The Key to Success

The Key to Success

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” John Wooden What does the late John Wooden have to do with this generation’s retailer?  Absolutely nothing.  But...

It’s not your fault.

Sometimes leaders just have to pay the price. The price of people’s failures: People just “leave the ranch,” they break laws, they backslide and backstab, they believe it’s your job to solve their problems, the list could go on. Leaders have to...
Soil and seed can be like the chicken or the egg.

Soil and seed can be like the chicken or the egg.

What do you make of this? A farmer planted seed. As he scattered the seed, some of it fell on the road, and birds ate it. Some fell in the gravel; it sprouted quickly but didn’t put down roots, so when the sun came up it withered just as quickly. Some fell in...

Refiner’s Fire and Change

When your pain exceeds your fear of risk, you will begin the process of change. At a key crossroads of your career, ownership must ask, “Why does every day feel like a battle? What causes my frustration to occur? What standard is missing (or isn’t being...