choices

Getting Back to the Basics… with a Little Chicken Fried

Life is full of choices…so many options from which to choose. Just ambling down a grocery store aisle reminds us that every day, every hour, every minute, every moment practically, we need to make decisions. Granted, most are small choices, not weighty ones, and that is a good thing! It is easy to become mired in so many potential decisions, and we can become afflicted with “paralysis analysis” which prevents us from moving forward. A good strategy to assist with this affliction is to simply put things in proper perspective. Ask a few questions, like: Is anyone likely to die…

paper

The Paper Chase

Have you ever walking into Home Depot or Sherwin Williams hoping to buy a can of paint to paint a room in your house? And stared unblinking and unbelieving at the approximately 10 million color choices you have available? Well, paper can be like that too. If you allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the number of selections, you may work yourself into a type of paralysis analysis where you may never make a decision. Sometimes it is better to let the experts help guide your choice. As discussed last week, it is best to let form follow function. Often,…

trust

TRUST IS THE HARDEST THING TO FIND AND THE EASIEST THING TO LOSE

According to Forbes magazine, trust “enables people to do business with one another.” That is a fascinating concept. In fact, there is a percentage value associated with trust…99.5%. This means that for every dollar you or your firm sells or raises, 99 cents comes from the fact that someone trusts you. THIS IS A VERY POWERFUL IDEA It may not be totally accurate, however, if it is even partially true, this should give everyone pause. Think about whom you are friends with, whom you do business with, whom you respect. Is trust tied into any of these choices? I believe…