Learn It. Love It. Live It. [Post #100]

BITheader

I was recently asked about my blogging philosophy: “Why write (and tweet) about three different, and seemingly unrelated, subjects (business, ideas, and theology) on one blog?”  Well, the first reason is practical: I don’t have time to maintain three different blogs. Another minor reason is because I find blogging to be therapeutic and a great outlet for me to share my thoughts about the world I live in.

However, the primary reason that I blog about a variety of things is because it is an accurate representation of reality. Like most people, my life isn’t siloed into different interest areas. Each of the things I’m passionate about interacts with the others and affects what opportunities I pursue with my time and energy.

The same is true for each of us. We all have different things we are passionate about that combine together and express themselves in the way we live our lives. That’s why I end each post with the tagline “Learn It. Love It. Live It.” These three phrases sum up how we discover our passions and make them a part of our daily life.  Read more of this post

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Customer Service: Turning “My Duty” Into “My Pleasure”

Chick-fil-A, Spotsylvania Mall Drive, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, VA

“My pleasure!”

Though it always makes me chuckle a little bit, I never tire of hearing a Chick-fil-A employee saying that to each customer who says “Thank you.” Those two words reveal a novel concept that should be at the core of any business: that employees view serving customers as a pleasure and not a duty.  Read more of this post

The Entrepreneurial Race Part 3: On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

The Fast and the Furious

This is the third post in the “Entrepreneurial Race” series. Click here to read Part 1: Getting to the TrackPart 2: Picking a Pit Crew, and Part 4: Getting Sponsors.

Gentlemen, start your engines!

When it comes to racing, the start is one of the most important locations on the entire race. Just a few seconds can make the difference between finishing first or last.

The same is true for a new business: the launch is critical. Once a team of founders has explored funding options and assembled a Board of Advisors, they must figure out their launch strategy. Here are some tips for getting a startup off to a good start:  Read more of this post

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