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An Unexpected dash of Sugar (Ask Nick Blog)

25 Jun

Today a shopping experience reminded be of  the power of sugar in enhancing and counteracting the harshness of some dishes.

A little sugar in your bowl after tasting your first piece of sour, peppery “mango chow” is outstanding!

Whilst gift shopping today, in the cold pouring rain, I managed to slip into a store to check out their offerings.

Anxious to part with my cash and be on my way to work, I gazed around hoping that someone would come to my rescue.

The acknowledgement I received was as delightful as that first piece of mango chow. Grimacing-ly” I spewed myself out of the store and began dialing from my very short list of merchants.

A young woman promptly answered the phone and seemed to cosmically know what I was looking for (call it luck if you will). I found the place which was a “stone’s throw away” from my office ~ got in and got out in 20 minutes flat, including some extra paperwork to take my registration for a loyalty card. “A spoon of sugar in my bowl!”

It doesn’t matter what work you do, you are in business and you serve others. Take some time out to examine how you treat with people. In some roundabout way they are responsible for your paycheck.

Nick says ~ “A dash of sugar in your everyday human interaction is unexpected and outstanding!”


“Think Big Act Small” (Nick’s blog post)

18 Jun

Whilst Chatting with a friend today, I showed her a picture of a beautiful Caribbean House in a MACO coffee-table book. Her face lit up as she exclaimed

“if only” followed by “but who am I fooling Nick. Should I even be looking at that house in my current financial position?” My response to her was “You are self employed and you write your own paychecks why not?”

I always remind myself of Napoleon Hill’s famous words “Whatever my mind can conceive it can achieve”

Don’t concede defeat before giving something a try.  Remember: “BIG goals are seldom ever accomplished by BIG steps. Each day, do something small to get you closer ~ “Think Big Act Small!”

The headline is also the title of a book by Jason Jennings.

Have a great weekend dear friend and we’ll pick back up on Monday 21st June 2010, God willing. ~ Nick


The Middle of the Month

16 Jun

It’s middle of the month and the middle of the year.

The entrepreneur in me is asking: “How have you done for the year so far?”  And then: “How has the month of June progressed to date?  The answers to these questions tell me how much I can relax or how busy I should be getting.

So let’s wager a guess…… am I relaxing or working? ~ Nick