I got into the family plumbing business when my husband’s partner died. My husband, Hotrod, and his best friend, Richard Yox, started the company together. They had been friends since they were 8 and 9 years old. While Hotrod is a laid back guy, Yox could get wound up. His health, while not great to […]
“Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I […]
Oh, it breaks my heart when this happens: A good team member…leaves. A client of mine called and told me that one of his key team members resigned. Let’s call the employee Dan. (Know that that’s not his real name, and this story is a mashup.) Dan is a great guy and had been with the company […]
Somewhere on the path to success, we forget to be human. We justify a lot of bad behavior in the pursuit of business goals. We need more customers and followers and sales and production and money. So, we raise our voices, get tough with vendors, dress down team members and yell at our kids. That behavior […]
Did you see this video yet? Click below for a recap of Gary Vaynerchuk’s life, in a 2 minute clip. The guy gets a LOT done in a day. He doesn’t sleep a lot and he moves, and talks, at warp speed. His day may not appeal to you, but here’s the kicker: He is happy.
Joy is dripping off […]