Life is good

There are days that you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. On these days just about anything can set you off in the wrong direction. Keep focus on the positive, because at the end of the day, all that really matters is what good you put out into the universe. If you get started on the wrong track, remember, life is good and no matter what side of the bed you rise on, you should be thankful for all that GOOD you have!

Have a nice day!

Julie

The first time

The first time you tried cooking you probably weren’t very good at it.

The first time you tried drawing you probably weren’t very good at it.

The first time you tried riding a bike you probably weren’t very good at it.

Is it fair to expect others to be perfect the first time they try something?

Just a thought.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Ethics

How much time do you spend thinking about right vs wrong?

How much time do you spend discussing ethics?

How much time do you spend preparing to do the right thing?

If you are like most people the answer to all three of these questions is “not enough” and isn’t that a shame?

Have a great day!

Lawrence

New Things

Frequently we let new technology, new products and new ideas get in the way of what actually works.

We should spend more time asking if the new technology, the new products and the new ideas are significantly better than the old way of doing things.

If the answer is “no” than why are we so quick to change?

Just a thought.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Numbers

Many businesses have various reports, graphs and summaries that are used in managing their businesses.

The thing is, if you don’t understand where the numbers come from, how they are calculated and what they mean, you are just wasting time.

Recently someone involved in a business with me asked about an aberration in one of our reports. When I explained where the numbers came from he suddenly had a “light bulb moment” in realizing how some of the decisions he was involved with were affecting the bottom line.

One reason we don’t do a better job of understanding the numbers is the fear of admitting we don’t know something. For a long time I feel I have had the advantage of not worrying about admitting when I don’t know something or don’t know where something comes from.

The next time there are formulas, reports or graphs you don’t understand, go ahead and ask.

Have a great day!

Lawrence