September 5, 2013
June 12, 2013
- Who are your clients and how do they find you?
- What’s your strategy to deliver your product and/or service to prospective clients to meet their needs, solve their problems, or enhance their lives?
- Who are your ideal business clients?
- How well do you know your prospective and current clients?
- What’s your strategy to keep your clients happy and transform them to raving fans?
- What resources will you need to support your strategy?
- What’s your strategy to handle disgruntled clients and build their trust?
- What’s your strategy to continue moving your business forward when funds are low?
- What method(s) will you use to stay connected to your clients for repeat business or referrals?
- How will you demonstrate your appreciation for your client’s business?
- What strategies or tools will you use to measure your client's satisfaction?
Stop seeking secrets; just create and build your strategies. You’ll be amazed of the results you will reap and you will not need to keep this a secret.
June 10, 2013
Free riders are from different ethnic and economic backgrounds. They’re people who cheat on their taxes or avoid paying taxes due to tax shelters buried under complicated tax codes. They’re people who can afford to pay for healthcare, but choose not to; passing their expenses to the shoulders of people strapped with the high cost of health insurance. They're executives who receive government bailouts and bonuses, in spite of their misuse or ill investments of hard working citizens who lost their life savings. They’re also celebrities indulged with expensive gifts they can afford and may not want.
What about the poor? Are they simply sitting and waiting for a free ride or an opportunity to transform their lives? Not all of them. Why are the poor viewed differently when they’re provided with free opportunities or resources to improve their lives? Is it because the benefits to help the poor haven't been deemed a great investment?
Helping people transform their lives to become financial contributors to society can benefit us all. We just have to slow down enough to give others the same ride many of us were granted for free.
June 3, 2013
Government waste didn’t start in this Administration; it has been a normal way of business to avoid a decrease in appropriation dollars for each fiscal year. When an agency learns that it has an excess in appropriation dollars towards the end of their fiscal year, many government employees reap the benefits of training, conferences, and/or new equipment.
Training should never be used as a last resort to save appropriation dollars that will result in waste. This strategy decreases the value of education and training. If a government agency can operate on less money than originally appropriated, this money should be returned to Congress to bring down the deficit.
April 23, 2013
People normally show us their truth. However, some women second guess their intuition and what’s presented to them. Example, a man’s truth maybe sexual or financial infidelity – the woman’s reality is she’s living or in a relationship with a man who cannot be trusted. A man’s truth maybe, he’s married with children - a woman’s reality that dates him is she’s an adulterer and a person that doesn’t value the sacredness of marriage. Lastly, a man’s truth maybe physical, emotional, or verbal abuse – a woman’s reality is depression, fear; hope for change, low self-esteem or self-worth.
Women have to take charge of their lives and stop allowing their lives to be controlled or manipulated by false statements and be motivated by the true actions of others. Maya Angelou states, When people show you who they are, believe them. And, don’t view their truth through your ‘lens of potential’ because we all have potential, but only action creates change.
January 14, 2013
If you think you’ve been defeated, you are “more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:37)
If you think the world’s system has control over you, remember “greater is He that’s within you, than he that’s in the world.” (I John 4:4)
If you think you’re not loved and no cares for you, “God cares.” (I Peter 5:6-7)
If you think you’ve been cursed and nothing good will ever happen to you, “there is no good thing God will withhold from those who walk upright.” (Psalm 84:11)
If you think your efforts are going in the wrong direction, “the steps of a good [wo]man are ordered by the Lord.” (Psalm 37:23)
If you think your hard work is going unnoticed, “do not grow weary in well doing for in due season you shall reap!” (Galatians 6:9)
If you think your spouse will not surrender his will and life to God, they can become saved by the way we live (I Corinthians 7:13-14).
If you think it's impossible for a loved one’s life to be transformed, “all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27)
If you think God forgets to bless you when others are being showered with blessings, “God is no respecter of persons.” (Acts 10:34)
If you think your sins can’t be forgiven, confess them to God, because “He is just to forgive us of all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9)
If you think you can become saved based on good deeds, “it’s by grace that we are saved, not because of our works.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
If you think you have no purpose to live, God created us for His glory. (Isaiah 43.7)
If you think you’re unattractive, you came from the mind of God and “He fearfully and wonderfully made you”. (Psalm 139:14)
If you think it’s pointless to pursue your dreams or desires, “delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of our heart.” (Psalm 37:4)
If you think your enemies have the upper hand, don’t fret because “God will make your enemies your footstool.” (Psalm 110:1)
If you think everyone is against you because you’re a Christian, “if God is for us He is more than the world is against us.” (Romans 8:31)
If you think your job is drudgery, try completing your tasks “heartily unto the Lord and not unto men.” (Colossians 3:23)
If you think your gift is nothing compared to others, “every good and perfect gift comes from above.” (James 1:17)
If you think your life is headed for a dead end, “trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
If you ever feel alone, God will “never leave us nor forsake us!” (Hebrews 13:5)
If your life is in turmoil and without peace, “keep your mind stayed on God and He’ll keep you in perfect peace.” (Isaiah 26:3)
January 7, 2013
This experience is a valuable example about our minds. Our minds can be as clean or dirty as car windows depending on the environment or the number of times the car or windows are cleaned.
Here are a few suggestions to get a clean mind:
- If you're a habitual negative thinker, get real with yourself and discover the root cause(s)
- Separate yourself from negative people and environments - even family members
- Watch what you feed your mind and determine its impact
- Read God’s word and meditate daily
- Become a non-conformist to the trends of the world
- Eat right and exercise to exert negative energy and get proper rest
- Forgive people that have wronged or hurt you and realize their actions could be a result of unhealed wounds or pain
- When a negative thought comes to mind, immediately replace it with a positive one
Finally, Proverbs 23:7a states, For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.The way you think and feel about yourself and others will be reflected in your behavior. A transformed life starts with a transformed mind.