There are two ducks in this picture. They are both one distracted moment from being hurled through these mini-rapids to a place where, at least for now, they do not want to go. They looked casual to me, but below the surface were paddling like crazy to stay where they intended to be: right there. Like these ducks, I (and maybe you) need to stay focused and not let the… Read More »Be A Duck: or some other deeply embedded lesson
Fear of the unknown is common among all ages. Kids, at night, imagine monsters in their closets or under their beds and adults are unsure of what the future might bring. It may be natural for first-time buyers to be unsure of the process because they haven’t been through it before but even repeat buyers need to know changes that have taken place since the financial housing crisis. The steps… Read More »Do You Know the Way?
“My son, Isaac, called me on that danged telephone contraption today,” my great Grandfather said. “Why can’t he just come over here if he wants to talk with me? It’s only three towns away. Instead he expects me to hold that thing up to my ear like it’s natural or something.” Thus was the lament of my Great Grandpa Blackmer as he struggled with the changing times. I know exactly… Read More »Same Old Problem – Different Day: “You’ve Got Text”
Everyone of us has strengths, those things/traits/characteristics that we possess that separate us from others in our business. If properly deployed against hard work and smart branding, our strengths might be the thing that attracts business our way. Can you write? Maybe you should be sharing content via a blog. Got personality? Maybe video is your path. Know a lot of stuff? How about podcasting? In this episode, we will… Read More »You Have Three Skills!
Hoping to avoid another whine session, I’ll get this out of the way early: what a crappy beginning to the new year of running. Already down 45 miles from last year. Done. Now, let’s move on. I’ve hit this little groove the last few runs. It’s called minimal discomfort. It is characterized by there being no pain in my knee, no sensation of imminent collapse in my knee, no feeling… Read More »Valentine’s Day Mantra: I Heart My Running, I Heart My Running. I Heart My Running
They (whoever they are) say that some people are idea people, and some are action people. I like to think I’m a little of both, or maybe a lot of both. The challenge is the Do/Do gap. My mind, as it races to solve problems, create opportunities, clarify issues, can generate a plethora of ideas. I can think of a great many things that I could/should/would want to DO. I… Read More »From Idea to Action: Bridging the Do/Do Gap