So… everything has changed. You know, as thankful as I am for the chance to deliver my message with guitar and comedy, I must confess, that’s not the main reason my clients bring me in. The unanimous reason you, my clients procure my services, and what drives every client conversation is… Change. They call me when they are dealing with, managing and navigating change.
I Will Prosper You Or Destroy You and I Don’t Care Which… Who am I? I am your constant companion, I am your greatest helper, or your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am at your command. Half of the tasks that you do you might just as well turn over to me and I will do them quickly and correctly.
What’s Working RIGHT NOW??? Three Moves EVERY Successful Company Is Making.I do my research. Though I’m more of a thinker, dreamer, brainstormer, my ideas remain academic until I know what’s happening in the world, what’s working, what’s not, and how my ideas create results; the bottom line.
A Year From Now You’ll Wish You’d Started Today. Last week I talked about the “furious, unstoppable juggernaut of power that is consistency.” And it resonated with many of you! I explained that the “The key to ALL progress is consistency” (a phrase I repeated… consistently).
The Power Of Consistency. Not a sexy title, I know. Unless you consider the furious, unstoppable, juggernaut of power that is consistency. Consistency is perhaps the most powerful force on earth. Water and wind flowing consistently over rock has shaped the earth in radically greater ways than all the largest earth-moving equipment combined.
My son, Zach and I recently participated in a five-day challenge in the Colorado wilderness offered by “Christ In The Rockies,” called “Passage To Manhood.” We lived in tents, took on adventures, and learned the tenets of true manhood, ending with a rite of passage ceremony for the boys. (By the way, I recommend every father-son do this, 16 and older! https://www.christintherockies.org). Again, when I refer to Jesus, if you have a different faith don’t write it off, use it as metaphor.
Preinvention Is The New Currency Does anyone remember the “buzz-word” in business before COVID 19? Come on, everyone was talking about it! All the news cycles mentioned it, businesses touted it in commercials. Still thinking? Sustainability. (Remember that???) Not that sustainability is no longer important.
“What now?” What do we do now? To paraphrase months of research, preparation, writing and rehearsal, there are certain mindsets integral to success which you, my readers already know. How do I know you know? Precisely because you’re reading this. Unsuccessful people are rarely readers, and certainly wouldn’t subscribe to my writings. Those basic mindsets include being on time, doing your best, walking your talk, having integrity, being a team player, and a strong work ethic.
“What NOW Workshop for Speakers” It’s time to get back in business. The bottom dropped out of our industry… out of most industries. Income dried up. So many are reeling, wondering what to do next. Some have even given up. How about you? How much do you love what you do? How badly do you want this career? And… What now???
What NOW??? Prediction. Direction. Action. What IF? I like to ask audiences to complete this phrase: “If it ain’t broke… ______________? And they all say, “Don’t fix it.” Right? And then I point out the problem with that mindset: Time. Breaks. Everything.