Imagine, if you will, a sunny, warm summer’s day. There is a carpet of green grass as far as the eye can see, when, all of a sudden a spaceship hovers above and lands in front of you. As it descends, there is a cloud of steam that appears and soon thereafter a hatch opens and you are the first on Earth to make contact with a life form from another planet.


Why is it during this time of year one gets inundated with offers from all sorts of ‘gurus’ on how to take your business to the next level.

These take the guise of everything from; getting qualified leads which require you to close and further offer hundreds and hundreds of those leads to being a ‘Master Trainer’ that will increase your business by 200% or more in a month. Yesterday I received three offers just like those and have reached my breaking point.

STOP IT!!! You know it is wrong and all you are doing is taking advantage of people.


Do you? Does anyone else see the major challenge in using those two little words?

While having a discussion in The Action Suite, for more information on this very unique business development program go to JoedaSilva.ca and click on the link, on how to think outside the box, Sheila Sutherland, one of business leaders in this group, stated: “Stop using ‘I know.” Even I was taken aback for a time and asked her to explain further and what she shared was truly eye-opening for everyone, including myself.


‘The greatest danger for most of us is not hat our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.’ ~ Michelangelo.

Here we are in the first full week of 2019, ready, willing and able to go get those goals that we set for us, or in some cases, goals that someone gave to us, however are those goals our real goals?

If we take a closer look at the quote by Michelangelo, are we kidding ourselves by making an unrealistic goal? Not in the fact that it may be too high, but rather is it one that does not stretch us?


communication4“How successful will you be if you only use 7% of something?”

This was the question I asked a group of individuals during a training session. The answer is obvious: “Not very.” My reply: “Then why are you doing it?”

If you have not figured it out yet, you may be using only 7% of one of the most critical functions of business and are expecting to be successful without using the other 93%. What I am speaking about of course is ‘communication.’


thinking and results feedback loopAs all of you can guess, especially if you have followed me for a while, I constantly challenge the status quo. More importantly, why are you not?

“The existing state of affairs.” is how the status quo is defined. It is interesting to note that the synonyms are ‘normalcy and normality.’ Also, one of the examples given is: “He is content with the ‘status quo and does not like change.” That is why I continually challenge the status quo; who wants to stay the same?

By challenging ‘normalcy’ it allows us to have an opportunity to have conversations about what is truly going on and how it may not be serving us anymore. Moreover, in today’s society, without challenging it one will find themselves always at least three steps behind the rest of society.