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‘You Have the World by the Tail’

We all have the world by the tail

‘We have the world by the tail son’, he said to me just after I snapped this pic this morning

He was a tall, older, bearded man…weathered but wise looking.

As he walked by me I said ‘good morning’ and smiled. I was drinking my coffee and feeling really good as I appreciated such a unbelievably beautiful morning in the desert (see the picture above).

‘Good morning’, he replied back and as he walked by he stared straight at me…as if to make sure I was listening. Then he said:Continue reading

What is Your Excuse for Not Getting What You Want??

What is Your ExcuseI’ll get straight to the point: What is your excuse for not getting what you want in your life??

So on the heels of the little rant the other day that definitely belongs in the what is your excuse category, I have the following little ditty from a kind ol fellow:Continue reading

How to Stop Blaming Others in One Easy Step

Got a little story for you that might help you learn how to stop blaming others…

“This is just another scam to get my money, right?”

I could feel the whiny, tire-kicking, excuse-making ‘I-want-400K-by-next-week-done-everything-for-me’ attitude a mile away…

How to Stop Blaming Others in One Easy Step

‘See?? It’s not really Ken’s fault why you’re not making money. You might want to stop making excuses and get to work…’

This lady really had it in for me too. ‘Gertrude’ we’ll call her (to protect the complaining)…and she took one hell of an exception that she was on my email list and that I dare send her an offer trying to sell her something. *gasp*

“All I get are these emails from you telling me I should buy this and buy that! It’s always something EVERY DAY! You’re just a 2 bit car salesman trying to take my money! Well I’m not falling for it and I’m reporting you Mr. Holland!!”Continue reading

Create Your Own Path to Save Your Ass

Why you should create your own path

I believe you need to create your own path but be careful of bad breath…

A story:

About 15 years ago I had a sales job for a watch company. I spent my day visiting jewelry stores and on the phones with them when I wasn’t out in the field.

I’m not going to sugarcoat it. I hated the job. The reason? The jewelers I met were some of the rudest people I’d ever met (so if you’re a jeweler…sorry…just my experience). But I had another reason: I hated having a job, period.Continue reading

Stop Doing Stuff You Hate

Stop Doing Stuff You HateThere is almost nothing worse than doing stuff you hate.

Let’s be honest here. You have to occasionally deal with things you hate or at least things you dislike. Seeing certain relatives, going to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get our license renewed, eating cauliflower (well…I hate it).

But there probably is no greater (or common) example of the stuff you hate more than going to a job that you despise.  And since that is one of the main topics of this blog, I want to focus on that.Continue reading

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