Alan’s Monday Morning Memo – 7/30/12

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

July 30, 2012—Issue #149 This week’s focus point: In the Olympics, “hype” doesn’t win medals, only performance does. And the performance has to be at exactly the right time and place. There is only one final event, one championship game. True champions are able to perform at their absolute best in highly pressurized situations, those which often undermine their competitors. Winning by a fraction of a point or second isn’t about superior physical conditioning, it’s about superior mental conditioning which …


Olympic Trials

• Ryan Seacrest is beyond being a fifth wheel at the Olympics. He’s in the pool and out of his depth, instead of interviewing vacant rock stars he’s talking to people who train diligently with great discipline. He’s less important to the telecast than any of the thousands were to the opening ceremonies. • When is someone going to blow the whistle on 14-year-old girls in revealing costumes with a pound of makeup being placed in sexy poses, and hyped …





There IS Such A Thing As A Dumb Question

A former buyer in San Francisco is visiting New York and suggested we have lunch to talk about possible future business. I live an hour outside of New York. Should I go? The buyer has said that he’d like to go ahead with my help in his business and asked what the next step would be to explore that. I’m not sure, what should it be? I haven’t had any business in nine months. A company has called me and …


The Haters

A while ago I decided I’d write occasionally for a local blog. The administrator is a very nice, bright woman and does a professional job. What I learned, however, is that there are real “haters” out there who are, thankfully, rare among professional blogs and social media outlets (I see them mostly on YouTube comments). They launch personal attacks against anyone with whose opinion they disagree. Some will call you a “bleeding heart liberal who hates the rich,” while another …



Alan’s Developmental Beach

Green flag, solid skills building, pragmatic information. The breakers can be tough, but so can life. Take prudent risks and enjoy. Yellow flag, caution, what you’re experiencing sounds right, but there are undercurrents and rip tides. Not totally safe; not what it appears to be. Red flag, danger, the gulls know what they’re doing but the sand is so hot it’s going to burn your feet.


New Version of Fire Walking

I’m going into competition with Tony Robbins. For $2,500 you can firewalk with him on hot coals. Or, for only $1,500 you can sit in a chair and one of my assistants will burn your feet with a lit cigar. During the experience we will be chanting “Robusto, Robusto, Robusto….” Or, you can spend $600 and come to my Common Sense Consulting™ Workshop and actually learn something to improve your lives. Up to you. http://www.summitconsulting.com/seminars/Common-Sense-Consulting-for-Uncommon-Growth-Results-The-Workshop-2012-09.php