Innovation doesn’t always have to be a new, novel, big or revolutionary idea.
To me innovation is as simple as looking at any existing product, service, problem or process and determining if there is a better way.
Additionally, innovation doesn’t necessarily require some creative epiphany or even originality. It can simply be transferring existing ideas, procedures, or technologies that have already be proven useful elsewhere and applying them to your industry, company, life or to your particular situation. Read More
Sometimes there is a heavy price to pay when dealing with innovations.
Let me share the story of how I first came to learn the price of innovation…
It was a Friday evening in the summer of 1988, and I was sitting at home waiting for my buddy Chuck to call about our plans for the night when my dad walked in after a long day of selling real estate. Read More
Talk to almost anyone today, and they complain about having “no time.” It is obviously a boast disguised as a complaint when you hear this.
Our most frequent response when we hear someone say how crazy-busy they are: “That’s a good problem to have” or even “Better than the opposite.” And it isn’t ER nurses, doctors or people with three different minimum wage jobs who say they are “crazy-busy.” It is people like you and me who are lamenting our own self-imposed busyness. Read More
In last week’s post, I promised to share the top sales strategies of one of the greatest salesmen who ever lived, at least in our lifetime no doubt: Mr. Steve Jobs.
While Steve is known for his genius marketing and pulling Apple from the precipice of disaster and captaining it into the most valuable and beloved brand in the world, he was able to do all this because he was the ultimate salesman. Read More
We often hear the phrase, “Fake it till you make it.”
I know the loving intent people have when saying it, but it has dangerous consequences.
It’s a common catchphrase that suggests you imitate confidence so that the confidence produces success, which will seemingly generate real confidence.
But I have found that when people fake anything, they only produce more fakeness, and that leads to disconnect, trouble, misery and ultimately failure. Read More