Cadillacs – Past and Present

 

 

Cadillac:   Past meets Present

A 5 min view of all the shots (including the not so good ones) that were taken today.  There are 70 slides and it’s about 5 min. long.  I hope you enjoy the show.

It’s here.  The new 2017 XT5 (dark grey) arrived at our local dealer and club sponsor, Findlay Cadillac.  A member of our Las Vegas Cadillac & LaSalle Club, was kind enough to let us take some pictures.  He owns:

1903 Cadillac – Red and Black

1917 Cadillac – Gray and Black

1927 Cadillac – Red and Black

and 3 others

Today, I also had the good fortune to take pictures of the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 (white), the newest sedan.  I love this car.  I have the XTS from 2014 and the backseat is awesome.  Previously, I had owned a 2006 Cadillac STS.  It was beautiful, double black and wicked fast.  In fact, scary fast.  But, I digress. The CT6 is so roomy and beautiful inside and out.  You’ll notice that the rear passenger door is large to easily allow passenger to get in or out.  Comfort (off the scale)!

My wife has a 2015 Escalade that is also double black with 22″ wheels.  So, when the XT5 came out, wow.  It’s a lot like my XTS (extra trunk space, lol) but with the soul of a crossover.  Lots of room for passengers (5) or whatever you want to haul.

So, what do you think?

Change – Will it work for you?

When should you make a change?  Should it be at age 30, 40, 50 or late in your 60s perhaps even older?

There are so many people that need to make a change in their life.  Are you one of them?  Today, I’m featuring the well known author and speaker, Robert Kyosaki.

Years ago I taught marketing at the college level.  I was also fortunate enough to speak to students in high schools, colleges and universities on that very subject.  Why marketing?  If you’re going to work for someone else, then sales and marketing (in many cases) will give you a salary and commission.  This is an opportunity to tie your financial position directly to your efforts.  However, you’re still working for others.  If you’re an independent salesperson representing a company in the marketplace, then your commission only income is tied to your personal efforts.

Back then (when I was teaching in college), sales was a given.  Everyone understood, no sales, no income.  Marketing was new (I know, I just dated myself) and people were wondering what’s the difference.  Sales is where the rubber meets the road.  The salesperson speaks directly with the decision maker.   Marketing has more to do with the analytics of the marketplace so that the salespeople that work for them can more easily identify and target their prospects.

At that time, I taught that Network  (a.k.a Multi-level or MLN) Marketing was the best way to go.  Back then, the biggest and most well known company was Amway.  Today, people that built their Amway business many years ago are still receiving the benefits.  While their efforts have long since diminished, the income has steadily increased because of the people they brought into their business.

Everyone talks about the money that artists like Garth Brooks, Maroon 5 or even Michael Jackson make.  They create and sing one song and it generates income every time someone buys it.  Actors and actresses make money every time their image or voice is seen or heard. There are other examples of a recurring revenue (a.k.a. residual) stream.   What’s so special about those people vs. you?  You may not sing, but you know people.  You may not act but you know people.  You may not write but you know people.  People just like you.

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Veterans – Are You OR Do You Know One?

Salute to Vets on 2014

 

Remembering a Veteran

 

The plight of Veterans in America is a stain upon the very fabric of our society.  We all want Freedom but many chose to believe that it’s FREE.  My Dad (also a Veteran) told me when I was a boy:  Nothing is FREE.”   The point of this was never sharper than the images we see everyday of paralyzed Veterans.  These men and women are not to be pitied; they gave some measure of their life to pay the debt that Freedom demands.  What did you pay?

It occurred to me that many people skipped military service leaving it instead to the “other” guy or gal.  O.K., we get it.  Now, perhaps you can do something for those that have served.  Perhaps you can serve them?  You don’t have to volunteer your time or take something away from a schedule that’s busy enough with family stuff.  We all get that too.  BUT, you can send a few dollars to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Are you still asking why?  If so, let me tell you that this organization has been supporting the needs of veterans from WWII up to and including today.  Their organization is setup to help in very effectual ways.  Give what you have, a few dollars.  $5, $10, $20 or more.  In fact, sixty cents a day (slightly more than $18.00 per month) you can make a difference in the lives of veterans.  Think of it as your personal “tour of duty.”

Here’s a video from someone else that feels we should support our veterans.

 

Help now by going to the Paralyzed Veterans of America website.

Please give!

Leadership is a rarely found skill – It must be without EGO

In any organized setting, family, business, religion, sports or ANY other setting, FAILURE is typically due to the lack of Leadership.

It’s not enough for someone to say, “You’re a born leader.”  Leadership is something that like creativity, you may have been born with it, but it needs to be honed or shaped so that YOU can best apply it to the opportunities at hand.

I’ve often heard people say, “What we need is more business.”  Typically, what should have been said is:  “We need better leadership.”

Please spend a few minutes listening to this video.  You’ll thank me for it.

Speaking of which, I want to thank my colleague on LinkedIn on the CEO network, Rodney Byfield for bringing this talk to my attention.

 

 

August 2014

August 2014

There are many special days.  January 1, 2001 was interesting.  The day I quit smoking was also interesting, from my perspective.  It was January 2, 2003.  I wanted to be able to tell everyone that quitting was as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.

This year August presents itself with 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.  What will you do with all that extra time?