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Your mind can only absorb what your bottom can endure

Your mind can only absorb what your bottom can endure Ralf a

Marathon meetings and sales presentations are the bane of our existence any more. Then there are some folks who talk at you rather than with you. It’s a serious problem and if you are one of the people having organizing meetings and presentations I am hoping the headline of this post will serve you as a guideline for time limits.

If for nothing else hold yourself to a time limit of no more than 90 minutes between nature breaks. Check out tip number 7 on this helpful blog post from @sales_source. Do you really need more than that time for a meeting anyway? Meetings taking longer than 1.5 hours should be called a “retreat”. Unless you are solving world hunger you do not need this much time for solving whatever needs solving in a typical business setting.

Pay attention how many people you invite to your meeting as well. A meeting with up to 10 persons you will most likely be able to maintain a fairly great collaboration and you could still call this a working team meeting. More folks will render this type of “meeting” pretty much useless and be nothing more than an informational event.

Stick to the basics folks. The moment your bottom starts hurting it takes attention away from your brain and you are no longer in the meeting. Pay attention to this little detail and you will have much more effective meetings.


The one who sits in a glass house should not throw stones

The one who sits in a glass house should not throw stones Ralf a

If you want to complain about others, you had better have none of the issues you are complaining about.

Problem is that what you find annoying with others is also what annoys us with ourselves. There is one helpful acronym you may want to memorize: P.B.S. Pause – Breathe – Speak. Allow yourself some time to think and reflect upon whether or not a response is needed and what the best response is.

If you want to spare your glass house windows apply some P.B.S. daily. You won’t look like an ignorant fool too.


How to pick a barber – from a 12 year old boy’s point of view, part 2

How to pick a barber – from a 12 year old boy’s point of view, part 2 cup

The last post was about finding a new barber shop and how a 12 year old boy helped select it. Son Max and I got so much more than we bargained for. We sat down and were greeted by folks who were really passionate about their work; so passionate indeed that they gained two new regular customers. What that means to you is simply that you can take just about any career and turn it into something fun and also lucrative.

During my haircut my barber called the other one over to look at a hair challenge of mine. Some areas are really hard to cut because the hair has its own opinion where it wants to come to rest on my head. He then proceeded to tell me that he had picked up a new technique while vacationing in Ireland last fall. He had looked up the coolest hair cuttery in town and asked the owner if he could help out for the day. He was allowed to help and picked up a few new tricks.

Would this be on your vacation or bucket list? Would you have done something similar? Have you ever done anything like it ever? Wow and double Wow. I must admit I totally admired the guy for his passion for learning more about different hair cutting techniques. Excitedly he told me and showed me exactly what happened with my hair cowlicks and how he was able to tame them.

The cool thing about this story is that we can all fire off this little creative bit no matter what we do for living. There is always something more to learn from folks who do it at expert level. Those folks are typically also more than willing to teach you their craft.

All you need to bring to the table is a good dose of curiosity and the courage to actually follow up on your instincts and do something about it. Yup, that’s it. It may not be easy to be this positive, but you will not regret taking fate in your hand. You will go places and generate a much better income.


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