Saturday, July 31, 2010

Scary? (On delay)

As noted, I am home from the trip, this is on delay....

I have read and heard the advice a couple of times that says, do something that scares you. Well, this week I am doing that (Although I am not exactly sure why)

I am traveling to KC today to fly out tomorrow to Nashville. I am taking some training offered by Robin Robins. It is to learn to sell like Robin See the link to see the exact details.

Anyway, this course is pretty pricey for two days. I have yet to meet Robin in person, however I have done a couple of events with her and listened to all her boot camp. As part of my homework for this event, I listened to her information on the trip here. It has been impressive and unique. I look forward to the class. In addition there will be 10 (Or so) other people attending that I probably have not met before.

We will see.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Paranoid will be your downfall

OK as you may recall from months ago, I am a fan of Big Brother.

I enjoy watching the interaction and watching what people do under pressure. This week one of the players would have been safe if they just kept cool. However that did not happen. They exploded and let their emotions get the better of them. Once that happened it all came crumbling down.

This is where counting to 10 and holding your tongue really makes a difference.

Many times I have seen business people over react to what they thought was a threat or other. Before they think about everything or get all the facts, they go off and really hinder their career.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fatherly Advice?

It was not directed at me however I did pick up some real food for thought from my dad today.

"Some day you stop working for the money"

What does this mean? It can mean quite a few things such as

For helping people?
For the fun of it?
To make a difference?

While all of these things may be valid, the context is more in the fact that when I started working, I went to work to pay for college, car, food and such. Clearly those needs are met. Once you get to that happy point in which you have met your needs or exceeded, then you start working to get to that next level. I would also say that it goes across the board. You work on the details to get a good review or raise early on. Now you do it to do your best, make the most difference or more.

Anyway, what are you working for?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Nothing to say?

Really that is about it. I have been enjoying some cooler temperatures here in KS. That is about to end. It seems that we go from the dead of winter (Too cold to go outside) then to the top of summer (Too HOT) Sure, there are good days in the middle. They are too few in between.