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Category Archives: The FSTOPS

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Part 37 of a Continuing Series

I know how wierd I am, I do. This crazy model, The FSTOPS(TM), has been literally haunting me since 1989. Just today, just now over in our Future Perfect Planning discussion thread, I realized an equivalency I’ve alwasy made that most others – maybe even you dear friend – do NOT automatically make the way […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Part 33 of a Continuing Series

Success can be hard. It is so often the stage that comes just before failure, and often the cause of that failure. Its causes are often so simple that some evil force in our souls virtually refuses to repeat them. Ah but when you see it in its glory, success is just like a new […]

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Part 32 of a Continuing Series

Let’s shift the way we represent our model a bit. (1) YOUR OWN – List of Symptoms (2) YOUR OWN – Diagnosis (3) YOUR OWN – Accepted and Utterly Believed in Cure (4) YOUR OWN – Dedicated and Utterly Committed Method of Treatment (5) YOUR OWN – Outcome I say fie upon the institutions and […]

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Part 31 of a Continuing Series

I often get in some unconscious analysis and planning over the weekend, truly not even knowing I’m doing it. But, low and behold, I arrived at this morning with an FSTOPS™-based decision about our conversations here! I’m going to reduce the blog-style element, and build up the actual conversation, now. I’ll continue to post a […]

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Part 30 of a Continuing Series

When facing failure, our first instinct is to turn away from the darkness and look for the light. Gazing into the dark depths of our failures hurts our soul, or possibly more to the point, it hurts our ego. So, we turn away. The typical pattern that results is this. When we do look we […]

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Part 29 of a Continuing Series

Larry Engelgau ended up doubling once more, hitting a peak of about $8,000,000 around 1997 or 1998. At that point he decided to put together a plan to sell the firm to some of his best performing leaders within and has since moved on to a great new career in real estate development. So, what […]

The FSTOPS(TM) Model for Decision Making, Part 28 of a Continuing Series

In my early years in business, whenever we heard the Roger Bannister, break-the-four-minute-mile barrier story, it was told absolutely. That is, everyone said it couldn’t be done until he did it. Then, after he did it, a whole raft of world-class runners followed suit. Why? The reason – back in the day – was a […]