The Wisdom of the Front Line

By Rick Boxx

A friend of mine, Paul, and some investors launched a new business with a promising new medical product. The product concept was excellent, but when the medical community used this new product, it was not effective because of significant design flaws.

Tags:  Wisdom

What Does It Take To Be Truly Rich?

By Robert J. Tamasy

A while back, my wife and I visited a restaurant and later filled out a survey about our experience there. In completing the questionnaire, we were automatically entered in a contest with a monetary reward. To our surprise, we were notified we had won and weeks later received a check in the mail. It was not for a huge amount, but we put the unanticipated money to good use.

Tags:  Wealth, Riches

Digging Extraordinary Out of the Ordinary

By Robert J. Tamasy

Remember how excited you were the day you got your current job? Maybe it represented the realization of a dream. Or the end of a lengthy job search after being out of work. Or finally receiving an anticipated promotion. Or it offered the opportunity to pursue your passion, and utilize skills and gifts in ways you never could before.

Tags:  Extraordinary, Attitude, Work

Building A Values-Based Business

By Rick Boxx

One of the most underestimated tools for any successful business enterprise is the foundation of values upon which it has been built. If a company’s goal is simply to make high profits, to close a lot of sales, or even to deliver huge quantities of products or services, it can lead to problems with the end serving to justify the means.

Tags:  Business

A Suggested Goal For The New Year

By Robert J. Tamasy

The Christmas celebrations are over, New Year’s Eve is next on the schedule, and then we are fully locked into the new year. In anticipation of moving into a new calendar year, many of us are also engaged in the annual practice of making resolutions or setting goals.

Tags:  Goal-setting, Goals, New Year

Preparing for the ‘Fourth Quarter’

By Jim Mathis

Life can be compared to a football or basketball game, or perhaps the final minutes of a soccer match. At some point you reach the fourth quarter. You feel tired, maybe hurting a little, but there is still time on the clock. There are still plays to be made. Chances are, they are the most important plays of the game. This is where you win or lose the contest.

Benefits of Being Authentic

By Rick Boxx

How do you feel when you suspect someone is not being authentic or genuine, when it appears that individual is putting on an act – a “façade” – to make a desired impression with the people he or she is with at the time?

Tags:  Authenticity

‘Tis The Season To Get Distracted

By Robert J. Tamasy

As each calendar begins drawing to a close, we often find a curious paradox. On one hand our desire is to focus these final weeks on attaining annual goals, quotas and deadlines. At the same time, with the many holiday festivities getting underway as seasonal holidays approach, it becomes very easy to lose our concentration on the tasks that need to be done. We could call this “the season of distraction.”

Tags:  Time, Wisdom, Holiday Season