Relationships Matter Now More Than Ever

Relationships Matter Now More Than Ever

Fall has been wonderful here in East Texas. Granted, it takes two months for the leaves to fall here instead of two weeks, as it does in Minnesota, but today is a lovely 63 degrees. Snow is falling in Minneapolis, where the high is not expected to get above...
Be Ready

Be Ready

Be ready. I perform a lot of internet searches for various products that I am helping clients with, so I get trailed by a lot of advertising. And these ads follow me virtually everywhere on the internet, so much so that they often seem ridiculous (I won’t name...
Fall Harvest: Every Kernel Counts

Fall Harvest: Every Kernel Counts

So, in my second autumn in East Texas, I am feeling a little out of touch with the fall harvest and Midwest row crops. Here, in the beautiful rolling hills of this region, you can see between the trees contented beef cattle of all breeds munching on the tall grass,...
Start with Care

Start with Care

In a Harvard Business Review article entitled “The New Science of Customer Emotions” by Scott Magids, Alan Zorfas, and Daniel Leemon, the authors identified 10 “emotional motivators” that solidify customer...
As Good Is Not Good Enough

As Good Is Not Good Enough

What do I mean by “as good is not good enough”? In the book, Killing Sacred Cows, there’s a line that reads:  We only exchange when others have something that we value more than what we currently have. We never trade like value for like value,...
Farmers Put the Pedal to the Metal

Farmers Put the Pedal to the Metal

Farmers Put the Pedal to the Metal After some horrendous spring seasons, this year hopefully promises to be a turnaround for American farmers. Farmers Put the Pedal to the Metal with Spring Planting Crop planting progress shows that corn and soybean planting rates are...
Spring Is When Farmers Feel Most Alive!

Spring Is When Farmers Feel Most Alive!

Spring is for farmers! One thing I’ve noticed about farmers over the years is that there’s not too much judgement about things. They take life as it comes, knowing that the life, lifestyle, and finances of a farmer aren’t easy but that it’s a choice they’ve made. They...