Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Who Owns Your Brain?

The title may seem like a silly question. Most people will say they own their brain. However, before you respond, I ask you to consider something. This question is analogous to food companies. Coca Cola, for example, says they want to own 20% of your stomach. To do that, they produce soft drinks, snacks and other foods for you to consume. Their goal is to entice you to fill 20% of your stomach with their products. The remaining 80% is filled with Pillsbury, Kellogg, McDonalds, Perdue, etc.

While you may not like this idea, when you think about it, consumers are loyal to certain foods and a percentage of their stomach is committed to a specific brand. In some cases, people are enticed by too many brands and they fill their bellies to 200%. That is considered over eating.

So what has that to do with your brain? There are many

Friday, April 26, 2013

Jim Rohn Quotes On How to Make a Fortune

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”Jim Rohn
While school is important, it is finite. Education, on the other hand, is infinite. Hence, that is the difference between making a living and making a fortune.
At some point, formal school

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Why Change Initiatives Need Changed Approaches


The Harvard Business Review published an article by Ron Ashkenas called Change Management Needs Change. See link above. He said while change management has been around for over half a century, 60%-70% of change initiatives fail.  

In the article, he sites one of the key obstacles to successful change initiatives is

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nikola Tesla's Quote On Great Achievement

“All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.”
This is a philosophy of the game changer. And Nikola Tesla was a game changer. In the late 1800s, he advocated and experimented with wireless technology.  However, the scientific community said he was

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Are You a Game Changer?

It could be said that Michael Jordan changed the game of basketball. Steve Jobs changed the game of cell phones. There are many more examples of game changers, like the Wright Brothers or Thomas Edison.

In the case of the Wright Brothers, they pursued a goal in the face of being ridiculed by the masses. After many, many attempts they continued until successful. Once they achieved their goal, the

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Small Businesses Are No Longer the Super Heroes of the US Economy

From Presidents of the US to guru consultants, we hear the chants. It has been repeated ad nauseam that small businesses are the most important enterprises for the US economy. However, when you look at research from the National Centre for the Middle Market at Ohio State University, you see a very different picture of reality.

Ohio State University did an analysis of mid sized companies in the US. They measured them by gross annual revenue between $10 million-$1 billion. They estimate there are 197,000 enterprises that meet this criterion. You may say so what.

Of those 197,000 businesses, they make up

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Do You Know Your Transferable Skills?

The skills and competencies to produce extraordinary results are rarely acquired. Why? Most of the explanations given for outstanding performers revolve around luck or genetics. Therefore, very few people have a way to impart a method for reproducing extraordinary. However, sometimes when people are faced with devastating odds against them, somehow they accomplish results that are considered miraculous.  You hear stories of people lifting a car off of their child.  Those abilities are inexplicable.  No one has been able to teach how to transfer those incredible talents that happen in a spur of the moment into professional or personal abilities. 

Throughout history, there have been instances where groups of people have taken on those abilities to avail themselves of great achievement.   Yet, when the emergency is over, it becomes