The elections are done, the markets are sifting through the results and thinking about what it all means. The ten-year treasury auction was about as bad as it gets, and we get the CPI numbers this morning that will push the inflation issue to a series of new discussions. Then there are all the internet click baiters that will push a housing narrative that is loaded with tragic headlines so that people are forced to click and look at the wreck! You have choices, and so do your clients. Everyone lives someplace. You rent or you own. There is a cost either way. Historically, ownership is the chosen path for better than 65% of the population and remains the “American Dream”. The key to getting in front of those people who are in a position to make that choice is actually easier than you think, provided you have a plan…
Posted On Monday, 14 November 2022 00:00 Written by
Karyn Buxman is a TEDx speaker, successful author, brain-based high-performance coach—and a neurohumorist (she lives at the intersection of humor and the brain.) As The Global Expert in Strategic Humor for Business Karyn helps high performers go from great to world class. From the Mayo Clinic to the Million Dollar Round Table, organizations around the world hire Karyn to educate, inspire, and entertain their audiences again and again. She’s one of 254 people (and only 53 women) in the world to be inducted into the National Speakers Association's Speaker Hall of Fame. Her latest book, Funny Means Money: Strategic Humor for Influence & World Domination will be published by ForbesBooks in 2021. Karyn is serious about humor!
Posted On Thursday, 10 November 2022 00:00 Written by
Patience is a virtue. Throughout much of childhood, our parents and guardians instilled in us to be patient or to wait calmly for our turn at something. Having patience is an important characteristic in everyday life, but as an adult — especially if you are a business leader or C-suite executive — too often does the concept of patience become a hands-off defense mechanism used to fight discomfort in facing change. The mindset that surrounds this behavior is known as “wait and see,” where a company tries to simply wait out the storm of disruption patiently, hoping the status quo will remain intact after the clouds clear. Take it from my decades of experience in helping both disruptive and disrupted clients: The wait and see mindset is extremely self-destructive thanks to the speed of digital disruptions, how competitors are leveraging them exponentially, and the rate of change in the general physical world…
Posted On Tuesday, 08 November 2022 00:00 Written by
There are dozens of old sayings that apply in today’s market, you can pick from any of all that you like: Everything works, nothing doesn’t. The harder you work, the luckier you get. If you do what you always have done, you will get what you have always gotten; but if you don’t like what you are starting to get, stop doing what you are doing! Those that succeed are willing to do the things that those that fail will not! You must do what the others won’t, so you can have the things that the others can’t!   The common ground is that they all hold true to a very simple reality; if you don’t do the work, you can’t receive the reward! Think about it. For the last few years loans fell from the sky. Purchases, refinances, it was all so easy. There were just so many opportunities…
Posted On Monday, 07 November 2022 00:00 Written by
Posted On Monday, 07 November 2022 00:00 Written by
Entitlement carries the definition “give right(s) to.” Parents give certain rights to their children. Football coaches often give their quarterbacks the right to alter a pre-set play – called an audible. The operative word in this definition of entitlement is give. Someone must give the right to another. Today’s parents are often concerned about young people who “feel” they automatically have rights without them being given. This is in no way in conflict with what “certain inalienable rights” means. Many generations before never felt they were entitled to anything that they didn’t earn. If they didn’t earn it, they didn’t get it. Period!
This now leads us to today’s sports stars. The opinion here is that there is a difference between sports stars and athletes, who by the definition herein are those who carry the responsibility of earning what they gain. Entitlement is not even in their dictionary.…
Posted On Saturday, 05 November 2022 00:00 Written by
The phrase “You have got your head up in the clouds” is no longer an insult in today’s world — having your head in the clouds may be the best way forward in business! Of course, I’m talking about Augmented Reality (AR); a transformative, disruptive digital technology that has been gaining traction for years and looks to be continuing its exponential growth trend in the years to come. What was originally viewed as only a feature to interactive video games of the future has now made its way into a multitude of industries, and now there are even more opportunities for entrepreneurs and business leaders to leverage AR in advantageous ways.
Bear in mind, it is not always a specific product or service that advances in AR pertain to. Oftentimes, it is industry-level disruption caused by transformative technologies like Augmented Reality, niche applications of AR that bring new sectors of…
Posted On Tuesday, 01 November 2022 00:00 Written by
We have covered the first three elements of business planning; Assessment, Destination, and How we get there; now we have to pull it all together and create the SCHEDULE by which we actually implement and accomplish the things we have set out for ourselves to do. Much of this can be found on the website in the Personal Development section. You can use the basic “Referral Triangle” information and the “Schedule Advantage” to put together the task list, focus, day and time you are going to execute and track your activities and your results! Questions you will need to ask yourself are: Is my Referral Triangle in balance? Have I created the task list for each section? Do I have specific focus for each day of the week? Do I have a preference as to when I do what I do? Have I put tasks in order? When do I prefer to manage the three areas…
Posted On Monday, 31 October 2022 00:00 Written by
Jack Kemp and I were strangely connected during his lifetime. He died on May 2, 2009, some 23 years ago. “Strangely” is an interesting word to use in our relationship. Kemp attended Fairfax High School in West Hollywood playing football as well as being the student body president. When he graduated, he attended Occidental College, located in northeast Los Angeles. He was a physical education major. But he was much more than that.
Jack was an excellent quarterback at Oxy and was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers of the American Football League – yes, the San Diego Chargers, which is now the Los Angeles Chargers. In 1960 he was selected as All-Pro. That same year I was invited to join the National Football League -as an official. My brother, Peter, was a freshman running back at OXY when Jack was a senior. Kemp once told me that Pete would have been on the same…
Posted On Friday, 28 October 2022 00:00 Written by
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