Book Quote of the Week – 007

“The most crucial things to know about success — in order to have it and keep it — are the following: 1. Success is important. 2. Success is your duty. 3. There is no shortage of success.” – Grant Cardone                     Obsessed

Daily Success Habits

When Jeff Olson talks about success habits in The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness he often says, “they are easy to do, but they are easy not to do as well.” I recently read Think and Grow Rich again and decided to take on Napoleon Hills challenge of writing downContinue reading “Daily Success Habits”

The Aladdin Factor – Go For It!

Cold calls can be tough. Yes, there are some of you out there that it’s no big deal and you don’t even think twice about it, but for a lot of people, including me, cold calls can be tough. Just the thought of the call begins a narrative of stories in your mind. Who do IContinue reading “The Aladdin Factor – Go For It!”

Your Team Needs Intentional and Effective Communication

One of the things that I have prided myself with in my company is our team communication. It would make me proud to hear someone else from our team talking to a new employee or a potential employee and tell them how great our team communication is. But the other day I received a callContinue reading “Your Team Needs Intentional and Effective Communication”

Be Obsessed with Learning

I recently wrote the blog, Read Less and Study More. Today as I was reading Be Obsessed or Be Average by Gant Cardone he mentioned something in the chapter titled Feed the Beast that made me think about this topic some more. Under the title, Obsessed with Learning, he said: “The easiest way to feedContinue reading “Be Obsessed with Learning”

Read Less and Study More

I really enjoy reading business and personal development books. There are so many good ones out there that I got into the habit of feeling like I had accomplished something when I could finish one book and already have the next one waiting to get started. How many could I read in a year? IContinue reading “Read Less and Study More”

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 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”

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”

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)”

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”

Kodiak Mountain Stone – Small Business Superstar

I’ve dedicated a lot of my blog to our Education Planat Kodiak Mountain Stone.  This week I want to thank all those who took the time to vote for us in the Alberta Venture and ATB Financial Small Business Superstars contest.  Over 160 businesses were nominated for these awards and we were lucky enough toContinue reading “Kodiak Mountain Stone – Small Business Superstar”

Please vote for Kodiak Mountain Stone

In my previous blog posts I have talked about our Education Plan at Kodiak Mountain Stone.  We have been fortunate enough to have gained some recognition from our program.  Alberta Venture magazine has honored us as one of the finalist in The Small Business Superstars contest. Our full story can be read at http://smallbusiness.albertaventure.com/?p=1679 WeContinue reading “Please vote for Kodiak Mountain Stone”

Path to Happiness

I was reading Clayton M. Christensen’s great book, How Will You Measure Your Life? the other day.  I love the book and he has some great stuff in it.  But there was one quote that really stood out to me and I love it: “…the path to happiness in a relationship is not just about findingContinue reading “Path to Happiness”

Raving Fans

As I’ve previously mentioned, when I have a book that I really think is beneficial to my staff we often use it for more than one of our Education Plan meetings.  One of those excellent books is Ken Blanchard’s, Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service.  This is a book that I think is excellentContinue reading “Raving Fans”

Education Plan

One of the things that I (D. Jeff Heggie) like about being an entrepreneur and running my own company is that when you have an idea, you can implement it however you want. I remember sitting in my office one morning reading the most recent business book that had been suggested to me.  A whileContinue reading “Education Plan”