Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin

As I have been spending some time studying new books and reviewing others that we have previously used in our Kodiak Mountain Stone Education Plan I have enjoyed learning new things and refreshing my mind with things I have been taught in the past. Tonight I was reviewing my notes from a book that IContinue reading “Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin”

The Power of Broke

What is broke? It’s having an empty wallet, nothing in the bank account. It’s having nothing. Yes, that is right, but broke is a lot more than that because broke is also a mindset. Broke is an attitude. Broke is a spirit. Daymond John’s book, The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget,Continue reading “The Power of Broke”

The Slight Edge

I have a lot of books that I love because I’ve learned so much from them. Whether it’s business or just everyday life I’m able to apply things I’ve learned. Many of them I will read multiple times because I want to absorb more of the information. The ones that I really love I haveContinue reading “The Slight Edge”

Canadian Home Builder Association – Lethbridge Region, 2014 Supplier of the Year — Kodiak Mountain Stone

This past week at Kodiak Mountain Stone we were honored to receive the 2014 Canadian Home Builder Association Members Choice Award of the Supplier of the Year! We work with some exceptional people and companies and we have a great team as well.  I want to thank my team and all of our customers forContinue reading “Canadian Home Builder Association – Lethbridge Region, 2014 Supplier of the Year — Kodiak Mountain Stone”

Defensive Strategy

I recently watched an interview Tony Robbins did with a high powered investor for Tony’s new book, MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom It was interesting to listen to how much emphasis was placed on defence. This has had me thinking about defence over the past few days since listening toContinue reading “Defensive Strategy”

Business in Focus – Follow-up Article

Back in February of 2013 I posted about an article that Business in Focus Magazine wrote about myself and Kodiak Mountain Stone.  In November of this year they wrote a follow-up article which can be found at the following link: http://www.businessinfocusmagazine.com/2014/09/solid-as-a-rock/ Once again, thank you to the staff at Business In Focus Magazine.  They wereContinue reading “Business in Focus – Follow-up Article”

Personal Accountability

Back in August of 2012 I wrote about our Education Plan at my company, Kodiak Mountain Stone.  If you have never read about it, click on the link and find out more because it has been a pretty good thing we came up with.  From each Education Meeting that we have, everyone on our team learnsContinue reading “Personal Accountability”

A Lesson Zuck Taught Me

I recently read The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick. I thought it was a fascinating book. Although I’m not in Silicon Valley and I’m not running a tech company, I think there was a lot to learn from this book.  I’m not talking aboutContinue reading “A Lesson Zuck Taught Me”

Communicate With Your Customers

For Fathers Day my wife surprised me with a weekend getaway to Whitefish, Montana. We stayed at a beautiful hotel on the mountain. It was a wonderful way to relax. I loved the subtle smell throughout the halls of firewood burning in the huge stone fireplace in the lobby. Our room had a large TVContinue reading “Communicate With Your Customers”

Tia & Zig (Letter to my team)

Team, We have talked a lot about productivity and time management over the past year.  We have included it in our education meetings, I’ve sent our Dave Ramsey podcast and we’ve included it in our Monday morning meetings. Last night I witnessed something that got me thinking about this again.  Tia had just finished practicingContinue reading “Tia & Zig (Letter to my team)”

Win the Market Share

While I was driving the other day, I was listening to this months Success Magazine CD. I was enjoying the interview with Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank star) when something she said just hit me. She was talking about when she started to get recognized as an expert in her industry (New York real estate) becauseContinue reading “Win the Market Share”

Starting “The Power of Starting Something Stupid”

I’ve been anxious to read Richie Norton’s new book, “The Power of Starting Something Stupid.”  I’m lucky enough to have an “advanced reader’s edition” to preview and I started reading today.  It is a unique opportunity to read a book written by a personal friend that includes stories of people I personally know. I have aContinue reading “Starting “The Power of Starting Something Stupid””

The Power of Starting Something Stupid

As I read new material I’m always looking for books that will work well in our company’s Education Plan Richie Norton has a new book coming out in March. Richie is a brilliant, big thinker and I know that his new book, “The Power of Starting Something Stupid” will be one of those books IContinue reading “The Power of Starting Something Stupid”