In the Men's Room with Murph

Global lockdowns, a dangerous virus, a tumultuous election, social distancing and masks versus no masks; 2020 was an uncertain year to say the least. With the diverse set of issues we faced having lost our sense of normalcy, one that affected everyone was an unfamiliar breach of trust. The world struggled with understanding who or what to trust when COVID-19 brought our status quo to a screeching halt. After all, how do you navigate a world where every morning feels like the first day of history? As new rules, regulations and restrictions came to fruition via government mandates, businesses’ operating procedures became uncertain, employees had to be let go from their jobs, and customer confusion ran rampant. Seemingly out of our control, trust was breached like never before. Understanding Broken Trust A couple months into the pandemic, the general public grew upset unlike ever before as their normal had been…
Posted On Tuesday, 01 June 2021 00:00 Written by
I have been learning lately that the knowledge mass of the human race is doubling approximately every three years. Estimates are that by 2030, the knowledge mass will be doubling every 35 days!  An elderly fellow in a recent audience said “Man, I’m sure glad I’ll be dead then!” It is indeed a formidable consideration for the future.   Today we have so many disrupters, changes, technological advances, and daily brain inputs that it's become a challenge to process it all. What have you been studying and learning lately? Have you given in-depth thought to what you need to be learning? Here is a 6-step process that will serve useful in helping you target your learning goals and objectives for maximum progress… 1. First, do a “Current Assessment” of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that exist in your chosen career path. Dr. Peter Drucker used to say “To make measurable progress you…
Posted On Friday, 28 May 2021 00:00 Written by
You could hear Jimmy Duggan, played by Tom Hanks the manager of the Racine Belles, the All-American Girls Professional Softball T*E*A*M (AAGPBL) as he yelled at Evelyn when she threw to the wrong base that cost the Belles that game. “Are you crying?” Duggan repeated. Then he followed with “There’s no crying in baseball!” I disagree! Wouldn’t you think that there was a tear or two in Mickey Mantle’s eyes as he circled the bases after hitting #536 in his last home game against Red Sox pitcher Jim Lonborg on September 20, 1968 – one month shy of his 37th birthday. Or how about on October 8, 1956, when Don Larsen pitched that perfect game retiring all 27 batters in that World Series game? Larsen said afterward, “When it was over, I was so happy. I felt like crying.” My guess is he did! This brings me to 24-year-old Tom Burns who won…
Posted On Friday, 28 May 2021 00:00 Written by
For nearly three decades, Rick’s led more than 1,000 classes and workshops guiding real estate companies and teams to superior agent attraction, agent recruiting, agent retention, and systems surrounding all 3 throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is also a Master Coach with Workman Success Systems. Most of Rick’s coaching clients are top producing Teams, and in most cases, they also own real estate offices or franchises. He’s produced a daily inspirational video blog and presented keynote addresses to thousands of professionals from all industries and walks of life. Rick Geha began his real estate career at age of 22 while finishing a degree in Biology at Cal State Hayward and working in his family’s restaurant. By 1987, he had jumped in full-time and soon became the #1 agent at a local agency named Good Real Estate. By 1993, his passion quickly evolved to influence and leadership earning Rick a…
Posted On Wednesday, 26 May 2021 00:00 Written by
“New isn’t always better” many say; however, when it comes to digital technology, that may not be the wisest advice to pass along professionally. Yet despite warnings, many continue to protect and defend the status quo of systems and processes long outdated for the sake of comfort and cost savings. “It is what we’re used to,” comes the reply, or “The software moved to a subscription model; why pay every month when the old version is just fine?” We live in a world of exponential technological change, where new developments in software or systems aren’t always just for the sake of something new. From cybercriminals getting smarter to computers and devices operating faster than ever, the cost of using outdated technology will eventually far exceed the amount you’re saving in avoiding an upgrade. Old Systems Can Be Dangerously Costly At one point or another, every organization’s knee jerk response to…
Posted On Tuesday, 25 May 2021 00:00 Written by
Jay Niblick is the founder and CEO of Innermetrix Inc, an international consulting firm with offices on five continents specializing in providing full service consulting solutions to professional business consultants and coaches. He is also co-founder and Chief Science Advisor to the online coaching company InnerTalent. As one of the world's leading authorities on the application of Formal Axiology in a business environment, Jay is ideally suited to help you understand your own Genius and how to maximize it. He holds multiple technology patents and copyrights on psychometric instruments and methodologies relating to identifying and maximizing human talent, and is the author of the Attribute Index Profile (300,000 copies sold worldwide). He has been a paid keynote speaker and lecturer throughout North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, Australia and South Africa in the areas of strategic management, peak performance, executive coaching, leadership development and organizational development. Jay also sits…
Posted On Friday, 21 May 2021 00:00 Written by
Last Friday, May 14th was the 23rd anniversary of Francis Albert Sinatra’s passing. He was 83. It will always be significant to me since it was in May 1985 that I met him. Going back, I was a teenager when he first came on the music scene in the 1940s. His popularity as a teen-idol was phenomenal. Perhaps the G.O.A.T. of singers! Anyway, in May 1985, I was speaking for Budget Rent a Car at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas before it became the Bellagio. I noticed that Frank Sinatra was performing at Caesars Palace that evening.  I called Herb Alpert (TJB) for whom I had worked in the early 1970s to see if he might have a connection to get me a ticket for the Sinatra show. I told him I didn’t want a comp. He called later with good news. So, after my Budget speech, I walked to Caesars.…
Posted On Friday, 21 May 2021 00:00 Written by
Even as I write this article, jobs in industries ranging from entertainment and media to manufacturing and medicine are being transformed by artificial intelligence (AI) and its many iterations. Many people don’t even know they are already in a competition with AI and that several facets of their job are already being accomplished by a digital application or intelligent machine. Workers will not be able to outpace these machines simply by working longer hours or moving faster on the assembly line. The Science and Art of Every Profession There is a science and an art to every profession. In school, we learn the science side of our profession. When we graduate, we begin to learn the art side of our profession. It’s likely that when you see the word “art,” you are used to applying it to business and careers in moviemaking, designing, engineering, marketing and mass media, to name a…
Posted On Wednesday, 19 May 2021 00:00 Written by
It is clear that in business, many leaders and entrepreneurs alike chase and strive for stability. Whether it be in your bottom line or a product your organization is working to perfect, the concept of stability brings the comfort and illusion that you’ve finally “made it.” You and your organization have achieved success, and now it’s time to kick your feet up and savor the sweet satisfaction of a job well done. However, the reality is that this mindset is more detrimental than anyone realizes. First and foremost, the concept of stability is often confused very easily with the dangers of complacency. If I were to ask a business reveling in stability if they think they are actually being complacent, many would disagree. However, the world we find ourselves in today is dominated by exponential, digital transformation of all sorts. Therefore, actively seeking a plateau to progress where you can…
Posted On Friday, 14 May 2021 00:00 Written by
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