I still remember the first time I tied my little brother to a chair, with my magic truth lasso. I can feel the swoosh of my cape as I turned (quite dramatically) to dive into the safety of my invisible jet. Wonder Woman rocked! AND, she had fabulous hair and makeup! Oh, hours were spent in my pursuit of SuperHero status – jump moves, spin moves, laser eye beams. I wanted ALL of the superhero powers, AND a kick-a$$ costume. That was a very long time ago. I haven’t thought of the faux menacing look in my brother’s eyes in years…until last week…
What happened to bring back the sweet memories of the crime-stopping prowess of a bustier outfitted Super Princess? I got an email…not just any email…I got an email from Jim Kwik of Kwik Learning, inviting me to attend the upcoming Super Hero You event.
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I just happened to be wandering through Twitter tonight, and caught some wise words from some of my favorite seminar friends that I wanted to share. I hope they'll make you smile and think!
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et_img” src=”http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/90485568/DSC_0002RZ_normal.JPG” alt=”Doug Bench” width=”48″ height=”48″ align=”left” />Doug Bench – @DougBench Teach a man to fish and he will feed himself all his life. Teach him how his brain works, and he won't have to eat fish all the time
Doug is such a great mind! You absolutely want to catch him speak, and share his powerful message of brain-power! His Mind Your Brain project was a pleasure to work on. And, one that continues it's effect on us long past it having been written.
Anil Gupta – @GuptaGuru The treasure is always within easy reach – you have to open your eyes and heart
Anil has one of the biggest hearts I've ever seen. Thank you for this touching thought to treasure. I have met few people who are as sincerely nice as this man. And, his wife is so much fun. In person, or on Twitter, he reminds me to focus on the good in life, and to live with
Spike Humer – @spikehumer “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light… http://t.co/lmNGtXmq
adobe software download Spike, I'm always impressed with your leadership ideas and powerful messages. I do miss that booming voice of yours….let's not even get started on the smooth dance moves you have.
Making a Difference
One thing that I find really inspiring about my friends in the seminar industry, is how important it is to focus on making a difference in people's lives. Do you want to wake up every day and just cash a paycheck? Don't you think there's so much more that could shape your life and let you help the people you love and live for? Here's some thoughts that I found that I find very inspiring…
Dave Vanhoose – @DaveVanhoose1 “It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.” Tom Brokaw
Making a difference is job number one! Thanks for that inspirational quote, Mr. Vanhoose! Remember people – your business should SOLVE a problem…not create one for you or anyone else. It's hard to say NO to a check, but sometimes it is the right thing to do.
Doug Ottersberg – @dougottersberg I've been buoyed by the thought that more people should be able to say “I now work to make a difference instead of a living”
Doug, I absolutely agree with you, and I think Dave Vanhoose does as well. Making a difference in people's lives by doing inspiring things with integrity is so critical. And it definitely keeps me thinking about this…
Rashida Jolley – @rashidajolley God is soooooooo good!!!!
Amen, sista! Amen. Thanks for the short & sweet reminder. Hope everyone has a fabulous day and does fabulous things!
eyDaveCole – Dave Cole” width=”208″ height=”236″ />There are different reasons for going in to business. Sometimes it’s all about the money – other times it’s all about the work – other times it’s all about the people. Propel Point was definitely designed to be a “people” company – a place where seminar industry professionals could come and receive the professional caliber marketing,
product, and development services that were typically only available to established large-scale players in the industry. We set out to change that. We set out to prove that by listening to what our clients were trying to accomplish, we could provide them the tools & resources to play the bigger game. As anyone could see from our Portfolio of work, we’ve accomplished a great deal. We’ve supported brand-new seminar speakers and established industry veterans. We’ve crafted products, marketing campaigns, technology solutions, and helped manage numerous projects that have delivered not only extraordinary value to our clients, but the end-consumer – the people in the rooms at the seminars – who were the end beneficiary of our hard work. Through building Propel Point, both Jennifer and I have uncovered and discovered dozens (if not hundreds) of business opportunities. Some were just bad ideas from the outset, while others were truly
brilliant businesses that could have been exceptional in their own right – were someone to simply take it and create it. Because of our diverse backgrounds and skills, we continued to refine our focus and develop products
and services within a tight window of our capability. In the past few weeks, one of those burgeoning business opportunities arose that simply could not be ignored, but genuinely did not fit within the Propel Point business model. But we also knew that Propel Point is a thriving and successful venture in its own right, so we decided to divide-and-conquer, and spin off our advanced technology services in to its own firm: Dashboard Labs. Because of this, the decision has been made for me to step away as active Chief Operations Officer of Propel Point to ensure that the new venture receives my full and undivided attention. I’ll still be around – I’m still an owner in Propel Point and I will be supporting the business in an advisory role moving forward. It’s been a tremendously fun experience to work with so many incredible clients, partners, employees, and people I today call friends. Of course, my respect and admiration for my partner Jennifer Puterbaugh is without equal. She has always been the heart & soul of Propel Point, and will continue to be one of the most trusted and resourceful developers in the seminar industry. Thank you all, for everything. I welcome you to connect with me on Facebook – HeyDaveCole, Twitter @HeyDaveCole, or LinkedIn.