Ken Braswell where are you now? Ken was a boss of mine years ago when I was a young district manager for a retail company. Ken was a leader and mentor to me in more ways than I can count, but the best piece of advice he ever gave me was so simple. So simple in fact that it would have been easy to disregard. Coming from anyone except Ken, I might have ignored it. His advice? "Don't forget to smile." That single piece of advice from someone that I felt cared about me has made a…Continue
I have discovered that for most people, the biggest obstacle to success is their own lack of confidence. I think this is particularly true when we are about to begin a new venture. Assuming you have done your due diligence, have the skills and stamina to complete your mission and have a clear picture in your mind of the desired outcome, there in no reason not to launch!
The voices in your head are…Continue
There is a real tendency by "experts" to spin their lives into one great success story. My story is a little different. I wish I could tell you that my career has been one of planned excellence but the truth is I have found my passion a little at a time.
After getting out of the Army in 1976 there were no jobs in my home state of Michigan. My wife and I decided to come to her home state of Kentucky and give things a try. I started college on the G.I. Bill and shortly there after…Continue
The setting of goals is one of the most under utilized life management tool that I've ever seen. Research has shown that people who set written goals with a timeline achieve more success than those who never set goals. Goal setters make more money, go farther in their careers, achieve more for their charitable work, and have more quality personal time. People who set goals, work towards them and see successes are more happy. The great philosopher Yogi Berra observed:…Continue