Since I live in Kentucky people are always asking me about the Kentucky Derby and horse racing. Today Amazon Kindle is offering a free download of a book called “The Elite Elleve”. I don’t know of a better way to brush up on your horse racing fans.


When I started in the industry over 30 years ago I had a large poster in my office.  It was a quote from Dr. Forrest Shaklee which said.  "You Keep that Which You Give Away"  I was inspired this morning when I ran across this picture.   Check out the sign in the window.  Here is a business owner that really gets it!




We have all heard the phrase; what goes around, comes around.   More business owners need to think about how can I serve, instead of how can I make more profits.

Jim Rohn said it this way Your income is in direct proportion to the value you provide to the market that… Continue reading »

For those of you that send me emails and tell me I talk too much about sports in my newsletters and articles … Sorry.  For the rest of you, you will never look at Nebraska football the same, I know I won't.



Jack Hoffman Nebraska

"I never see failure as failure only as a chance for me to refine my skills"   I don't know where I heard this, or who said it, but I have never forgotten this quote.

Maybe it is just me, but there seems to be more people that perceive themselves as vitims now than at any other time I can recall.  Not a week goes by that someone doesn't tell me they are hesitant to try a new marketing strategy because of their past failures.

I just want you to know, it is ok to fail !!

In fact failure is required for us to ultimately succeed!

We seem to have become a society of people that are afraid to fail and hold on to past failures in our mind and live them over and over.… Continue reading »

I found the story below on Facebook, and I loved it.

Too many people enter the industry and try to do it
with the skill sets and mindsets they enter the industry


When you develop them, success is guaranteed!



It is not that complicated.  People spend all their time
looking for the easy, magic, push button system.

Unfortunately there are people everywhere promising
they offer success systems for the lazy and unmotivated.

They know that is what people want to hear.  Just
look at the people lined up to buy lottery tickets!

I have no doubt it is easier to take advantage of the
ignorant than to tell people the truth, but I don't know
how some people sleep at night.

You cannot fight the way it is.  If you go against the
wisdom of the ages
any success you have will be
short term.

Successful people in all walks of life are simply willing
to do what most people aren't.

END OF STORY….. There Aint no Fu Fu Dust!



You are… Continue reading »

Thanks to my buddy Charllie Thackston for sharing
this with me!

I had not read these before. Outstanding!
At a time when our president and other politicians
tend to apologize for our country’s prior actions,
here’s a refresher on how some of our former
patriots handled negative comments about
the United States.

These are good

Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France
in the early 60’s when DeGaulle decided to pull
out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US
Military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded,
“Does that include those who are buried here?”

Did not respond.

“You Could have heard a pin drop”

When in England ,
At a fairly large conference, Colin Powell
was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury
if our plans for Iraq were… Continue reading »

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