Achieve Your Top 3 Goals for 2019

The means to achieve your goals may not lie in the traditional and social media campaign you have planned for the year. As compelling as your new product has been through the beta-test phase, that may not be the answer either.  Actually, the secret to success is not as sexy as a new Lamborghini.  It’s more like a dependable old mini-van. 

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Tom McTee
Ghosts

In the fourth quarter of yet another banner year, a successful business owner is visited by three spirits. Although profits are up, personal spirits are at an all-time low.  Holiday cheer is in the air, decorations adorn cubicles, but the mood is, well….dour.  The clock strikes midnight and the visitations begin. One by one, the business owner wrestles with a ghost from the past; one from the present, and a foreboding spirit from the future.  Sound familiar?

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Tom McTee
The Little Things

It is amazing how the phrase rolls off our tongues in a manner that emphasizes the inherent truth of the statement. ‘It’s the little things that count.’  We say it like we mean it but then our actions don’t follow suit.  It just doesn’t make sense.

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Tom McTee
Thank You, Paul

The news reverberated around the Northwest quickly. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, owner of the Portland Trailblazers and the Seattle Seahawks, and billionaire philanthropist has lost his battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Monday. He was 65 years old.

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Tom McTee
Short Shrift

No, I’m not writing with a lateral lisp.  I stumbled across this term while researching the birth of an industry.  We’re all familiar with the term short-order (service provided quickly) or short-changed (how Seattle Mariner fans feel this season after they let a 17 game lead evaporate over the last three months of the season, forcing us into another year devoid of post season play).

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Tom McTee
Bad vs Good

There is a battle going on and you are in the middle of it. No, I’m not talking about the Twitter war between you and your competitor.  This conflict has the power to fundamentally change the effectiveness of your business. Your image. Your legacy. 

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Tom McTee