Wu-Wei of White Water
Wu Wei of White Water  |  By Chuang-tsu The great waterfall of Lu Canyon is thousands of feet high, with a halo of mist that can be seen for many miles.  Nothing survives the violent waters at its foot.  Yet once K’ung Fu-tzu saw an old man swim the tempest.  K’ung Fu-tzu and his retainers&...
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Fred Muse – Thank You
Fred Muse – Thank You My first job out after graduating from Washington University in Saint Louis was with Monsanto.  Gene Krajack hired me, placed me in the Agricultural Division, and promptly relocated me to eastern Washington state for training.  At that time, I literally did not know the...
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The Door Is Open
The Door Is Open Most people find change difficult.  Change involves doing things differently.  It necessitates moving from a known, familiar pattern to an unknown, unfamiliar pattern.  For those of you who have read my blog or my book, The Educated Franchisee, you know that the ‘Unknown’ is ...
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Valuation of Resales
With consumer confidence shooting straight up and business growth all around us, everyone seems to be focused on opening a business.  But what about selling a business?  Every person who starts a business will, one day, want to sell their business.  Anecdotally, we know that franchised businesses...
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The Test
The Test Everyone who has read The Educated Franchisee knows how I feel about keeping things positive, aggressively dealing with negatives, taking ownership and learning.  Well, two weeks ago I was tested. On March 19th, a hacker accessed our system and sent out a malicious email to everyone in our...
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Body Building
Many years ago, I lived in Montana and became friends with a body builder named Jim.  Jim spent many hours in the gym each day building the type of body that wins competitions.  As I got to know Jim, I learned a little bit about body building.   As Jim explained it, early on it…...
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Many Miles to Go by Brian Tracy
As many of you know, I am a reader.  I love a good book.  My primary goal is to get one good idea from each book.  Learn something new or discover a different way to think about a problem.  One good idea is enough.  However, occasionally I run into a book that is so full…...
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Start 2021 Right – 6 Secrets to Self Improvment
Many people start off the new year with goals and objectives.  After a few months, the goals are forgotten and the year quietly passes just like many others. What is the missing ingredient?  How do you get from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ both personally and professionally? There are a number o...
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10 Big Ideas from Mark Cuban
As the holidays approach, I thought I would share an interview by Tai Lopez.  His newsletter and video interview with Mark Cuban will widen the way you think and, maybe, provide you with a fresh idea or two as you look toward 2021.  Happy Holidays. ============== [By Tia Lopez] Back when I had a h...
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Learn to Dig Deep
Learn to Dig Deep I have a couple of friends that like to share their opinion. They generally do this by forwarding emails that show the opposing side (the side they do not agree with) in a compromising position. However, when I do my due diligence, I often find the ‘facts’ they are shar...
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