Posts Tagged ‘motivation’
9 Selling Truths I'd Teach My Younger Self
My hair is now gray, and these are the 9 selling truths I’d teach my younger self. Professional selling began for me 26 years ago. I was 24, had a baby on the way and my family figured I’d starve. Gratefully, I now have lots of wins and losses under my belt, and I’m still…Read More
Proven Success Formula?
Everyone is interested in a “proven Success formula,” right? In 2009 Chris Guillebeau wrote 279 Days to Overnight Success. I recently came across this excellent work by listening to a book by Jane Friedman about publishing a book. What I like about Chris’s work is the simplicity he offers in his approach to becoming a successful…Read More
Five Reasons You Should Stay at a Ritz-Carlton Once a Year
The first time I stayed in a Ritz-Carlton was in April of 1991 in St. Louis, Missouri. I went there for a work meeting and before that I had never heard of such a place. Growing up in Minnesota, we didn’t have any in our city. Amazingly, we still don’t. In May of 2005, I…Read More
The Yin and Yang of Turning Fifty Years Old
Fifty years ago today, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, Minnesota, I was born to Bill and Mary Gaslin. Looking back on being fifty years old, there is much I have learned and much I have yet to understand. I believe life is a series of trade-offs, the truth always lies somewhere in the…Read More
Par 4.5 – A Good Goal
The seventh hole at Bearpath Golf and Country Club is a 380-yard par 4, is the number one handicap on the course and a goal of making par is aggressive for a [player of my ability. The hole features a dogleg and a towering grove of trees on the right side of the fairway. Also,…Read More
What Drives People to Change?
In my experience, people change for their own reasons. For the most part, there are three primary reasons for why people make a change. While these three reasons may be different, they are not mutually exclusive. Change is forced upon them by a competitor. Change is created by an internal desire to achieve an outcome.…Read More
How Can Any Barrier be too Great?
How often are the barriers that we find in our lives created in our minds and subsequently manifested in our actions? The photo above is of a group of weeds that have pushed their way up through the asphalt on a jogging trail behind my house. This path was freshly paved one year ago and…Read More
A Positive Way to Start the Day
About five years ago, I came across a website called, dailygratitude.com. This site is run by a guy names Wes Hopper who used to be an engineer, has had some struggles, came across a system for helping him see the world differently by a guy named by Bob Proffet and now produces a daily gratitude…Read More