This September will mark my third year as host of Up In Your Business on KABF radio. Though the show began as a mentoring program for entrepreneurs, it has become much more than that. It is the human-interest stories of my guests that listeners have found interesting and inspiring.
In order to mitigate risks, large companies become inflexible and impersonal. Avoiding the risk of discrimination is accomplished by discouraging nepotism. But, at FlagandBanner.com, we feel a societal duty to support our employee’s families and train the young. So much so, that our employee roster reads much like the book of Numbers in the Old Testament.
Its hard for people like me (and maybe you too) to let go and live in the moment; to “enjoy the ride.” I’ve done a pretty good job of training myself not to live in the past, to practice forgiveness for myself and others, but thoughts of the future can keep me preoccupied, worried, and impatient.
Contrary to popular belief, the phrase “I don’t understand” may be the most empowering sentence you will ever utter. As far back as I can remember, I was my father’s shadow– a bright, observant, and worrisome child, just behind his leg, listening to everything he said and didn’t say. I noticed early on when men […]
Most people my age are settled. They have lived in their home for a long time. In fact, most of my friends are in houses they bought decades ago for their once growing families. Since our children have since flown the nest, we all talk of downsizing and un-cluttering whenever we get together, but few […]
Have yourself a very merry Made in USA Christmas! ABC News recently did a story saying, “Economists say that if each American spends $64 on U.S. made items this holiday season, they’d create 200,000 jobs.” Wow, is it really that easy? Have a Made in USA Christmas and create 200,000 jobs??? No, because even if […]
Recently, I was asked to chair the Red Cross Blood Drive for my Club 99 Rotary group and I couldn’t have been happier. I have always liked the Red Cross. Part of my duties was to inform and invite our members and to solicit volunteers to help. I started thinking about what I knew about […]
Hiring is tricky. Employees are the nuts and bolts of most companies. Your company mojo comes from the spontaneous vibes your people emanate. Your company productivity comes from the fulfillment your people feel. Your mistake ratio comes from the pride your people share. Your company loyalty comes from the voice or your people being heard. […]
Launching a new website is like herding cats.Â It is allusive, unpredictable, and ever changing.Â No one, not even Google understands the whole business. I am not a newbie to this internet business.Â I launched my first website in 1995.Â I will never forget where I was, when I heard about this new-fangled business opportunity.Â […]
It doesn’t matter what kind of Thank-You card you send or receive, it is the thought that counts. Really! I appreciate a professional person taking the time write me a note because I know how busy they are. And a hand drawn note from a child has a special place in my heart because I […]