Sunday, December 30, 2007

Are You A Good Buy?

If I was to sum up the two skills that everyone needs for success my choices would be Selling and Encouraging. I don’t care what you do or where you do it; if you don’t have these skills you’re not going to be the best. You might have a great idea that ultimately makes you money, but without the ability to sell and encourage the chances of success are slim.
If you’re just starting out in a new career someone has to come along and sell you on a job and then encourage you to try, even through mistakes. They wave off the mistakes, tell you how to avoid it again and then encourage you to try again. That manager, teacher, or leader will garner your respect and will you into success by drawing out your maximum effort. They will sell you on the fact that you can do it and give you the freedom to make mistakes and grow. Their salesmanship and encouragement will make all the difference.
You as a new employee will be selling yourself from the interview through the job. You will present yourself in such a way that any employer will want to give you a try. You will use words of encouragement that will make an impression that you can do the job and your willingness to give it a full effort. The successful candidate will demonstrate the action and enthusiasm that sells and encourages the employer that they made a good choice.
Selling and Encouraging are the skills that will carry you the farthest. Your ability to understand how these skills influence those around you will ultimately decide your future. Try to remember that everyday those around you have to decide to buy what you’re selling. From co-workers to bosses, from managers to the ultimate customer, everyone is being sold you as a product. The ultimate question is, after looking at your daily output, would you buy what you’re selling?

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Mitt Hit a Home Run

I didn't hear him give the speech but in its reading you can find vast wisdom. Whoever wrote this speech should be paid double what they are making. The writer took the truths of centuries and wove them into one of the best speeches on American History, Politics and Religion that I have ever read.

I don't agree with Mitt on everything but this speech was fantastic. The challenge will be backing up this speech with your actions. Perhaps Mitt would make the cut or even the VP.

Speech Highlights:

Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone.

There are some for whom these commitments are not enough. They would prefer it if I would simply distance myself from my religion, say that it is more a tradition than my personal conviction, or disavow one or another of its precepts. That I will not do.

Americans do not respect believers of convenience. Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain the world.

We separate church and state affairs in this country, and for good reason. No religion should dictate to the state nor should the state interfere with the free practice of religion. But in recent years, the notion of the separation of church and state has been taken by some well beyond its original meaning. They seek to remove from the public domain any acknowledgment of God. Religion is seen as merely a private affair with no place in public life. It is as if they are intent on establishing a new religion in America – the religion of secularism. They are wrong.

Go and Read it all here

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Teddy Bears and Tolerance

What has suddenly sent all of islam over the brink? Even the smallest things are upsetting the various Muslim groups. You can't draw or even suggest anthing having to do with Islam, even if you don't know the difference.
It remind me of the crazed expression, "Death Penalty for Parking Violation". It demonstraits the extreme extension of simple events. This extremism has started to become the norm.
I was happy to see some sense in the situation shown by the leader of the Sudan. This is getting way out of hand.

Other Reading:
Muhammad teddy haters: Died in the wool
'Don't let teddy bear b-tch see light of day'