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Networking

Whether you are in sales, business development, own your own business or work as a teacher you are always meeting people and building a network.  You never know when you might need to call on one of your friends or colleagues for assistance with something or when they will ask for your help.  Building a solid network of people takes time and vision.  You may not need a persons services today, but when you do you'll be glad you cultivated that relationship ahead of time.  There was a great article in the Wall Street Journal recently that I wanted to share with everyone.  I think it's worth r

Success

If you talk to 100 people you will almost certainly get 100 different answers to the question "What is success?".  I recently came across this definiton and thought I would share it with all of you.  

What Is A Referral

I've been getting a lot of calls recently about referrals.  Not only how to give more and get more, but what is a referral.  So today I thought I would start to delve into referrals.  Dictionary.com defines a referral as "a person recommended to someone or for something".  That is fairly all encompassing, but appropriate. 

Daily Motivation 3

I went to my first IRL (Indy Car) race a couple of months ago.  I thought it would be just so so but I was pleasantly surprised with how facinating the whole experience is.  We had pit passes and got to take a tour of the whole opperation from the hospitality truck to the mechanics trucks which are basically a mobile garage with everything you would ever need to fix or make a car.  We also got to meet the drivers and see the cars prior to the race.  As I was looking around I couldn't help but think of the history of the sport and it made me think of arguably it's best driver, Mario Andretti

Daily Motivation 2

Today is July 1st and the year is officially half over.  What have you accomplished?  What are your goals for the second half?  It's time to shake things up a bit.  Take a chance.  Go after that goal that you've been thinking about but have come up with so many excuses as to why you shouldn't even try.  There's no time like the present.

-Philip-

Commitment

Commitment

The act of committing oneself to the task at hand, to a cause. 

The ancient Greeks were notorious for burning their ships when they arrived to conquer a new land.  They were committed to victory, so much so that they removed their only means of escape.  It was victory or death!  That's hard core!  Cortes also burned his ships in 1519 when he landed in Mexico.  Again, victory or death!