"...keeping you great"
First 250 Receive Complimentary DVD series" -- $1250 value -- for first 250 firms that sign-up for the three part LIVE video webcast series with Pat Lencioni, Seth Godin, and Guy Parsons you can choose one of our six DVD learning series as a holiday gift -- Negotiation, Execution, Topgrading, Customer Service, Art of the Advantage, or Rockefeller Habits -- details below.
Will Smith's Marriage has 40 Year Plan -- though I'm not one to follow Hollywood stars, USA Today posted a fascinating interview with Will Smith this week, whose box office total is $2.45 billion in North America alone. The article outlines 7 keys to his success, including #1 -- Think Globally! #7 on his list is Leave Nothing to Chance, including his 11 year marriage to Jada Pinkett. "We did a business plan," Smith says. "Listen, everyone should do a marriage business plan. Why are you together? What's the point? Because he's cute? That's not going to hold up."
Greater Philanthropists Than Bill and Melinda Gates -- "Will Smith continues "Jada and I sat down and asked, 'Where do we see ourselves?' We went to 40 years from now. We see ourselves some place where there are seasons. That's a big thing for Jada. We think there's mountains. We think we live on a golf course. We don't have more children -- we have grandchildren. We are the greatest philanthropists that America has ever seen. We're going to try and get up there with Bill and Melinda Gates. We talked through all the elements of where we want to be so we can start, in this moment, designing our life toward that." Does your family have big goals?
Family "Rallying Cry" -- and does your family have a short term goal? Our family has set a goal each 90 days (learn Spanish this coming Jan - Mar) giving us a focus. Pat Lencioni's newest book The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family advocates creating a "rallying cry" and values for the family -- here's a link to a short article featuring Pat's outstanding new book. Pat is going to include material from his latest book during his two-hour LIVE video webcast Jan 20.
Teaching Giving to 12 -- 16 year olds -- hey, maybe this could be your next rallying cry or long term goal -- Greg Altieri, COO MacNair Travel Management sent me a note last week apprising me of a new initiative called Grab the Torch which works with schools to teach 12 -- 16 year olds the Art of Philanthropy. I plan to share this with my children's schools.
BHAG and Quarterly Theme -- Family or business, the key is to have both a long term goal and a 90 day focus -- "where we plan to be and what we have to do next." Now's the time to draw up a plan for the family and business for 2009. Just two decisions -- keep it simple!
Grab Market Share NOW -- Sales and Marketing Summit Faculty Announced -- Keith Ferrazzi, Chet Holmes, David Meerman Scott, Mark Burton, Al Lautenslager, Greg Alexander, Jim Cecil, and Bryan Flanagan. Don't recognize these thought leaders in Sales and Marketing? Here's a link summarizing their contributions. Then learn what's working in sales and marketing, April 21 -- 22, New Orleans (or read their books)!
Book Offer Has Ended -- thank you for the over 3000 requests for books -- they are going out as we speak -- hope they make a difference -- Happy Holidays!
Prepay Expenses to SAVE Tax in 2008 -- hey, you can't fault me for asking, but you can register for the Sales and Marketing Summit (early registrants with a deposit get the best seats) and/or register for the three LIVE video webcasts in Jan, Feb, and March.
First 250 Offer -- just register your company for the $995 package of three two-hour LIVE video webcasts with business gurus Pat Lencioni (Five Dysfunctions of a Team) Jan 20; Seth Godin (#1 Marketing guru) Feb 10; and Guy Parsons (LEAN for Service/Manu firms) March 17 -- 11:58am -- 2pm EST (rebroadcast for Australia, Dubai, India) and then choose one of our six DVD learning series featured on www.gazelles.tv. These are complete workshops available online and on-demand 24/7 to train your team in Negotiations, Customer Service, Execution, Topgrading, Art of the Advantage, or Rockefeller Habits. This is a $1250 value so think of it as either getting the LIVE webcasts for no charge is you purchased a DVD series or visa versa.