Quote of the Day – David Ogilvy on Hard Work

I love the idea of working hard, reaching for your goals and making things happen. Idle time really drives me crazy. I’m almost always working on something, tinkering, futzing, or just seeking out new projects. Idle time makes Schnik go crazy. 🙂 I believe in the Scottish proverb: ‘Hard work never killed a man.’ Men…

Quote of the Day – Sam Donaldson on Self-Worth.

Today, I’d like all of us to remove negative self talk from our language. Remember to say to yourself at least once a day: “I’m worth it, I deserve this and I make a difference.” If you can’t say that to yourself, who is going to say it for you? — Just sayin’. But I…

Quote of the Day – Marshall Lumsden on Freedom of Speech

Of all the rights the Bill of Rights affords us, my most favorite is the Freedom of Speech, running close behind is the right against unreasonable search and State’s Rights not enumerated. I love spirited discussions, I love it when educated people come together with their ideas and stand firm upon them. I just hate…

What do you say…

…When it is clear that no one wants to hear it? I’ve never been shy about sharing my opinion. That may be an understatement… In my career, I’ve worked for employers who encouraged all opinions, complimentary or contradictory; they felt it was good to see all sides of a situation to get a full perspective….

Repudiate or Reputation?

Reputation is based solely on public perception. You can say how awesome you are, how smart you are, how fabulous you are or how magnificent you are, but if you are perceived as anything less; it’s all smoke and mirrors. I was privy to a discussion online recently where a person decided to rant about…

I don’t know…

I work in an industry where most people work on their own, yet inside a team, a group, or an office. The statement I never hear is “I don’t know.” (Used under Creative Commons: Thanks Karola Riegler!) At least, I don’t hear it enough. As someone who teaches people how to utilize a system that…

Commentary: Can you find me a house?

The views reflected here are my own and do not represent the organization I work for. That being said, this post is Real Estate related; therefore, if you don’t care about real estate, you can skip right by. Recently there was a big Whoop-Ti-Do about a new blog that was being created. This blog is…

Commentary: Stop Being Cool

This is my 100th post. It just seems fitting that I have another Soapbox Moment… I was in a meeting this morning where I was suddenly overcome with a moment of rage. Everyone gathered ’round kept saying, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we did…., Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could make this happen?” I…

Dan Savage: You Do Not Speak For Me

Hello, My name is Nick and I’m fired up. Please hold while I get my Soapbox…. Thank you. A friend posted the following to his wall on Facebook as something he “Liked” as I continued to read, my blood started boiling, I started getting worked up and I was ready to spit fire, I’ve given…

What’s that you’re saying?

As you’ve all been keenly aware, I’m taking a Public Speaking course this term. Part of the assignments include a recorded video of each speech so we can analyze it and learn from it. Here it is. Watching it, I just cringe. I’m not a fan of my voice when recorded or seeing myself on…