Use what makes you Different to your Advantage

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It goes without saying. We are all different. We may share much in common, but it is differences that set us apart.  Learn to use what makes you different in a positive way.  Learn the lesson Timothy Q. Mouse shared with Dumbo to make him embrace those huge ears in the Disney movie classic.

“The very things that held ya down are going to carry ya up, and up and up!”

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Mickey Mantle…”It’s Unbelievable!”


Without a healthy dose of humility, we can not grow. What baseball legend Mickey Mantle's quote above suggests is that you don't know what you don't know.

"During my 18 years I came to bat almost 10,000 times. I struck out about 1,700 times and walked maybe 1,800 times. You figure a ballplayer will average about 500 at-bats a season. That means I played 7 years without ever hitting the ball." – Mickey Mantle.

"Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else's brain, who knows how good a player I might have been." – Mickey Mantle.

Stop and think. Mantle, one of the great baseball players of all time, saying how much he didn't know. Mantle, admitting he could have learned more.

Those who think they know it all put themselves at a disadvantage. Ego checked, willing to learn and apply new ideas, we can grow. ##

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All too often, we've all seen those who gave up too easily. Maybe we have done so ourselves. These two Vince Lombardi quotes reminds us to set high goals, and to then have the determination to go for the grand prize of success.

"Winners never quit and quitters never win." 

Vince Lombardi

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

Vince Lombardi 

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Another Key to Success

If you walked into a restaurant and the server didn't know the menu well, you'd be concerned or miffed.  If even a good restaurant you liked looked the same now as it did twenty years ago and served nothing new or different, you might be looking for another restaurant.

Study your product and service routinely.  See how it can be improved.  Check out this related article in Manufactured Home Living News, Professionalism, the KYPs and Manufactured Housing.##

“What Every Man Owes…”

What Every Man Owes…”

Every Man owes some of his time to the upbuilding of the profession to which he belongs.”

– Theodore Roosevelt.


One of the sure ways to increase sales is to get back to the basics. If you have not read the article…I suggest you do so right now…

Now that you have read this it's time to go to work and make it happen. Reading the article alone isn't enough. Making a commitment to do the things suggested is the only way we will increase sales. Don't say, “It can't be done.” this young man has proven it can be done…”

This nails it. Make sales, not excuses. This took place during a previous, steep down market. We have more tools today, more resources for marketing, smarter ways to make things happen.

Read the article, then make it happen for you and your team. Do what Teddy Roosevelt said. Invest the time in the upbuilding of your profession!

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Increasing Sales in a Down Market

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The Greatest Generation

The World War II era is often called 'the greatest generation.' It is a big tip of the hat to those vets, but it is also a tip of the hat to those who worked in the factories, farms, transport and recycling centers that made what happened on the front lines possible.


Listening to an interview on the radio of an author who has just published a book on the topic, the writer interviewed a number of those WWII vets and their families. Among his observations, was that here was a generation that wasn't asking for special recognition or accolades for what they did. They simply did what they had to do. Once the job was done, those who lived and could, went back to their every day lives.



Minutes after listening to the interview of the author, we pulled up to a shopping center and as we walked by a store, we saw this World War II vet in the framed photo below. He drove the modest car seen below the framed image we created of his photo.



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Note the 'God bless America' flag on the side of the
WWII vet's (shown in the framed photo above) car.

Just as the author on the radio said, this vet spoke not a word when I asked him for his photo. He simply turned and gently, unassumingly smiled. He posed for the photo as requested. I thanked him, and he went on into the store.

In saying they were the greatest generation (the author said, 'they literally saved the world' from what would have happened if the Nazi's and Japanese had won the war) this should inspire our generation and all others! Their praise is not to take away from what the vets or citizens who followed did.

Like a record in sports, business or any other field, their record should inspire others to follow their example.

When I think about hardship today, vs what hardship looked like during the great depression, there is no doubt that most are far better off in material terms today than then. What we ought to ask ourselves is, are we better off in terms of the spirit and motivation that drives people to do and give their best daily?

Let the heroes of the past and present inspire you and yours to be and give your best! ##

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Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right. – Henry Ford

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