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Unpolished Word Pictures, And Why My Writing Is Filled With Flaws

Let me start by saying, that I have not always enjoyed writing. In fact, I have despised it most of my life. I was raised to speak (hence my natural love of sales and building relationships). But writing was always the thing that writers did — not speakers. Naturally, when I started this site, I was terrified to start …

A Four-Word Quote To Live Your Life By

“Do more than expected.” Or… “Under promise, over deliver.” Either way, if you are looking to earn your friend’s, colleague’s, or customer’s trust in one of the quickest ways possible, then live by either of those four-word quotes. Most people operate, and live, by the opposite. Most over promise, and under deliver. We are almost …

One Thing To Absolutely NOT Say During An Interview

Today’s post is going to be real quick, and just kinda plain ol’ funny. A few months ago, the lovely Amanda and I, were sitting at an outside table at Starbucks. Because it was so beautiful out (why did summer have to go?), the manager was interviewing potential candidates at the table next to us, …

Tommy Boy Business Secret

“Tommy: Did you hear I finally graduated? Richard Hayden: Yeah, and just a shade under a decade too, all right. Tommy: You know a lot of people go to college for seven years. Richard Hayden: I know, they’re called doctors.” -Tommy Boy If you’re familiar at all with good comedy, then you probably know the …

The Big Difference Between A Beggar And A Doer

This past summer, I saw a panhandler that immediately had my respect from the moment I finished reading his sign. Here’s what his sign read: “Will do any manual labor job for money.” Wow! Usually, I see signs that read, “Homeless. Anything helps.” But this was totally different. In my mind, this guy was not …

How To Work Straight Through The Night, Even While Sleeping

I learned this really cool trick that has been helping me tremendously! Here’s what this trick will help you do… Do you ever wish that you could be productive while you’re sleeping? I mean, that’s 6-8 hours, everyday, that are unused time (for business, at least). Can you imagine how much faster you could crush …

Dumpster Diving, Bicycle Riding, Old Guy

Every 3 or 4 mornings, an old guy rides his bike up to the dumpster that I can see out of my dining room window. At first, I thought this guy was homeless and was taking trash that he could sell. I thought that he might potentially be picking out food. Maybe he was just …

If You Done Done It…

Chew on this quote for a minute: “If you done done it, it ain’t braggin’!” I heard this quote yesterday, and damn, was it the perfect quote at the perfect time! Let me explain why… You see, I’ve had a very successful sales career (even at such a young age). But no matter how many …