You Are… #wisdomwednesday

June 11, 2014 in Blog, Wednesday Wisdom

It appears to me that C.W. Leadbeater was some kind of Catholic Priest turned mystic transcendentalist.. so I can’t say that I subscribe to all of his teachings… but I loved this quote – and the way it applies to SOCIAL MEDIA today!  Want to communicate your brand? Want people to know your message? Then you need to understand this:

“You are what you share.” ― C.W. Leadbeater, We Think: The Power Of Mass Creativity #wisdomwednesday
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People Come First. #wisdomwednesday

May 7, 2014 in Blog, Wednesday Wisdom

One of the things my dad always taught me is:

Son, You can learn something from EVERYONE. Take the time to listen to people. Everyone – even the crazy ones, or the ones that might not seem so smart, or the ones who are mean to you – have something to offer.


More important than my dad SAYING this, was they way dad MODELED this for me. Everyone knows my dad. Almost everyone likes my dad. Because he treats people like they matter to him. (BECAUSE THEY DO!)

This quote from Leo Burnett is great:

What helps people helps business.


Because it’s so true! Imagine the state of our economy if everyone who did business did it with PEOPLE in mind?
I don’t mean to get preachy or to sermonize – but the truth is – we need a moral compass guiding our business. We need to do business with the idea that “people matter” as a guiding principle. If we don’t – our success is hollow. I think of the movie “Wall Street” that played on an endless cable television loop when I was a kid. Those people treated each other terribly! I’m sure they were loaded with cash – and there are many who are loaded with cash who got their while acting like buttholes.  But I can’t imagine that life would be GOOD if I did that. I can’t imagine my success would be worth it.

And then I think of Apple.
I don’t mean to be a fan boy. Forgive me for sounding as such. In fact… to qualify – I can’t stand the iphone.
But EVERY SINGLE TIME that I call Apple for support on my macbook – they go OUT OF THEIR WAY to make me feel special. I speak to a native English Speaker who can understand me. My time talking to computers is minimal. They always provide excellent service, and they convey to ME that it’s their pleasure to do so.

I also think of Chik-Fil-A.
I’m not a fast food fan. I’d rather eat at an independently owned place…. unless I’m near a Chik-Fil-A. Say what you want about their politics… but when I’ve never seen a teenage girl so HAPPY to feed me chicken and to clean up a spilled milkshake. In fact, she brought us a free milk shake to replace it, and apologized several times about the spill – despite the fact that WE spilled it! And then when I said “Thanks” – she smiled and said, “It’s MY pleasure.” (And I think the really meant it.

The best (and simplest) marketing you can do is just simply to treat people well. Do your business with the goal of helping people, and they WILL come back, and they WILL tell their friends.

How can you put people first in YOUR business? What are some things that might need to change in your business operations to make that happen?
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Wisdom Wednesday: Peter Drucker

March 12, 2014 in Wednesday Wisdom

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Great Wisdom not applied to action and behavior is just meaningless data. – Peter Drucker

I’ve always been a fan of this quote by Peter Drucker.
Do you want to succeed? Do you want to tour business to be the best? Do you want your LIFE to mean something?

Soak up wisdom… and then apply it. Because if you don’t let wisdom affect your actions and your behavior… it’s just a pile of worthless data…