Bumper Car

Are You Getting Taken for a Ride, or Are You in the Driver’s Seat? Everyone likes to be in charge of their own day, right? It’s nice to have certain parameters and expectations of what we’re meant to do each day, certainly; but having ultimate control over what you do can really make the difference between a great day and a day full of SMH. I love my job, and almost everything about it. I have a list of items I need to accomplish each day, while allowing for “new business,” things that crop up unexpectedly and must be dealt…

Trust Me On This

“Trust me. I’m in sales.” “The check’s in the mail.” “I won’t tell anyone.” “Don’t you believe me?” All of these statements and questions are asking others to put their trust in the person doing the asking. Why would one person trust another? Would you believe a stranger who walked up to the you on the street and asked you to trust him? I’m guessing not. Would you believe a close friend who had never steered you wrong in your long relationship? I’m thinking yes, you would. When you are not quite a total stranger to someone, yet not his…

What To Do When Things Go Wrong

Let’s face facts, life bears little resemblance to a fairy tale, and occasionally things might not go according to plan. Things ever go wrong for you? Yeah, I thought so! Murphy’s Law wasn’t ratified for no reason, after all! The key to successfully navigating when things go awry seems to be how you react. For simplicity’s sake, let’s just assume there are two ways things go wrong… YOU cause the problem or error The error or problem happens TO you When the problem was caused by YOU or your staff, team or associates, and YOU are responsible, what should you…