Real Happiness

Kennesaw, GA – Real Happiness

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor

Think good thoughts today and push negative thoughts to the back of your mind to dwell upon later if at all.

Your thoughts are something that You have control over. Encourage others and they will encourage you.

Bryan

Your friend,

#Encourage Excellence

#Please Thankyou Smile

Keep the great feedback coming!

Make A Life

Marietta, GA – We Make Our Life

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill

Steve Nudelburg reminded me of this classic phrase when he put this Churchill quote in his book, “Confessions Of A Serial Salesman – 27 RULES for INFLUENCERS and LEADERS that will change your life and business”.

During Customer meetings, the best salespeople always seem to know how to put the emphasis of the conversation back onto the Customer instead of products and services.

Customers are very intuitive. They know when they are being “played” and when the sale is more important than the relationship. Give more, get more. Listen more, learn more.

Thanks Steve! For your encouragement!

To your Success!

Bryan

bryanewilson@gmail.com

Do Good Work

Marietta, GA – Do Good Work

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well.

A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Black History Month celebrates the contributions of African Americans that have helped make America exceptional.

We should all strive to contribute to rather than only consume of our great economy and way of life in America.

Your friend,

Bryan

Becoming Being

Kennesaw, GA – Becoming Being

“Your being is from your becoming.” – B Wilson

Being- “The essence of a person”

Becoming- “The possibility of change that has being”

Make today your best day. Become significant.

Your friend,

Bryan

#Encourage Excellence

Do you Understand?

Marietta, GA – Do you Understand?

“Give me understanding, and I shall live.” Psalms 119:144

Having a passion for knowledge and understanding is a lifelong calling.

Paraphrasing a quote from Steven Covey, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

We should always be stretching our minds and our thinking to understand more, and to become understood through our thoughts and actions.

Another shoutout to my fraternity brother, Darren Korn, who teaches “understanding” to 4th graders in the Sycamore Community School District (Cincinnati, OH).

Preparing our next generation of leaders is a noble endeavor that we should all strive to do. 

To your understanding!

Bryan

#EncourageExcellence

Is this Necessary?

Marietta, GA – Is this Necessary? A maxim from my dad.

I remember this maxim from my dad who would have been 80 last week. We lost him to cancer in 2005.

Here is something that he would say to me that I remind myself today…

“Why spend money you don’t have, for things you don’t need, to impress people you don’t like?”

By removing the negatives in this quotation, it becomes even more impactful….

“Spend money that you have, for things you need to impress upon people that you like.”

Are you being authentic and true to your friends and to yourself?  Don’t live in a reality that you create that isn’t what you really want.

To your success,

Bryan

#Authentic

Light conquers darkness

Kennesaw, GA – Light Conquers Darkness

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Use the good in your heart to affect change in your life, your community, your nation.

Visit www.passiton.org

and watch a couple of great videos.

To the betterment of man,

Bryan

#Light

#Encouragement

#PassItOn.Org

Building Great Teams

Marietta, GA – Building Great Teams!

My old friend #BobKyle shared with me this morning his secret to building great teams.

1.- Enable your team with good tools,

2.- Empower your team by giving autonomy with authority and,

3.- Encourage your team to embrace change and enjoy the ride!

Doing these three things will make your teams more productive and allow people to stretch their talents.

Your friend,

Bryan

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Why?

Monticello, GA – WHY is the best question           

“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” -William Barclay

Technologists and Managers do their best work determining HOW business get things done. 

We still must depend on leaders to determine WHY we must do things in the first place.

Just like in our personal lives, asking WHY is more important than asking HOW.

To your success,

Bryan

#EncourageExcellence

Relationship Scorecard

Marietta, GA – Relationship Scorecard

Relationships are important to our human experience on earth. Good relationships can promote happiness, inclusion and belonging. Time passes easily with great relationships. Poor relationships, on the other hand, can be absolutely debilitating to our emotional and physical health. Ask someone about a crazy ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend. How about a fantastic boss or that manager from hell. It’s amazing how relationships can be so complicated and encompassing. Family, friends, classmates, teammates, coworkers, and even social media “likes” belong to us as relationships. Some are positive, some are negative. Some are influential and some are detrimental. Can relationships be quantified?  Measured?  We can quickly size up the value of a relationship as to whether or not someone is worthy of our time, love or commitment.

Here is a super easy scorecard that can be applied to every relationship. It’s an easy “yes” or “no” answer to 5 questions that if answered honestly, will give you a positive (+) or negative (-) score of an individual’s relationship with YOU. Ask yourself these 5 questions and honestly score your results.  Avoid anyone that doesn’t at least have a positive rating. Better yet, surround yourself with people who score +3 or better.

Relationship Scorecard (value). Place a (+) or (-) by each component variable. 

How do you feel about a relationship with someone? Add these answers for a total between +5 and -5. 

__ Respect?  “admiration for someone’s abilities, qualities, or achievements”

__ Relevance? “being closely associated, connected or appropriate”

__ Reciprocity? “practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit”

__ Empathy? “understanding the feelings of another person”

__ Encouragement? “Giving or receiving support, confidence or hope”

Total ____ Relationship Value

Your friend,

Bryan

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