Be a leader, not a needer

In management it seems that there is a massive misconception about managing employees and how they “manage” their most valuable assets in their company. Looking at the leaders of today, they have this mentality of breaking down their employees to show their “management worth”, and that’s about it.

Take a look at the largest companies in the world that have a sales division such as Coca-Cola or Home Depot. They have an internal sales team that is responsible for massive amounts of growth and that department is solely responsible for maintaining revenue, forecasting revenue, as well as interpreting market trends.

When you’re looking at these massive companies with sales divisions, look at the people that are making it happen versus the upper management. There’s going to be a large amount of “worker bees” that actually out-weigh the skill sets of their management. This is due to their managers lack of drive, lack of knowledge, and lack of market trends.

The managers that fit this role are typically those who develop issues to manage in the work place, and provide their employees with enough guidance to feel “in control” of the situation still.

Example: Your best sales person understands market trends and provides your firm with 50% of your annual revenue, however that’s the same person that you keep putting down for character flaws and management styles that do not agree with yours. Well, truth be told, it’s his character that grew your company, it’s his management style that grew your revenue stream, and it’s his work ethic that sustains the company. Is the issue really the sales person, or the lacking knowledge and guidance provided by the manager? This manager is the same person that will say “you’re not ready” or “that’s not a good fit” to their employee to keep them generating revenue.

Keep your employees on the hamster wheel long enough, they’ll realize they’re worth more than you value, and they’ll hop off the wheel, and far surpass their manager’s “expectations” but elsewhere.

Be mindful of how you’re treating those employees, and be sure to evaluate where you are in your company as an employee.

It’s easy to spot a bullshit manager. Just take a look at yourself.

Remember those “managers” will either LEAD you or NEED you…

Kids Today… WTF?!

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with kids today? There is a total lack of respect with kids in society today and the world is completely screwed. Multiple times over this Christmas holiday off work I have been out at stores and have seen children screaming at their parents and back talking like it was no big deal. Then I see the parents just laugh and brush it off like their kid is a fucking angel?!

These kids need a swift kick in their asses before the cruel world knocks them down. I am in my mid-thirties and never in my entire childhood could I have gotten away with talking to my parents so disrespectfully.

The world is screwed if these kids are “the future”…. SMH

2017 In Closing

Well, all in all 2017 was a pretty good year for us and simply wanted to update the world on where everyone was in three categories that actually matter….

Family. Friends. Professions.

Family: All of us are doing great right now. Everyone that has kids, they’re still alive. All of us that are married, are still married. All of us that have been single, are still single and living it up.

Friends: I would say all of us definitely made some new friends this year by means of our working professions. As a privately held company we try to stick with working with clients that we actually can relate to and build a relationship with. We are a very long term company, not just a “one-pump-chump” take your money and go kind of firm, so we thrive on those relationships and most of our clients actually become our good friends.

Professions: A year like no other for just about anyone i would say. This year was booming on Wall Street as well as in the private sectors which had been a tremendously encouraging thing to see given the current state of the Government. Not, please don’t start with left wing/right wing bullshit. Simply stating the facts here, and it’s refreshing to see. There has been a sudden boom in all markets across the Country with newly acquired capital and it has turned into jobs for many individuals and i love to see that.

In closing, 2017 wasn’t a total piece of shit. But it could have been better. Very thankful for the fruits of the year, but still we could have moved bigger mountains.

Wishing everyone a safe New Years and a prosperous 2018!

Be Bold!

Being bold is often looked at as being pushy or being politically incorrect, and in most cases rude. In most all social circumstances the person who is the “outspoken” friend who says what they want and states their mind is the rude one or is also classified as the “bitchy girlfriend”.

Never in my professional experience have i encountered being bold as being a negative thing when it comes to pursing what you want. Think of all the big tech giants out there, and all of the greatest innovators of our generations, they all didn’t take no for an answer and they were bold.

Being bold can get you the meeting with the perspective client you’re looking for, get you the raise you’ve been wanting, or even provide you with the ability to get your child into the private school your wife has been eyeballing for years.

Never be afraid to be bold and get what you want no matter the setting or situation.

Being bold exudes confidence.

Be confident. Be bold.

Financial Wealth!

Most everyone defines wealth in their own way. Some people define wealth as financial, some define it with family, and others define it with their careers.

All in all however you define it, I’m still a firm believer in financial wealth being a byproduct of your family and your career. If you’ve got a supportive family and a good career, the means of financial wealth will eventually come your way. What you decide to do with it once it comes to you, is really what sets you apart from everyone else.

Some people take it and blow it on a new boat, others take it and spend it on a new fancy car, others nest it away to ensure it’s a cushion for their family, and they keep their head down and spirits up.

Let your financial wealth be a byproduct of the rest of your life, and your life will always be full of the things that matter!

Good Ass Wine!

If there’s one thing that just about all mid-thirties housewives have in common, it’s wine.

No joke, all of our wives are thankfully stay at home moms, which before you judge is no easy task at all. The shit they have to deal with on a daily basis is beyond being reasonable to tolerate, and for some reason they can stick it out and manage.

If you’re looking for some great red wines to check out, look at The Federalist. Great variety, great price, and most of the time you can buy it online for a fraction the price you can get it in stores.

Well worth the money, and it’ll keep the wife happy!

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” -Benjamin Franklin

 

 

Irma-gerd!

Currently, if you haven’t heard there’s a little rain storm named Irma that’s ripping a new asshole in the south-eastern United States. Most of the state of Florida was evacuated, and now this little gem has been “downgraded” from a hurricane to a tropical storm. Bullshit. I know. 

As a current Atlanta resident and native to this salad bowl of diversity and shit, there is one thing the south-east has not done well at all. Prepare for natural occurances such as snow, rain, storms, etc. 

A light drizzle of rain stops traffic like a monsoon. A snowflake causes mass chaos like a blizzard. You get the picture.
Atlanta is currently in a state of emergency for the most recent tropical storm Irma that is pounding down on us with rain and wind. It’s laughable to take is sincerely when almost every natural occurance in the south-east calls for a state of emergency because we aren’t prepared to wipe our own asses.

SMH. Pussies.

House Calls!

Got a hilarious telephone call from one of my college buddies and had to share it.

Blake is one of our friends who was the ring leader of our party circle. We would do everything together in high school, college, grad school, etc. This guy was literally the co-pilot to all of our greatest fuck ups. Literally.

Blake met a wonderful gal while in grad school and married her. They now have three kids, live in a very affluent neighborhood, and he has a job as a doctor that works on rich people. Literally, he makes house calls for rich people that don’t want to GO to the doctor. Needless to say, with his clientele he deals with a lot of absent minded individuals.

He calls to share a story with me about one of his clients that calls him at 11PM at night screaming because her six year old son is up screaming that his stomach hurts, and she thinks it could be something “more”. Whatever more is…

So, Blake takes the house call and heads over to their house, which luckily is only a few neighborhoods over from Blake. Luckily, his wife is very understanding and allows him to leave for all of these silly house calls. (Many of his clients are public figures, sports stars, etc. so almost ALL of his calls are house calls)

Blake gets to the house, pushes the call box at the gate, and they let him in.

Walks up to the house, and the Mom comes out (with cocktail in hand) screaming at Blake to hurry up and help her son who is upstairs and in lots of pain.

She escorts him upstairs to her son’s room and then leaves.

He finds this boy sitting on the shitter playing his game-boy. The kid who will remain nameless, looks at Blake while still playing game boy and shitting….. and goes “Hey man. I’m fine. I told my mom my ass was on fire because we had Mexican tonight, and she decided to call you”

At this point Blake is dying laughing and tells him “But you mom called and said you were in lots of pain and you were screaming”…..

The kids reply “Yeah, i was screaming at my Game Boy”

 

SMH.

Cut your losses!

Everyone needs to know when to cut their losses.

No matter personal or professional we all have losses that we all need to cut. It sometimes takes us getting our feelings and pride thrown up in our faces, but we need to have it thrown in our faces sooner than later.

In your professional lives if we keep an employee on staff for too long because we like them, we end up bleeding money on someone because we have blind hope that it will work out for the sake of our own pride, as well as the desire to see your employees succeed.

In our personal lives if you are not losing friends, you are not growing. True friends will understand your growth and will be only a phone call away. This is very true and it takes a lot of guts to realize this in our personal lives because our friends and personal interactions are what keeps us centered and bring us comfort.

If you have the same best friends for 10-20 years, you likely haven’t grown. Try to make yourself change and adapt. Change is necessary for growth, as a seed does not stay a seed.

Stop Complaining!

If you can’t determine if you are this stupid after reading this, you likely are the problem with today’s society. Let’s just put that out there before you even bother to continue reading this.

While talking to some people today i hear varying opinions on all kinds of topics such as religion, politics, social status, and much more. Typically, I remain opinionated because of the fact that I really do not care what people think, so why the hell does it matter?

Anyways, over the past few years we have been friends with this couple who are a complete train wreck and their relationship is solely based upon desperation due to them having a mid-thirties mid-life crisis. The husband was a Marine and served on three tours in Iraq and overall is a great guy. He is a God loving, gun toting, tattooed bad-ass from the United States Military that serves our country for over a decade. On the other hand is his wife, the bitchy divorced mid-thirties girl who has done a diligent effort in letting her political views cloud her success in life and devour her every ounce of logic. Literally, the kind of girl that can’t keep herself out of drama, because she finds it necessary to inject her liberal ass opinion on every situation possible.

Stop! Before you get ass hurt and get on the political views bitch here listen up… I have friends that are gay, black, straight, liberal, conservative, democratic, republican, libertarian, etc. The problem is not the political view associated with the individual, it is how that individual respects OTHER’s personal and political views. If you have no respect for others to keep your whiny ass shut because of the conflict it will cause, then go fuck yourself sideways. You’re the problem with the world.

Now, back on topic! They have been married for 2 years and have been together for 3 in total. One of them in very self-motivated and determined to be successful in everything they do. The other one has this entitled view of society and views everyone like they can learn something from them. (Guess who is who!?)

Now, they are married and all of these personality characteristics are coming out of the woodwork and they keep complaining about each other. On a weekly basis we hear shit about how the wife is so down in the dumps and has some new issue, and some new drama, and some new problem to deal with. At the same time we hear about how the husband is successful, motivated, and is busting his ass working 12-14 hours a day to help support his family… All while it’s a chore for his wife to sit at her desk for a bitchy 5 hours per day reading emails and answering telephones.

At what point did these two think that their personal characteristics were compatible? You have one person who is very respectful of others political views, beliefs, and all around is a good person which does not stem from religion or political association. Then you have the other part of this relationship that is an opinionated bitch that feels the need to insert her opinion into every damn situation every because it’s her “right”… Everyone has rights, not everyone has respect.

If you are one of these people who is a newly-wed looking at your relationship going “What the fuck happened!?”… Maybe you should have taken a step back and taken the relationship for face value and not dug in any deeper. Maybe dig in a few times, but then don’t call her for two weeks. Whatev.