Why mastery of the fundamentals is so essential

Today, our Basketball Coach (Famous Marmolejo) had a work related conflict and couldn’t be present for our 1st game. He asked me if I could coach the game. My first thought was sheer panic because I really had not paid close attention to his plays and strategies during the practices and had a high level […]

Chaos and Readyness

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Are you ready for whatever comes at you? When I was in the Army, most of what we did was to prepare for chaos. The last thing we wanted was to be SURPRISED by something we weren’t prepared (Equipped and Trained) to handle. Virtually all of our […]

“Live Fire Exercise”

Military Troops train incessantly. They practice practice practice . . . Assemble – Disassemble . . . Assemble – Disassemble . . . Assemble – Disassemble . . . and they DRILL Constantly. Mostly it’s about creating and affirming the value of discipline and coordination. The goal is to make “2nd Nature” every action required to survive […]

Getting the most out of your Time, Energy, and Money . . .

We all have MANY “opportunities” to spend money on our businesses. Whether it be marketing schlock, media ads (radio, TV, Print), Direct mail, BLAST email, Internet SEO, we can all spend a $gazillion dollars$ every month with the hope that it’ll perform as promised by bringing us MORE LEADS which will convert to MORE CLIENTS ultimately leading to MORE SALES which puts MORE MONEYin […]

Learning from the Janitor

As we were driving to my daughter’s school yesterday morn, we passed Stokes Elementary . . . Jessica said: “Why would JANITORS need TRAINING?” There’s a bit of a “back Story” here. Stokes is a GRAND OLD building that was an elementary school for YEARS. My guess is that Metro Schools “decommissioned” it as a […]