subscription site that provides...

6 Ways Traffic Laws Can Help Us Live Better Lives

A few years ago, I moved to a new state and was required to redo the driver’s license exam. I wasn’t happy about it but I learned a lot from the process. Read the following excerpt from the 2016 driver’s handbook for California. “Right-of-way...

Live in the present : That’s a key to enjoying life

Chronologically, we have the past, the present, and the future. Many times, we spent the moment worrying about the past so that we miss the opportunity to enjoy what this moment brings. We ruminate and worry about what we should have done but didn’t do or what...

The 8 Values of Effective Teams

When I think of an effective team, I often think of a medical code team during a resuscitation. Because it is a life and death matter, the team is organized as effectively as possible. I think that teams within businesses and other organizations are dealing with...

The Unconscious Mind in Christian Theology

In medicine especially in psychoanalysis, we talk a lot about the unconscious mind and the influences it exerts on our lives. As you may already know, our minds can be divided into the conscious and unconscious mind. A lot of my readers care about their spiritual or...

Business Processes : A Key Part of Every Successful Business

“The entrepreneur’s job is to create the process, management’s job is to make sure the process is followed, and the technician’s job is to use the process.” –Michael Gerber To create a successful business, it takes a lot of parts coming together nicely to...

Intermittent Fasting Promotes Health and Longevity, study shows

There is a lot of evidence out there now about the utility of intermittent fasting. I personally lost 50lbs using intermittent fasting. My wife lost 25lbs. Here is a great article by Dr. Mercola on it. In the future, I will write more about the issue....

Serving vs. Leading : The difference matters

Have you ever thought about the difference between serving and leading? Is that even important? Would an awareness of this difference impact the way we live and work with people? I think it does it every relationship in life. It matters to everybody. A leader has...

We see as we are

We see the world as we are, not as it really is. We see the people around us through lenses that are shaped by our own experiences. Our paradigms or mindsets really determine how the things we see look. Two different people can see the same picture or situation and...
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