Frank’s Blog : Figure out a way to say yes

How is it, that you can go to a restaurant and order 2 eggs and they say : sorry sir, we are not making eggs at this time! Or go to a bar and they say : sorry, we don’t have that kind of drink ma’am! And they are in the service business ?

If you are in a people business or service business ( by the way all businesses are), you should never say no to anyone who comes in.

Some organizations spend a lot money to get people to have any kind of transaction with them and by the time people get there, those organizations have forgotten why they are there.

LL : Figure out a way to say yes, make it happen!

Frank’s Blog : The world’s worst boss.

What a great piece Seth wrote in December 2010 and still relevant today! Here it is :


The world’s worst boss

That would be you.

Even if you’re not self-employed, your boss is you. You manage your career, your day, your responses. You manage how you sell your services and your education and the way you talk to yourself.

Odds are, you’re doing it poorly.

If you had a manager that talked to you the way you talked to you, you’d quit. If you had a boss that wasted as much of your time as you do, they’d fire her. If an organization developed its employees as poorly as you are developing yourself, it would soon go under.

I’m amazed at how often people choose to fail when they go out on their own or when they end up in one of those rare jobs that encourages one to set an agenda and manage themselves. Faced with the freedom to excel, they falter and hesitate and stall and ultimately punt.

We are surprised when someone self-directed arrives on the scene. Someone who figures out a way to work from home and then turns that into a two-year journey, laptop in hand, as they explore the world while doing their job. We are shocked that someone uses evenings and weekends to get a second education or start a useful new side business. And we’re envious when we encounter someone who has managed to bootstrap themselves into happiness, as if that’s rare or even uncalled for.

There are few good books on being a good manager. Fewer still on managing yourself. It’s hard to think of a more essential thing to learn.


Well there you have it! Mic Drop!

Frank’s Blog : It’s not about the destination.

People always talk about how hard life is, really? life is hard?

Life is hard for people trying to live a perfect life, thinking they are failures if they don’t get that job, or buy that nice house they have always wanted, …

Life is hard for people born in that part of the world. They live in poor and hard conditions and surprisingly some of them never complain about where they are. They go about the business of enjoying where they are and trying to better themselves.

If you look at this video, clearly these kids don’t live in a great area, where their parents got everything figured out. It’s most likely they only eat one meal a day, and I say this because I have met kids like this.

It is less likely to stress about life if you view it as a blessing. Be grateful that you got an other chance to leave something behind, an other chance to go out and move some rocks, inspire someone, help someone in need,…

LL : Make sure you give it all you got. It is not about the destination, it’s more about the journey!

Frank’s Blog : On being a great father!

Last night, I was watching Shameless. In the last Episode of Season 9, one guy named Lip was scared because he was getting ready to be a father and he asked his Buddy, Kevin, ” how do you be a great father ?” Kevin said : It’s hard for them to turn out bad, if you just love them.

This made me take a second. As a father of a 15 months’ old, I’m not an expert on the subject nor am I a great father, but  if you love them;

enough to care about them!

enough to help them find the right path!

enough to be there when they need you!

enough to help them solve interesting problems!

enough to help them maximize their potential!

I believe every parent out there wants what’s best for their child and Kudos to everyone who’s doing everything they can to be there and love them!

LL : Great parenting is more about knowing when to let go and when to hold on!

Frank’s Blog : Married!

Val and Frank

 

Last week, Friday the 27th, it was a big day for us. Me and Val, did it. We got married.

It was a beautiful, rainy day. It was just the two of us and our son, Evaan, who was making sure he misplaced every thing from where we had put them.

It was a big joyful day for us and we wanted to thank everyone who wished us a great and happy Marriage.

Cheers to a new start!

 

Frank’s Blog : Goal setting.

Some people don’t set goals because they don’t know how.

Most people don’t set goals because they are afraid.

Afraid that they might not reach them, it’s to far out, they don’t want to limit/discipline themselves.

LL: People who aim at nothing, hit it all the time.