I Believe

You gotta believe in something, or you'll fall for anything.

I believe:

  • Capitalism provides the greatest path to prosperity.

  • A so-called “open-minded/tolerant” person will stop reading this post maybe halfway down the page.

  • Entrepreneurs are what make this country great.

  • Bacon is the candy of meats.

  • A business owner owes it to himself, his staff, his vendors, his family, and his clients to make as much money as possible by meeting their needs with excellence to ensure he stays in business.

  • Children are a blessing from God.

  • A business owner’s #1 job is to market.

  • The #1 goal of marketing is to build a big list.

  • The #1 sin of marketing is being boring.

  • A sales manager’s #1 job is to recruit.

  • A salesperson’s #1 job is to prospect.

  • Entrepreneurs need more help Implementing and being held Accountable than generating ideas to grow.

  • The teaching/training methods and methodologies that sprung forth from the Industrial Revolution are not only inadequate and insufficient for success and happiness in 2024 and beyond but are actually harmful and hindering our abilities to reach our full potential as citizens and entrepreneurs today.

  • The lottery is for people who are bad at math.

  • Political correctness is making America weak.

  • People who feel “entitled” are making America weak.

  • People who need “safe spaces” are making America weak.

  • People who get “triggered” are making America weak.

  • Businesses can only grow through dedicated, focused, hard work over an extended period of time.

  • The SEC is the greatest college football conference in the universe.

  • 99.9% of those who participate in social media marketing are not social, know nothing about media, and even less about marketing, which is why they (you?) fail.

  • Cold calling still works and never stopped working.

  • Only idiots and fools make old-school, blind cold calls today.

  • There is no one “right way” to grow your business.

  • Marketing is just selling in print. To be a better marketer, learn how to sell.

  • Yellow Pages can still get you clients (especially if you sell to Baby Boomers).

  • Newspaper advertising can still get you clients.

  • Radio advertising can still get you clients.

  • TV advertising can still get you clients.

  • Fax broadcasts can still get you clients. (And big fines, so do it right.)

  • SEO still matters.

  • Content is still king.

  • Relevant content is the queen (but we know she tells the king how to dress, what to eat, and when to STHU.)

  • Text messaging can still get you clients. (And more big fines, so do it right.)

  • Gary Halbert was right. Motion beats meditation.

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  • There is no problem you are facing now in your business that a 100% increase in profits can’t fix.

  • When you double your profits, you won’t be problem-free. You’ll just have a new set of problems.

  • Handwritten notes/cards/letters can still get you clients.

  • Phone calls can still get you clients.

  • People who are easily offended are not happy people and should be fired as clients.

  • The only thing the government is good at is killing people and breaking things.

  • You cannot tax your way into prosperity.

  • Guns don’t kill people.

  • It’s the drunk driver’s fault and his fault alone.

  • It’s a life, not a choice.

  • If you can measure it, you can improve it.

  • Two heads are better than one.

  • You can’t steer a parked car, so get moving. (See Gary Halbert above.)

  • You can’t read the label from inside the bottle.

  • In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. (See Desiderius Erasmus and Genesis Rabbah.)

  • History does repeat itself.

  • Those who don’t know history…are probably victims of public school education. (See the government killing people and breaking things.)

  • Referrals are great for growing your business.

  • Too few people ask for referrals.

  • Podcasts are a great way to market your business.

  • Few podcasters will get rich and famous by having a podcast.

  • Email newsletters are a great way to market your business.

  • Without Goliath, David would’ve died an unknown shepherd boy.

  • Typoes will always be found after you hit Send/Print/ Publish. Hit it anyway.

  • I believe in you. Even if you…

    • Vote differently than me.

    • Have sex differently than me. (Get upset because I mentioned sex.)

    • Practice your faith or spirituality or “religiosity” differently than me.

    • Make more money than me.

    • Make less money than me.

    • Are single, divorced, widowed/er, or a newlywed.

    • Are taller than me.

    • Stronger than me.

    • Shorter than me.

    • Dropped out of high school.

    • Dropped out of college.

    • Lost your home to foreclosure.

    • Filed for bankruptcy.

    • If you’re an alcoholic or addicted to pain medications or porn or shopping or hoarding or sex (I said it again…twice really because I think porn is related to sex) or gambling or you name it.

I believe in you because I know that as long as you have air in your lungs and dreams and aspirations and even hopes and fears, that you are still a work in progress, and it ain’t over ’til it’s over.

I believe, as Zig Ziglar always said, that failure is not a person; it’s an event, and you cannot enjoy the fruits of your labor without a struggle. Without great effort.

By the way, being handed fame and fortune because of great lips or hips or the fact you can dunk a basketball or parrot a line is why so many celebrities and athletes and rich kids end up a mess.

God has us go through the birth canal for a reason.

It’s true from the day you were born to the day you give birth to your business.

Don’t sweat the petty things. Believe bigger.

Laugh more. Eat more meat. Floss more often.

Call your loved ones regularly.

Stay the course. Keep the faith. Endure.

Now go sell something.