Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 1/18/10

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo®’s mission is to help readers to thrive. January 18, 2010—Issue #18 This week’s focus point: The enormous, costly ($200 million?), embarrassing problems that NBC television are having is indicative of why your value as a consultant is so important. Otherwise intelligent, well-educated, highly-regarded, wealthy people in huge offices are making dunderheaded decisions every day, because they are surround by people afraid to tell them that they’re not wearing any clothes. Monday Morning Perspective: I envy …


Pacific Tales

I’ve just completed the Mentor Summit and Mentor Hall of Fame Meeting in San Francisco, and a day’s presentation for Rob Nixon’s Coaching Club in Honolulu. And now we’re taking a week off on the beach. We’re at the Sheraton Waikiki, where we stayed a couple of times over 30 years ago. Ordinarily we’d be elsewhere, but the function was held here and they’ve refurbished the suites. We have one balcony in the bedroom that shows the sunrise, and another …


The New Product Experience

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own products and passive income, this is the experience for you. Through a combination of workshops, teleconferences, podcasts, and print materials, we will take you through conceptualization to creation. There are three optional levels of participation, including third-party promotion and selling the product on my web site! http://summitconsulting.com/seminars/the-new-product-experience.php (A special 5% promo until Friday 1/22/10. Use code PRODEXP2010 in your shopping cart) Initial Workshop, March 4, Warwick, RI.



Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 1/11/10

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo®’s mission is to help readers to thrive. January 11, 2010—Issue #17 This week’s focus point: Is your brand/repute/intellectual property/marketing reach stronger this week than last? Will they be stronger next week? If you’re in any business where marketing is vital—and this applies to virtually every entrepreneur and professional services provider—you are your own chief marketing officer. Develop and implement two strong, affirmative, constructive steps each week that will prompt people to come to you. If …


Upgrade Your Attitude

We were waiting in the United Airlines Red Carpet Club for our flight to Hawaii from San Francisco. A woman in ragged jeans and unkempt hair took a seat across from us. Promptly, she fished her cell phone out of her bag and began a conversation with some unknown sponge, because she never stopped talking and complaining, indicating to me that the other person never spoke, but just absorbed. Her harangue was about her failure to be upgraded to first …


An Interesting Statistic

We processed here (independent of Amazon.com) several thousand orders for my new book, Thrive! Some nice people did the fulfillment and processing. Of those orders, only 12 credit cards were declined, and 11 of those people got back to us promptly with the correct cards. Only one person, in Lithuania, turned out to have a bad card, phony phone, and phony email. I’m sure he’s proud to have stolen a $25 book. I don’t see how this book can help …



Thrive! and Spirituality Workshops

TWO BRAND NEW EXPERIENCES, NOT YET ADVERTISED, SPECIAL TO MY COMMUNITIES: THRIVE! WORKSHOP April 21-22, Newport, RI A full day and optional second morning based on my newest book. Learn how to jettison baggage, organize around pragmatic needs and not empty wishes, blow up obstacles to success, and face each morning thrilled with the personal and professional opportunities that await. Invigorate your life. The optional, second morning will feature a personal, customized, Thrive Plan. Write me for a special price …


Reality IS Perception

I hear a lot of consultants asking themselves (and me!), “What really happened in there?” It’s as if they had an experience in someone’s office, but are fairly certain their perceptions don’t reflect reality. I have news for you: There is no utter reality, no file under “What actually occurred,” no third party umpiring the game (and, of course, umpires are notoriously subjective in the way they call balls and strikes). There are only your perceptions and the other people’s …