How tough do you think it would be to start in a new business and within 3 years gain 8-12 new clients per month and realize a 30% annual increase in sales without making one cold call? This is precisely what Lloyd Winkler has achieved since he left his senior level position in the garment … Continue reading Lloyd Winkler Senior Financial Consultant
You ever wonder if peak performers ever get nervous? Just ask Rich Beem, the 2002 PGA Champion and a virtual unknown to the golfing public. Unknown at least until last weekend. He is now well known for taking Pepto-Bismol to calm his stomach down. Bob Hope was asked how he gets rid of the butterflies. … Continue reading What, Me Nervous?
“Growth is survival” Unknown Source TRANSLATION: To stay alive in challenging times, survival is not good enough. You always look to grow. This way you will always be ahead of the curve no matter what challenges come your way. And, if for some reason, you don’t achieve 100% of your growth goals, at least you … Continue reading Growth is survival
Okay, the market is down 20% in a few short weeks. People are being laid off and companies are cutting back. So what! While business may not be booming like it was a couple of years ago, people are still buying. The world goes on. The question is are they buying from you? In markets … Continue reading Who Says People Are Not Buying?
If there is one group of professionals that are having a bad time these days, it is stock brokers. What do they sell in a down market? Just ask Harry Rudowitz, Sr. VP of Investments for the UBS/Paine Webber Private Client Group. He just sent me a letter describing how bonds (fixed income securities) are … Continue reading Finding Alternative Revenue Sources
Omar Minaya General Manager – Montreal Expos Imagine being named General Manager of a professional baseball team that is scheduled to be eliminated in one year and only draws an average of 4,000 fans per game. What a great job? Omar Minaya thought just that. Being named the first Hispanic General Manager proved to be … Continue reading Omar Minaya – Montreal Expos
A friend of mine, Matt Gibble, just left for Lake Placid to run an Iron Man Race. That’s swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running a marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Just the thought of thinking about this tires me out. In speaking to Matt before he left, he told me a story of … Continue reading No, No, No, No, No!
This Memorial Day Weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Bar Mitzvah of a very special young man, Joshua Feldman. Joshua is special because at the ripe old age of 13, he gave a speech that literally left everyone stunned—a speech that moved the entire congregation and left all of the adults with a … Continue reading 3 People and a Corned Beef Sandwich
Recently I was speaking with a client who was dealing with the untimely passing of a colleague. The client is a very successful executive who is known for effective leadership and the ability to motivate his troops. He told me he found it hard that week to get into work. Who would find it easy … Continue reading The Marathon vs. the Sprint
“…the Romantic Hero was no longer the knight, the wandering poet, the cowpuncher, the aviator, nor the brave young district attorney, but the great sales-manager, who had an Analysis of Merchandising Problems on his glass-topped desk, whose title of nobility was ‘go-getter’ -Sinclair Lewis TRANSLATION: There’s nothing more valuable than a Titan sales executive being … Continue reading Sinclair Lewis