It's Vacation Time!

By "Chico Loco" Rosenberg

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It's been a few months since I've gotten to write an article for you. (Ron and Lorie only let me work in the months where there are five weeks and they need an extra article - apparently I'm not important enough to play in the "big leagues" any more...)

Fortunately, this is a great month for me to be talking to you, because it's July; and in my house, July means one really important thing: VACATION!!!

You see, with this new "co-parenting" thing Ron and Lorie are doing, I spend most of my more...


How Much is Cable?

By Ron Rosenberg

There was a great book that was originally published in 1989 called All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. In it, author Robert Fulghum reminds us of some of the basic lessons we all learned as young children in kindergarten, and relates how they still hold true in our lives as adults.

Three of them are worth repeating as an introduction to this article:

  • Play fair.
  • Put things back where you found them.
  • Clean up your own mess.
  • These all make sense, right? Pretty easy to buy into them? Good rules to follow in a business situation? You might think so, but, unfortunately, more...


    Become a Road Ninja

    By Ron Rosenberg

    Most of us will have to travel at some point as part of our jobs, whether on a daily basis, or only occasionally to travel to a conference or convention. But whether your travel is work-related or personal, it's good to have as much information as possible about where you're going and how you're going to get there.

    Certainly, GPS-based navigation software has completely changed the way we drive, virtually eliminating the need for large maps and atlases. But what happens when you get hungry along the way, or need gas, or have to pick up something at a pharmacy? Sure, you more...


    Promotional Ideas That Actually Work!

    By Ron Rosenberg

    People still complain about how difficult business is these days, and yet there are proven strategies to get prospects to come looking for you instead of the other way around.  And, as a bonus, these strategies are unique, effective, and, best of all, relatively inexpensive to implement!

    So how do you change your approach to start getting better results?  Quite simply, you have to focus on strategies that will bring you tangible, measurable results. And to do that, you only need to use one of the most powerful tools available to you, the “4 M’s of Marketing:

    • Message
    • Market
    • Media
    • Moment

    You see, the secret to successfully more...


    The Law of Forward Motion...

    IsaacNewton-1689Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was an English scientist and mathematician and was one of the most influential people of his times. He laid the foundation for many concepts we understand today in science and mathematics.  Among his many accomplishments, were his innovative ideas about motion and inertia, which became termed Newton’s three “Laws of Motion.” In this article, we’ll take a look at the relevance of his first law of motion. Even today you can use this universal law to help you continually move forward on a path of growth and development…and achieve the types of goals more...


    Check Out This Check-In Process…

    By Ron Rosenberg

    Sometimes it seems as if people - and companies - just don't want to take responsibility for their actions. Advertisers clearly understand this and use it to help connect with their target markets. Consider this example from a TV infomercial: "If you're 40, 50, or even 60 pounds overweight...good news: it's not your fault!"

    But it's important to recognize, acknowledge, and learn from your mistakes - whether personally or organizationally - and do whatever is required to correct the problem at hand. Let's see how one manager did just that...

    Welcome to Our Hotel!

    Check-In Line more...


    Technology to Take Care of Yourself

    By Ron Rosenberg

    Most of the tools we share with you here involve technology you can use to market and manage your business more effectively and more efficiently. Occasionally, we diverge a bit and share tools to address your physical and mental well being. This month, we get do do both at the same time!

    It's Okay - I'm With the Band!Bodylastics

    Staying in shape is important, and it's especially difficult when you're continually overwhelmed with travel, work, and responsibilities at home. But if you're not operating at peak efficiency, it's extremely difficult more...


    Don't Reinvent the Wheel

    Reinvent the WheelBy Ron Rosenberg

    We've all experienced it: a friend, colleague, or family member who, despite obvious warnings and adequate knowledge, has to learn things the hard way - taking the stairs to top floor when the elevator is working just fine.

    Unfortunately, we are also sometimes guilty of this - particularly when we're unwilling to invest in our own education, insisting on wasting significantly more time, money, and effort to learn new concepts by trial and error.

    Fortunately - and happily - there are many cases of people who take advantage of the resources they more...


    Discover Your Soul Power Tools - Part 3...

    To Create a Life of Purpose and Prosperity

    Contemplative WomanUsing Your Internal Strengths to Succeed in Life

    How you APPROACH your life will determine your destiny...Many people coast through life without doing very much that's extraordinary with it. They don't believe in their capabilities and strengths and that they have the capacity within themselves to do anything they really want to do and achieve amazing goals.

    Many successful people that have become icons in our society have come from poor backgrounds, have endured abuse, have failed miserably at one time or another in their more...


    Learning the Language

    By "Chico Loco" Rosenberg

    FF_QualityTalk_MA_COLORSome of you who have been long-time subscribers have been asking, "Hey - where's Chico been?  His articles on the back page of the newsletter were my favorite things to read each month!"

    Well, first off, thank you for asking! When Ron and Lorie moved the newsletter to the new online format (a change I endorsed, by the way) I didn't realize they wouldn't have room for my "Chico's Corner" articles!

    But this month something happened: the articles are usually published on Tuesdays...and there are five of them this month instead of the normal more...