The US Marine Corps has the motto “Semper Fi” which means “Always Faithful”

In business we should have a similar sounding motto of “Simplify”.

We tend to make our lives more complicated every day when we should be figuring out how to make it simpler.

One reason people don’t simplify their lives is it takes some time, some thought and some compromises. Since people don’t want to take the time, give the thought or make the compromises to simplify they choose to continue to live a cluttered, complicated life.

It’s my belief that if we make some sacrifices early to figure out how to simplify things, the long run benefits far exceed the early sacrifices.

Just a thought.

Have a great day!



You win the big game.

You lose the competition.

Your organization has a great event.

Sales were down this quarter.

The thing to realize about all of these things is while part of it is final, we still have to continue going forward.

When a team wins a championship, they have to start preparing for the next one right away.

When a sales report comes out there will be another one coming.

Too often we think of things with the idea of “the end” or “crossing the finish line” but in most cases the end of one thing is just the beginning of the next.

This is why long term planning is so important.

Just a thought.

Have a great day!


Talent vs Genius

The talented person gets things done others wish they had done.

The genius does things others couldn’t even imagine doing.

Talented people are extremely valuable.

Geniuses are invaluable.

Have a great day!


What do you stand for?

What are your values?

What do you stand for?

What truly matters to you in this world?

How are you trying to make a difference?

Many people would answer these questions one way but if you were to ask the people around them these same questions to answer about you, they would give completely different answers.

Are your words and actions the same?

If they aren’t, should you consider some change?

Have a great day!



It’s easy to avoid fear. Simply do nothing.

Don’t take a chance.

Don’t do something you haven’t done before.

Don’t be creative.

It’s easy to avoid fear but if you do so, you wont accomplish anything.

Fear can be good. Embrace it, look for it and then determine if it’s worth it or not.

Have a great day!


What we don’t do

A lot of groups talk about what they do.

They work hard.

They make things.

They are changing the world.

Sometimes it’s nice to hear what they don’t do.

It would be nice to know they aren’t selling their data (also known as OUR information).

It would be nice to know they aren’t hurting others.

It would be nice to know they aren’t mistreating their employees or customers.

Sometimes disclosing what you don’t do is just as valuable as disclosing what you do.

Just a thought.

Have a great day!