Tag: #success_soup

Success Soup – Y is for Yearn

There are a lot of words that you can use to describe wanting something – want, desire, quest.  But I am going to suggest to you that if you really want to succeed, those terms are simply not enough.  Yearn is defined by Random House as: “to have an earnest or strong desire; to long” […]

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Success Soup – R is for Rainmaker

According to Wikipedia, a rainmaker is a person who brings in new business and wins new accounts almost by magic, since it is often not readily apparent how this new business activity is caused.  Sales is not a term in their vernacular.  Business development and leveraging long term relationships is where it is at. Rainmaking means making a big […]

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Success Soup – J is for Journal

Miss the first post in this new series – Alphabet Soup of Success?  Click HERE and go back to the beginning. ——————————————————————- One of my favorite things in the world to do is to go to Barnes and Noble and shop for leather journals. Keeping a journal is one of the best investments of time.  It allows […]

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Success Soup – I is for Iconoclast

Miss the first post in this new series – Alphabet Soup of Success?  Click HERE and go back to the beginning. ——————————————————————- Status quo is a cherished institution.  And yes, I do attack the status quo on a regular basis.  Well, I wouldn’t use the word attack so much as the word challenge.   Tom Fishburne at […]

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Success Soup – H is for Horizon

Miss the first post in this new series – Alphabet Soup of Success?  Click HERE and go back to the beginning. ——————————————————————- In the course of your business life, storms will come. This is not an “if”, it is “when”.   In this photo, the storm is well off in the distance and the water is still calm, […]

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Success Soup – C is for Change (and that is a CAPITAL C)

Miss the first post in this new series – Alphabet Soup of Success?  Click HERE and go back to the beginning. ——————————————————————- Change is one of those success elements that some of you would just love to run away from. “Our fishbowl is quite nice and comfortable”, you say.   “Look how far we would have […]

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Success Soup – B is for Benchmark

Miss the first post in this new series – Alphabet Soup of Success?  Click HERE and go back to the beginning. ——————————————————————- For the past 18 years, my “day job” has been as a strategic consultant.  Any consultant worth their salt knows that in order to measure success you must have a benchmark – a basis for […]

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Success Soup – A is for Acumen

This is the first in a series – Alphabet Soup of Success. Many of us would think about the domain part of expertise when we hear the word “acumen”, such as in “business acumen”. I maintain that the really important part of this definition is the combination of being able to make good judgements and […]

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