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Welcome to October! As you all know, October is the month I work with my clients to close the year strong by business planning for the coming year. This has proven to produce significant results because we have the time to flush out the plan and implement the new tasks, along with working through the new schedule, long before we start the new year. This not only helps us hit the ground running on January 2nd, but to really put together a strong finish to the current year. This is the first of four segments to help you succeed long before the others even begin!

The first step is the ASSESSMENT STAGE! In order to complete any journey, you need to have in place two things; where you are, and where you are going! So, first we identify where we are! Key questions you need to answer are:

How much business have I done this year?

Where did those opportunities come from?

What was the makeup of that business?

Did my monthly/yearly production improve/remain the same/diminish during the year?

Are we trending better or worse month to month?

Did my actual opportunities meet my expectations?

Where there any surprises when we did the math?

What worked better and what didn’t perform as anticipated?

Did the tools I used perform as desired?

Did my team perform as desired?

What are the things that need adjustment?

What new items would I like to incorporate into my business?

Do I need help with this analysis?

Do I have an CE requirements I have yet to complete for 2023?

This may create more questions than answers, but questions are good! We always need to question what we do, how we do it, and was the result of having done it worth the effort? Only YOU can answer these questions.

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Posted On Monday, 10 October 2022 00:00 Written by
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Posted On Monday, 01 January 2024 00:00 Written by

Ya gotta knock somebody down.” I could hear Head Coach Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers yell from the sidelines as I refereed games during my 31-year career as an NFL referee when I officiated games in Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Lombardi, one of ‘The Seven Blocks of Granite’ of Fordham University’s 1930s football team, was shouting to encourage his players that they must block and tackle during the game if they want to win. Lombardi’s method of blocking and tackling was solely with their shoulders and body – never with their helmets or head. Of course, in those days players helmets were of made of leather.

Today’s NFL players are using Riddell helmets made of plastic as are college and high school players. That often gives the players a false sense of safety which they believe allows them protection from injuryBlocking and tackling with the crown of the helmet is an unsportsmanlike conduct foul (15-yard penalty) and can often be called “targeting” leading to disqualification. Further, and more importantly, that type of contact can lead to cervical and spinal injuries with life-threatening results. The use of the helmet for tackling and blocking is highly discouraged at all levels of football.

Football is not the only sport that lends itself to aggressive play. Soccer, which is more frequently called football elsewhere, is a popular sport in the U.S. as well and is considered a contact sport.

These players are not wearing football-type uniforms yet make physical-type contact while the ball is in play. Further, soccer players often use their heads as use of their hands while the ball is in-play is illegal. The ball is often traveling some 30 plus MPH when contacting a player’s head. No foul is called for use of the head.

Basketball must be labelled a contact sport as well. I heard a former NBA and now Hall-of-Fame player who is a current NBA announcer say on television, “Ya gotta knock somebody down.” No, it was not Coach Lombardi. But he was sincere in his commentary. Do fans want to see that type of play in basketball? Evidently, they do as the NBA style is fast-growing and adopted by colleges and high schools.

Violent events are displayed by television programs that fill a large majority of our days. Do we want to accept this as normal or acceptable behavior?

Will you do all you can to avoid and even prevent violence in your world?

Posted On Friday, 07 October 2022 00:00 Written by
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