Mar 142011

Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc, famous for taking over McDonald’s in the mid-fifties and putting it on the path to become the giant, global restaurant operator we know today, asks an important question here. What is your response? Do you continue to grow and learn or are you stagnated and “rotting?” For some, the answer may be a bit uncomfortable. The successful people I know are always growing and learning. While they make take some time to enjoy the fruits of their success, the vast majority of time, they are focused on taking very deliberate steps toward their goals. They are hardly ever, if ever, just sitting back and “rotting”. It’s simply not in their character..

Jan 242011

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
Rene Descartes

Lots of people talk a good game, but it’s harder to fake what you do than to mislead with what you say. Sure, it’s possible and some become quite accomplished at that, but the reality is that what someone does is a much better indicator of what they’re thinking than what they say. Watch for actions, watch for results and filter all spoken words based on what you see actually happening and getting done. If you do so, you’ll be able to keep a much better handle on the reality of what people are about, what they’re really thinking, and sometimes even, what their true intentions are.