A baby's hug

A story from an unknown author -

"We were the only family with children in the restaurant.

I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly sitting and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, 'Hi.' He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in laughter.

And his mouth was bared in a toothless grin, as he wriggled and giggled with merriment.

Bringing HOPE into my thoughts

I used to read a lot of woodworking magazines and remember one story about how this former corporate exec turned woodworker (for profit) prioritized his day.

He wrote, "I always have numerous builds going on, from small repairs to large tables, bookcases, etc. And, I never really know what I'm going to work on that day until I get my 2nd cup of coffee, walk across the yard and open that door to m...y shop. Sometimes the anticipation is overwhelming!"

What an awesome way to start your day. Huh? I don't have "quite" that freedom. Do you?

Maybe we do.

I bet this guy had a lot of HOPE. I bet he intended to win, was always sensing victory.

Go into today with anticipation. Think about the day you have and bring HOPE into your thoughts.

Can HOPE be a discipline?

Follow-through. The energy it takes to work your database can be exhausting for many of us. 
In a lunch and learn yesterday we were discussing the differences in being "victory vs defeated" focused/oriented (the overall subject was "hope").

This morning, thinking about my database, how I haven't been near as diligent in my practice to "never-waste-a-handshake," I realized, in the context of the lesson I taught from Maxwell's book "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn," that maybe I don't have enough HOPE. 

Treating everyone fairly and justly...

Traditional marketing focuses on the masses, treating everyone the same. 

Guerrilla marketing treats everyone fairly and justly by treating everyone differently. 

Guerrilla marketers come to understand and practice win/win relationships.  

Guerrilla marketers think about their prospect's behavior and how to best relate with them. If you, the marketer, have a High D temperament, but your  prospect is a High C, your marketing "output" is naturally different that your prospects "input." You tend to be direct, to the point. You want to move through the process and get it finished so you can move on. Your High C prospect wants details, details and more details. The High C wants time to think through the details, ask questions and insure he gets good answers. 

If haven't taken a DISC assessment in the past year and would like to learn more about your temperament, email me at Danny@DannyLSmith.com for a link to a free online DISC.  

Danny L. Smith

"The top 1% of successful entrepreneurs build themselves ahead of their business."

Goal setting; are you willing to dig into the tasks?

Thinking about 2014. Success will be great deal about digging in and through

Time, Attitude, Skill, and Knowledge...with a bit of Style.

What are you willing to do differently to have something different?

Keller on Community & the Millennial Generation

Community is a big thing to the younger generation, but then, I suppose it is to many of us in one way or another. Keller points out how it has to move from the social media to more face-to-face.

Yet, many of us in the older generations can take a lesson on how community is built on-line.

Click below for a bit of Keller's wisdom (love this guy)...

To that end......