Seventy Two hours until the close of the month, the quarter and the year. OH bother!    My first appointment of the day was with an existing account that had placed a $50k order with me last month. Just as I arrived our company delivery...
 
What a day!  We've all had these, and by the end of today I was mentally exhausted!!!   I had to pick up another order in the AM, and then arrived at the office about 11AM.  Soon after I had to give a demonstration for NSI AutoStore to...
 
Day Five saw me running on empty, for some reason I could not get to sleep until 2AM!!!  My first appointment was at 9AM in Red Bank, and I made it on time!!    The appointment was with a net new customer,  did my regular...
 
Tuesday!!!  I started the day working from the home office.  Spent some time in the AM answering emails.  I had scheduled two appointments today, one at 10AM to get the paperwork signed for the small order that I got the other day and...
 
Who likes Mondays?  Back to the grind, had to update my CRM and then sync in the AM.    I had no appointments, thus the entire day was spent prospecting again.  Out of the six emails that I sent on Saturday, I was able to get...
 
Day 8 was unlike any other day of the week!!  Because it was Saturday!!!   I finally got time to sit down at my PC around 3PM.  Spent most of the day finishing us the Christmas decorations for the outside of the house.   I put...
 
Imagine receiving an email that claims another employee is talking about you in a public forum, and forwarding a link to the forum as proof. It looks legitimate enough, as the email is from a longtime client with whom you recently discussed business....
 
Ah, day 9!!  Last night was the Stratix Annual Holiday Open House event.  The event started at 6PM and I'm not sure when it ended. I was outta there at 11:45PM.  Even got a ride across the street to the Hotel.  Glad I got the ride...
 
U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act , creating the office of the Director of National Intelligence to oversee the country's fifteen spy agencies. (Dang, we got 15 spy agencies!!).   raises...
 
Todays agenda was to get an oil change and two new tires on the car.  Reason being, that I was going to the Stratix Corporate Holiday event at Headquarters in Wyomissing, Pa.   Just about noon time I arrived the office, and went right to...
 
Another day of wind, cold and rainy weather along the coast. My first appointment was about an hour away, to present pricing for one of the new production systems.    Pricing is tentative so there was not even an inkling of...
 
The FBI has warned that cyberattacks are on the rise - and health care companies are often the target hackers seek. An attack that took place in August on Community Health Systems Inc., the No. 2 publicly traded U.S. hospital group, compounded concern...
 
Yesterday, I blogged about the end of the year, how many selling days I have left and the need to add two additional selling days to see if I can hit my number.  I Want It All, I Want It NOW!   I woke up to a nasty nor'easter here along the...
 
With just thirteen days left in the month and the year, I find myself $70k short of securing a spot to our Presidents Club trip in 2015.   However, I still have eleven selling days left to the month. Thus, the way I think of it, is that I...
 
When I first posted this last night, I got mixed up with the dates, thinking yesterday was the 7th, Well, it actual was because it was 1AM in the morning.  It was good to see that Pearl Harbor has not been forgotten and we owe what we have to the...
 
For each of the past three years, I've included a small ditty about Christmas traditions.  I've also included an awesome picture of mans best friend with a Santa's hat.  Enjoy!!   In Quebec Province , celebrations finish on January...
 
I love getting emails, in fact I never opt out from anyone. I'll do a quick glance, see if anything is interesting, if so, I'm gonna click an if not, I'm gonna move on.  People get so upset about receiving emails, geesh get a grip!   Case in...
 
The information below was derived from a pamphlet that I found while cleaning out the attic.  The pamphlet was printing in 1941 and was titled "800 Ways to Save and Serve", which was designed to help Americans with the World War II effort....
 
Since this Sunday will mark the 73th anniversary of the attack of Pearl Harbor.  I thought it would be neat to re-post some blogs I did a few years ago on the old google blog site.   Years ago I found a book that my parents had put...
 
Protecting enterprises with cybersecurity tools has been a long process, one filled with failed attempts, confusion and human error. Furthermore, many new infrastructure-as-a-service offerings are attempting to provide IT departments with high-levels...
 
 
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