501, 2023

Don’t Omit this Training with New Hires

By |January 5th, 2023|

Don't omit this training  with new hires. When training new hires, share challenging expectations, and offer the training needed to achieve them. Several years ago, I was asked to take over the new hire basic sales training for one of America's top 50 (by net volume) home remodeling companies. Although the company had a competent [...]

301, 2023

Is It Time to Quit Smoking?

By |January 3rd, 2023|

Is it time to quit smoking? I quit smoking in 1997. It's been 25 years since I last took a drag on a Newport. At my peak, I smoked three packs a day. I survived, but there are lingering effects from my 25-plus years of tobacco use. I'm luckier than many. My lungs haven't been [...]

2912, 2022

I Failed My New Year’s Resolution and So Can You! (Originally published in 2012)

By |December 29th, 2022|

December 2012: It’s that time ‘o year again — New Year's resolution time. I know many of us have made resolutions we didn't follow through with; I’m certain I’m not alone. Last year, I made a very public resolution posted on my blog. Not only did I make one, but I outlined the milestones I [...]

2712, 2022

Why Do We Make New Year’s Resolutions?

By |December 27th, 2022|

So, why do we make New Year's resolutions? Interesting question. More than 2,000 years ago, the Babylonians observed a New Year's tradition of returning items borrowed from neighbors, which I believe were usually farming tools and mystery novels. In the early 18th century, Jonathan Edwards published a list of 70 resolutions. For Edwards, the resolutions were a guideline to [...]

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