Who matters

When negotiating people sometimes focus on the what and forget the who.

Who matters.

If you are looking at a partnership it’s not just about negotiating the best deal but you also want to have the best partners.

It’s easy to lose focus on this part but if you do, it’s something you might regret in the future.

Remember the best deals involve the right people…who matters.

Have a great day!


So many cool people

There are so many cool people in this world and instead of focusing on them, we waste our time with Snapchat filters, selfies and self promotion.

Wouldn’t it be great if we all knew about people like Malala Yousafzai, Shirin Ebadi, Betty Williams and Susan Haack? If we knew what these type of people are thinking, and how they come to think the way they do and where they are going next we could make some better decisions because they would force is to THINK!

We don’t have to agree with everything people think but understanding their thought process, especially people who are really doing things, will make us better thinkers.

Have a great day!



How often are people giving “facts” when it’s really just their opinion?

How often do we read a “fact” and not bother to verify it’s truly a fact and not someones opinion?

How often do we interpret a true fact and assume that our interpretation is also a fact?

Shouldn’t we all be doing more research and less repeating of “facts”?

Have a great day!



Nelson Mandela once wrote “It always seems impossible until it’s done”.

I love that quote because thinking back in time, there are so many things that were thought to be impossible…until they were done.

Flying in an airplane was impossible…until it was done.

Eradicating smallpox was impossible…until it was done.

How many things that we now think are impossible will be done in our lifetime? It’s somewhat mind boggling what can be accomplished with belief and determination.

Have a great day!


One negative

One negative voice can offset a lot of positive voices.

It’s amazing how one persons negativity can drain an entire room of energy.

One no can put doubt in many people wanting to say yes.

When trying to get approval, or consensus, it’s important to figure out where the negativity will come from and try to change that…and if that doesn’t work, you might have to get rid of the no’s all together.

Have a great and positive day!