Is it easy to do business with you?

Businesses can have complex problems, but most best business practices can usually be summed up fairly simply. In my time in sales, I have found that doing the most basic of tasks in a consistent manner can set you apart from the competition. Simple task #1: Follow up with customers when you say you will […]

Devotional: Having an Eternal Perspective

Luke 12:15 And He said unto him, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” In Luke 12:13-21, Yeshua (Jesus), is approached by a man who wants his brother to divide the inheritance with him. The focus of the man is clearly […]

Podcast Review: How to Play an Infinite Game

I listened to a thought provoking interview in a podcast on my morning commute today. The Entreleadership Podcast put out a new episode where the host interviews best selling author, Simon Sinek, about his new book. Through Q & A Simon highlights some of the themes of his book, The Infinite Game, which is set […]

Succeed Where You Are

During my first few years of post-college work, I was fortunate to have multiple opportunities to move up at my company in both position and pay in a short period. But as you take on more responsibilities, roles get more difficult and there may not be as many open positions for further promotions. Searching for […]

Book Review: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

The story of the Wright Brothers is fascinating. It’s been a while since I listened to the book, but what stood out to me as the main theme was the constant pursuit to continuously learn. These brothers did not have PhDs. In fact, neither even had a college degree and Orville did not even finish […]

Biz Profile: Ken Goodwillie of Divine Design

I’m fascinated by entrepreneurship. The process of someone creating a business out of nothing and using that business to support their family, or create more jobs, or produce a product that helps people in some way is an amazing thing. What better way is there to learn more about small businesses and startups than to […]

Rest, Recharge, Relax, and Refresh

It is so important to spend pockets of time disconnected from work. Not only can these moments be enjoyable and memorable, but they can also help you return to work energized. Some may associate working unnecessarily long hours and never taking vacations as noble ventures that are the marks of a standout employee. But in […]

Don’t Be Overwhelmed

A few years ago I attended a sales training with professionals from my company and other companies within the industry. I was excited to network with people that did what I did and to learn new sales strategies along the way. Throughout the training sessions, I enjoyed interacting with the rest of the class, listening […]