August 2015 Blog Posts (27)

If A Fly Can Fly And You Can't, Does Meditation Really Matter? :-)

For over 30 years, I've loved meditation.

Meditation always calms me down.

Meditation always enhances my creativity.  

And I've heard all manner of powerful things attributed to it.  

But, even with all the…

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Added by Vincent Wright on August 30, 2015 at 9:03pm — No Comments

#DREAMESE: #KeepSTRONG and Hold on to Your DREAMS!

There's nothing in life quite like dropping your long-held dream & then, seeing others pick it up with GREAT PASSION & SUCCESS. #KeepSTRONG!

Added by Vincent Wright on August 29, 2015 at 1:53pm — No Comments

An App for Retirement Planners

At Austin App House, we're currently putting the finishing touches on an update to an app we built for a client called RetireMax.  RetireMax is a retirement planning app designed to make your daily work quicker and easier.

  • Answer client questions quickly and efficiently
  • Draft consistently high quality retirement plans
  • Save, download, and send client scenarios

The client is probably one of the best client's one could possibly have.  Smart,…

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Added by Gerald Bailey on August 28, 2015 at 11:16am — No Comments

Getting Past Gatekeepers on the Phone

Now in calling we normally use what I call the Payton to the right, Payton to the left, Payton up the middle technique. We hit the line with honesty and directness and it works 9 times out of 10. But if you’re having problems getting through or it is one of those need to have accounts sometimes you need to call out of the box.

1. Call and ask for the Sales Department.

Sales always answers. Talking with salespeople can be an…

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Added by Howard Larson on August 28, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 17: I Can See Forever

Back in the early 70’s there was both a hit song titled I Can See Forever and a best selling book about GM titled On a Clear Day you can see General Motors. The point of the analogy can be rooted in Deming’s 6th point of quality. In this point he emphasized…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 28, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Roles and Responsibilities for Organizational Change

Addressing changes to how an organization performs work can be very challenging. The key to being successful is being prepared for handling changes. Being prepared involves knowing and understanding that there are at least five different roles and associated responsibilities needed for making effective…

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Added by Henry Schneider on August 27, 2015 at 5:54pm — 1 Comment

The Ever expanding staffing function!!!

The Ever expanding staffing function!!! 

So this is going to be the start of a 5 part series in the expansion of the staffing function. What I mean by…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 27, 2015 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Larson’s ABC’s

A. Avoid negative people, places, things and habits.

B. Believe in yourself.

C. Consider all things from every angle and opinion.

D. Don’t ever ever ever give up.

E. Enjoy life now! Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is yet to come. Now is all you have.

F. Family and Friends are the hidden treasure of life.

G. Give more to others than they give to you or…

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Added by Howard Larson on August 27, 2015 at 10:52am — No Comments

We have to want something GREATER than death

We have to want something GREATER, FAR GREATER than someone else's death. #Betterese #Bestese

Added by Vincent Wright on August 26, 2015 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Lukewarm is not warm enough to brand

How can your brand strategist brand you right if they're lukewarm about you, your product, your service, or your company?? ‪#‎Brandergy‬

Added by Brandergy on August 26, 2015 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Encouragement doesn't require perfect words.

Encouragement doesn't require perfect words. Encouragement merely requires letting someone know that you want the best for them.

Added by Vincent Wright on August 24, 2015 at 9:48am — No Comments

Re-Branding Morning Mornings in 2 Minutes

Together, we could PERMANENTLY RE-BRAND Monday mornings in 2 minutes! On Monday mornings, pick up the phone, CALL someone, & ENCOURAGE THEM.

Added by Vincent Wright on August 24, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments

While Waiting...

Waiting does NOT mean doing nothing or helplessly sitting on your hands.  You can do a LOT of GREAT things while waiting for greater things.

Added by Vincent Wright on August 23, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 16: Better Late Than Never

I am consistently seeing the statistic that 75 percent of all process improvement efforts fail. Why such a high rate of failure? Part of the problem is the tendency for management to put off the start of the improvement efforts. The reasons for it run the gamut covering a wide spectrum. The purpose of this segment of the TLS Continuum series is to consider some of those reasons and why we don’t jump into the process.

 Reason #1: The solutions are not the way we do things in this…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 22, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Fightese

Unless you need to fight, don't fight. But, if you need to fight, PREPARE to fight.  #fightese (the language of fighters & fighting)

Added by Vincent Wright on August 21, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Superior Practice Beats Superior Attitude

  1. Having a superior attitude won't make you superior to the superior person who just stepped into the ring with you... #PRACTICE!!!!!

Added by Vincent Wright on August 20, 2015 at 4:03pm — No Comments

#StudyYourBody

The Unknown Body: YOURS shouldn't be one! #StudyYourBody (It's more than a face, you know...???)

Added by Vincent Wright on August 19, 2015 at 1:10am — No Comments

It would be a mistake

It would be a mistake for anyone to sit around counting all of your mistakes ... even if the person doing the counting is you. #FOCUSESE

Added by Vincent Wright on August 19, 2015 at 12:59am — No Comments

TLs Continuum Part 15: Focus on the Process

Acme Manufacturing is a proud firm that has been serving its customers for nearly a century but lately they have been experiencing some problems. Just yesterday their largest customer called the CEO of Acme and told them if the reliability of their products did not drastically improve, the customer was going to take their business elsewhere. The CEO immediately calls a management meeting and tells the department managers and HR if the human capital assets can’t do the job correctly then fire…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 17, 2015 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Vincent Wright on August 14, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments

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