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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 99 of a Continuing Series

It was only in yesterday’s session with Don Kent, that I finally realized. In my line, Accountability is where my beloved coffee roasting lesson must be shared! To roast coffee, the first thing we do is turn on our oven and let it heat up. At the right temperature, we place the beans inside. Our […]

The Godfather Commentaries #86

…Michael sauntered over to the desk and glanced down at the yellow pad Sonny had been writing on. There was a list of seven names. The first three were Sollozzo, Phillip Tattaglia, and John Tattaglia. It struck Michael with full force that he had interrupted Sonny and Tessio as they were making up a list […]

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Part 36 of a Continuing Series

Let’s turn purely tactical. Why would I pay you to find someone for me? The six boxes in your FSTOPS™ cycle provide us tactical detail for this question. But, even though we’re going tactical, we don’t have to leave the big picture behind! The big picture answer has to do with my dream. I’m just […]

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 98 of a Continuing Series

There is a line between the human and the animal in you. Make no mistake, you are an animal first and a human – forgive me, but I have to qualify: if at all – second. The animal in you only responds to stimulus. Pleasure = happiness. Pain = unhappiness. Programmed by enough of each, […]

The Godfather Commentaries #85

Sonny shrugged. “Listen, kid, I was worried when I couldn’t get ahold of you in that hick town. Not that I gave a crap if they knocked you off, but I didn’t like the idea of bringing the news to the old lady. I had to tell her about Pop.” The Godfather, Chapter 4, Page […]

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Part 35 of a Continuing Series

I’m not quite sure why it is, but for some reason, this year, Thanksgiving seems to indicate a review of these seven challenges: I’ll talk a little bit about their tie to the FSTOPS(TM) below: (1) The first challenge you must meet is to – Know your dream. (2) Stirred by the guiding light of […]

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 97 of a Continuing Series

Our question is about Rhythm: If we plunge deep into Rhythm, will we find Honor? Let me ask, what does it mean to be punctual, to show up, and to show up on time? What does it mean to show up repeatedly, on time, until the Rhythm of your punctuality is perfect? What does it […]

The Godfather Commentaries #84

The house seemed to be full of men he didn’t know, until he went into the living room. There Michael saw Tom Hagen’s wife, Theresa sitting stiffly on the sofa, smoking a cigarette. On the coffee table in front of her was a glass of whiskey. The Godfather, Chapter 4, Page 89, Paragraph 4, Sentences […]

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Part 34 of a Continuing Series

I’ve shared my Failure and my Success, and for a simple review, here they are: Pasquale’s F = Proof Addiction Pasquale’s S = Doubling There’s actually a great deal you could learn about me from just those two points. You’ll have to get your philosophy hat on, and some logic to do so, though. You […]

Your Daily Recruiting Journal, Part 96 of a Continuing Series

Deadline Honor resides in the caring, not in the victory itself. After victory, significant, meaningful celebration is completely Necessary. Celebration must be tied both to the victory – its result – and to the means of victory – to the repetition and strengthening of those means. But, consider celebration to be an advanced skill. As […]