Can you do more while being the best?

Kind of liken this one to “Gym Class Theory”

So while in gym class, more times than not there were captains when picking teams.  Now as a captain you are choosing the people who will help you win whatever it is you are playing.  What are you thinking about?  Hopefully the correct people you can pick in order to win whatever it is you are playing.

Enterprise part 2

DISCLAIMER;

  1. Mistakes happen.  
  2. I make plenty of them.
  3. I really value time and may have an unfair advantage and/or extra motivation in this category

So I thought I was done when I wrote this letter to Enterprise yesterday.  Then minutes after writing it Enterprise called and said they should not have given me the car I had, could I please swap it out.  I replied to this message at about 10:00 a.m.  We agreed they had a comparable car **honestly the Ford Fusion may be fancier than the Chrysler 200 but it is not an upgrade** and we agreed that we can exchange cars at 1:00 at my home.  Simple enough, mistake happened, I said no problem I would be happy to help and went about my day.

Who uses the phone book?

So like a lot of people, a phone book shows up in a plastic bag in my driveway.  Seems like it happens a couple of times each year.  For whatever reason this weekend I decided to open the bag.  Yes, it is smaller than I remembered.  It is also apparently very eco-friendly addition produced by Hibu .

Now, I am sure somebody keeps them and uses it a few times a year.  My household does not, fortunately today is garbage day so it is now in the recycle bin.  I did learn about www.yellowpagesoptout.com and have now opted out of the three available books.  Now what?

The Calvary has arrived?

Birchyard hires Holly Maserjian

                     New hire enhances productivity

 

 

Wappingers Falls N.Y. (June 3, 2013)-Birchyard is excited to announce its recent hire of Holly Maserjian. She will join the Birchyard team as an aspiring insurance agent. Within this role, Maserrjian will brainstorm strategies and guide each client through the insurance process. New to the insurance world, Maserjian is determined to take on the challenge.

 

“Holly will enhance the company’s ability to keep up with the demand for the customized solutions.” Billy Van Jura, founder of Birchyard, said. “She provides more resources for our existing clients.”

Two years already

Birchyard LLC celebrates second year in business

A different way to approach insurance

Wappingers Falls N.Y. (June 3, 2013)– This summer, Birchyard LLC celebrates its 2-year anniversary. Birchyard was established in 2011, by Bill Van Jura. The company has grown at a rapid pace, striving to keep up with the increasing demand for customized insurance solutions. Birchyard is committed to building trustworthy relationships with clients to ensure total satisfaction.

 

“We are excited at the prospects of continuing to help people buy customized insurance plans,” Bill Van Jura, founder of Birchyard said. “We look forward to keep up with the growth the next year will bring.”

$8 to park at a hospital?

Seriously, that is what it cost when I went to visit my grandmother at the hospital.  That is awful, I have paid less to go to professional sporting events.  $8 can provide adequate nutrition for at least 1 person if not 2 for a day but instead it bought me a parking spot for 1 hour.  There is more than enough evidence that it is the presence of loved ones that truly enables healing yet they make it difficult.  So let’s dive a little deeper;

Real estate, the internet and some random ideas to use

Random thoughts that are resulting from watching a friend try and sell her  home.

Started off good, Realtor helped them buy this home around 8 years ago and kept in touch.  Then, when approached gave some solid ideas on little things to improve the home.  So you have a homeowner doing the right things and now the house is on the market.  Now you also have 5 houses for sale in your neighborhood and yours only shows up when specifically searching for your address.

So your first listing that shows up only has one bad photo, FIX THIS.

Opportunity offered; flexible full or part time hours, internship?

Hello,

Are you looking for a new opportunity or are you looking for a job?  If it is a job, no need to read further.  I am not looking for an employee I am looking for one or more people that want to work with me, create their own success and share in mine.

Getting things done and some phone etiquette

Is just  not that easy.  Maybe there is to much on my to do list, maybe I need to use my assistant better maybe I need to delegate more maybe I am too ambitious(no such thing) maybe I am to slow maybe I need better priorities maybe I am just complaining.

BUT

Unlike an automated message every call, e-mail, tweet Facebook message and beyond means something.  Every interaction feels good, even the annoying ones, even the ones that do not earn money because the interactions and relationships are the only currency whose value exceeds “money.”  Leading with the intention of doing good and talking to people and sharing people and getting beyond the transaction is what gets me up and keeps me up.  How about you?