Sep 192018


“You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.” — Andrew Carnegie


“I’m going to share with you the key to success in any business. The secret in a word, is heartpower. Capture the heart, you’ve captured the person. Get people to fall in love with your company.” — Vince Lombardi

Here are some tips I’ve been learning about speaking to Millennials about our businesses and/or products:

Talk about what is relevant to their style;
Realize they deserve respect and give it to them;
Recognize that they are tech savvy, educated and have a lot more information;
Be transparent. They can see right through …


Millennial business owners aren’t shopping for products and services so much as they are looking for solid business partners to forge a future with.
Therefore, “Millennials are less brand loyal than other generations.” — Goldman Sachs, Business Insider, Andy Kiersz
Interesting statistic for small businesses. It’s the relationship that counts to these young people who comprise a huge part of the population.


When you’re through learning, you’re through. – Will Rogers


Good Monday morning! Starting a new week and ready to learn new things! Always stay in student/learning mode. We can be either green and growing, or ripe and rotting.


Three most dangerous words: I know that.


There are people who start a business and in a matter of three months, want to solve all the financial problems they’ve been carrying for years.
Well no business works that way.
It requires time and persistence. — Paulette Cheverie


A long term, successful home business isn’t about speed, it’s about persistence.


For all home business entrepreneurs, remember, you win the game by focusing on the actions you need to do now.
How do you climb the staircase? One step at a time.
Don’t get ahead of yourself.

I get these gems from weekly leadership and business training. Just passing them on. ;) mlr


The philosophy of Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is, “My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That’s it. I don’t have any other goals.”
Makes sense to me. Next phone call. Next appointment. Next member. Keep it up! One step at a time.


Good Monday morning. Starting another week, looking forward to what it will bring. Smile today. Be positive. Be encouraging. It will come back around to you in leaps and bounds.


The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says:

“Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations can lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These feelings are normal reactions to life’s stressors.
But some people experience these feelings daily or nearly daily for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning. These people may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both.”

We all experience anxiety sometimes

We all experience anxiety sometimes

There are things a person experiencing these feelings daily can do to help themselves. Read more about ideas you can use to help yourself or a loved one who is experiencing this.

Even home business owners need a business plan to be successful. Associate yourself with a company that helps you with that. Do your research.

Home Businesses Need a Business Plan

Home Business Plan


Keep moving forward with patience, persistence and perspiration … and smile while you go. It will make someone else smile too. I promise. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” — Napoleon Hill


I post a lot about mentoring and coaching because that is part of what I do. Here is a little helpful tidbit for those who are being mentored and coached, including mentors and coaches: Be coachable. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. It’s already been invented. mlr


A post from a year ago: The question was recently asked by an awesome coach, “What do you learn when you fail?” How interesting. We should all ask ourselves that. The things that hurt instruct, if we are willing to accept that instruction. — Martha


If people can’t trust you, you can’t mentor them.

Trust Integrity Sincerity

Trust Integrity Sincerity


Be dependable and committed. I know it’s easier for me to trust people who display those qualities. Credibility is part of the framework of trust. When we are dependable, trustworthy and committed, people trust us. More importantly, it continues to teach us how important those qualities are and allows us to have a better view of ourselves and contributes to our overall wellness. mlr


Our actions speak loudly to our team mates, business associates, work mates, friends and family. Let’s make sure they are good. It’s one of the things that a healthy life are made of. :) mlr

“Your actions speak so loudly I cannot hear a word you say.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


Say what you mean and mean what you say. This will help us think about our decisions, which helps us emotionally and mentally, which also helps our physical health. It also develops character, which allows people to trust us, which helps in our relationships, which helps us emotionally and … . Oh, it’s a circle. mlr


What Character is by Frank Vandersloot

What Character is by Frank Vandersloot


These posts are designed to be inspirational and help us in our efforts to have healthy lifestyles.  Enjoy.