A Goal without a Plan is a Wish We’ve all heard these words from the great French adventurer, Antoine de Saint-Exupery; “A goal without a plan is just a wish,” and that’s certainly true. And it’s usually about this time of year, after establishing some pretty lofty personal and professional goals that we begin to drift back to where we were before we established those lofty goals. So is it any wonder that we find ourselves in the same place again at the end of the year? No. One can take on a few different perspectives concerning this topic of …

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Randy’s Blog | By the Seeds That You Sow

Posted on January 14, 2015

There are very few who have not heard this famous quotation from Robert Louis Stevenson; “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you sow.” And as reasonable as these words may be, most folks still focus on the harvest, rather than the sowing. Many writers have written countless thoughts throughout the ages and used the ‘seed’ as an analogy for growth, and rightfully so; from Seneca to Og Mandino, writers and philosophers have concluded that if one intends to reap a strong harvest, one must first sow. And Johann Wolfgang von Goethe observed …

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Another New Year is upon us with the slate wiped clean and new opportunities awaiting each of us. For some people the previous year might have been your best year. The many new small business owners who just started in 2014 are reliving the new changes in their daily routine from their prior careers. the experienced business owners are doing their review of career goals and business plans of 2015 and wondering how different this 2015 will be. During this new month, new year, and new innovative time, I recommend we all become students again and look at the New …

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Words from Rita: What’s Holding You Back?

Posted on October 27, 2014

Success is not easily defined.  You know it when it happens to you and you feel it when it occurs to you in various life activities.  Most individuals desire success in all aspects of life whether it is personal or business success.  If you are not achieving what you deserve, here are some helpful suggestions. One must be personally motivated.  Others cannot motivate you to change behavior.  Sales agents must have the personal drive and leap of faith to start each day with a can-do spirit.  Where does it come from? I believe it comes from the courage to believe …

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Randy’s Blog | Fulfilling your potential

Posted on October 24, 2014

Ben Herbster said, “The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.” And that “difference” he speaks of would best be called our ‘potential.’ What a shame it is to be discontented with where we are in our career, discontented with the level at which we are producing, and discontented with our income level, while simultaneously possessing the potential to change all that, yet be unwilling to do what we must to overcome that difference. Most people know what they need to do to overcome their obstacles, but they choose to do anything and …

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