In business, a quote is a proposal package for a combination of products and/or services at the best possible price; eh, the cheapest. So, we’re not getting the best. The actual best is very expensive and justifiably so. We’re not getting the cheapest either. The cheapest is crap and we don’t’ want that. No, it’s … Continue reading Don’t Be the Third Quote
We’ve done everything right. We played our cards not only right, but righteously. We communicated, contributed, brought value to every interaction, dotted all the I’s and crossed every T. We invested time, money, skill, and expertise into this, with a world of experience, far wider and deeper than the other players. Everything is going as … Continue reading Never Want Something Too Much and How to Manage a Bad Beat
I’m superman. Always have been. But, having two major surgeries this year, due to the superman antics I’ve done with my body all my life has me reflecting a bit. I had some quiet time yesterday and as I sat, sipping bourbon, my life thus far came flooding out of me and into my note … Continue reading Goals are Useless: Reflections on Life, Success, and Happiness, with a Special Appearance from the Seven Deadly Sins
Last month, I agreed to an interview with a marketing company who was looking for experienced insight on a project they’re working on, related to the fitness industry. I was happy to help and it was a great conversation. That was that, but a few weeks later, I got an email from them asking if … Continue reading The Next Time You Give Someone a Gift, Think About This
Catalysts, deliberate or unintentional, real or perceived can affect our actions, alter our plans, and divert our approach. It’s like when I bought my first house. It took a lot of sacrifice and hard work to make that happen and it was a fixer-upper. $80k. Yep. One day, I was installing a screen door … Continue reading What Would Ol’ Jack Burton Do In a Situation Like This?