• Great Expectations

    Expectation:

    “the act or state of looking forward, anticipating”

    “a thing look forward to”

    “a prospect of future good or profit”

    The word “expectation” is a very relational and emotionally charged word. Expectations trigger hope; they imply pent up desires waiting to be fulfilled; they suggest give and take.  Expectations permeate every aspect of life – personal, professional, political, educational, etc. There is power in explicit or implied expectations, and significant impact in the consequences of met or unmet expectations.  The ability to effectively create, maintain, and meet expectations leads to achieving greater business and personal success.

    So, how do we manage expectations?
    Read more

  • Reputation: A Priceless Asset

    Reputation is “the estimation in which a person or thing is held by a community or the public generally.”  Reputation is determined by the perception and perspective of others, which is difficult to control and subject to vigilanteism – crowd rule or Groundswell.  The Internet has provided an inexpensive and easily accessible forum for the consumer voice and businesses are increasingly occupied with managing and monitoring their online and offline reputation.   As the popularity of social technologies grows, how does a business cultivate and maintain one of their most priceless assets – their reputation?
    Read more

  • Rock Solid Investments

    There is a lot of buzz online and in the media about the current state of investments – many are tuned in to the latest news about the state of the stock market and the housing market, the foundational investments that have been paving the road to riches and to long-term financial security. Although I sympathize with those who have suffered loss during the events of recent months, and my family has not been untouched by them, I choose to focus on my Rock Solid Investments, rather than dwell on the losses from the speculative ones.

    You may be asking yourself how any investment can be rock solid. Well, that is a great question! You may need to change your perspective to succeed with the following investments; the yields from rock solid investments cannot be measured in currency. Although they may not produce immediate, short term gain, they most definitely generate long term, eternal abundance.

    Here are my Rock Solid Investment Tips***
    Read more