Monthly Archives: February 2010

What a Difference .1 Can Make

Isn’t it amazing how at one moment you’re heading one way and then a second later, everything changes? This isn’t always a bad thing; in fact, many times that small change can make a huge difference. Perhaps a crappy day is instantly improved when the phone rings or on the golf course a bad shot…

Everybody Needs an "Edge" at Some Point In Your Life

I once saw a bumper sticker that said: “If you’re not living life on the edge… you’re taking up too much damn room!” Not a bad statement if you believe that you can always stand to put yourself out where the “status quo” doesn’t hang around, where mediocrity won’t go and where the gentle blend…

Don’t Wait for "the Push"

Which One Are You? It’s been said that there are three kinds of people: Those that make things happen Those that watch things happen Those that say “what the hell just happened?” If you’re striving to be a successful salesperson, chances are you need to be in the first category. Here are 10 ways to…

Ten Years Already?

Jot D. Carpenter March 19, 1938 ~ February 17, 2000 (L to R) Riley, Sean, Jot (a.k.a. Dad or Pop), David and Kevin Carpenter If your Dad is still alive, please call him and tell him you love him. If he’s not, please think of him today and every day. If your Mom is still…

"Don’t worry, it’s free of charge"

Everyone loves to get something they didn’t ask for, especially if it’s free, right? Here’s an idea for anyone who wants to give people they interact with something they don’t necessarily need, but when they get it, it will greatly improve their experience. A smile. Think about it. It doesn’t cost the giver or the…

What Do You Do After the Confetti Falls?

It’s been a week since the New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl Championship in thrilling fashion over Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. Drew Brees and the rest of his teammates from New Orleans captured the hearts of America (except maybe in Indiana) as they claimed the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first…