Saturday, May 20, 2017


 A good friend of mine, Jim Shorkey*, will tell you that arrogance is a sure road to leadership failure.

3 questions and food for thought---

1. Why do I act like I know something when I don't?
---  "The need to appear competent prolongs incompetence." ~ LF

2. How often do I get defensive when questioned?
---"Stagnation is the consequence of defending rather than exploring." ~JM

3. Am I the smartest person in the room?
 --- If you answered yes...then you are in the wrong room.

"The pursuit of excellence includes the acceptance that you aren't there yet." JM

The best leaders are the best learners. I say, ask the stupid question. Leadership is about being vulnerable enough to say,  I don't know. The more you ask the more you learn.

Excellent leadership begins with humility.

Humility enables development... arrogance destroys it.

*Jim Shorkey, creator of the Jim Shorkey Auto Group (7 dealerships throughout Pennsylvania)
and Life Success Coach.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Get The Lead Out Of Your ______ !!!!!

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AKA...Paralysis By Analysis

Calling all Entrepreneurs!....why do we do this?!

Yes, it is good that we examine things.
Yes , we need to be patient and cultivate business relationships.
Yes, we need to do our due diligence with respect to weighing our options.

But what I am talking about is; when the ball is in our hand, not a defensive player is in sight, our Team is surrounding us, and yet, we are afraid to run!?
… because we might trip, fumble, or not make it to the end zone?

*** Here are 7 great quotes about procrastination.
Read them, and then read them again…and oh by the way…read them one more time.

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
Abraham Lincoln

“How soon not now, becomes never.”
Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar. 

"Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy."
Wayne Gretzky

Even if you’re on the right track-you’ll get run over if you just sit there."
Will Rogers

“One of these days, is none of these days.”

“I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.”
Unknown Source 

“By not making a decision, you have made one.”
Bob Gambone - The Pecan Pie Guy. 

*** So come on entrepreneurs! Get the lead out of your butt and make a run for it!!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


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A very good friend of mine shared a great story with me a few months back. Her daughter, a very successful business entrepreneur, called her in a frantic and wanted to know when her “blankie” would be repaired.

“Blankie” was a blanket, hand sewn by her mother, and given to her on her second birthday. Now thirty-three years old, married, owner of a business, mother of two, and still relying on her “blankie” for security and comfort (especially for falling asleep at night)...well, she was in a panic because she had been without her "blankie" for three days.

Now before you stop reading this and thinking this is silly…hear me out!

Most successful people, that I know, have a “blankie” in one form or another.
Why not?! If an object brings us warmth, inspiration, security, happiness and hope…I say, got for it!

Recently I conducted my own little survey among some of my closest friends. Their “blankie”?  
Here are their answers:
  • -          Carries a picture of his dog in his wallet.
  • -          Bible in her purse.
  • -          Teddy bear given to her by her dad.
  • -          Cross hanging on lamp near his bed.
  • -          Lucky coin in his wallet.
  • -          Christmas pillow made by her grandmother.
  • -          Birthday pillow made by his mother.
  • -          Picture of her entire family taken at a reunion, placed safely on her mantel.
  • -          First love letter from her husband.
  • -          Blue scarf given to him, from his childhood sweetheart.
  • -          Mine?   My four marathon medals draped over the baby pictures of my three children.
So…….Who’s your “blankie”?