globe in hand

Here’s the kind of double vision you need to have

I wear glasses – well I should say I HAVE glasses. I don’t wear them all that often. My lenses correct for two different things, reading up close and seeing things clearly at a distance.  When it comes to interacting with people, let me suggest there are two different views, two different perspectives we need to have. We need[…]

Keeping Your “Other-View” In Focus

I recently came back from a financial success seminar hosted by two clients we serve, Ryan and Jamie Smith. It was three days filled with wit, wisdom, and tons of practical insights on wealth-building strategies for these tough economic times. Interestingly, one of the things I picked up that has stuck with me the most[…]

My Top Ten Character Traits for Success…Part 1

For years now I’ve done new employee orientations where I share with new hires some of the core values that I have observed that make the difference between being an average person and a stand-out person. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a senior executive, or just starting out on your career path, I believe that[…]

The Long Road to Becoming an Overnight Success

Nearly all successful people will tell you that becoming a success did not happen overnight. The guy who now earns $25,000 every time he speaks, or the woman who seems to routinely hit the New York Times bestseller list with every new novel she releases—these folks didn’t get there overnight. Yes, there are exceptions to[…]


The “R-word”—Secret Ingredient to Success…

There are lots of keys to success in life and business. Most of them involve character traits such as perseverance, having a positive attitude, going the extra mile. Lots of great books have been written about the keys to success. In fact we publish several of them. At the end of this blog I’ll provide[…]

Dabo Swinney

What We Can Learn From a National Champion…

On January 9 there was a lot of whoopin and hollering going on at our house. Why? Because my oldest son David went to Clemson and so we are all Clemson Tiger fans. Unless you don’t care about college football or you just crawled out of a time capsule, you probably know that Dabo Swinney and[…]