Eating Healthy is the New Cool

One year four months ago, I fractured my tibia in four locations.  I had emergency surgery that night and reconstructive surgery 2 weeks later.  It was an extreme change in the lives of my family.  I was restricted from walking for 6 months and then the recovery process started.  It was a long and painful…

What is More Valuable? Time or Money?

Technology, apps, social media, fast travel, instant communication. These are all things that have become easily accessible for nearly the whole world. 100 years ago some of these things did not exist and if they did they were nothing like they are today. These advancements are all intended to make life easier by allowing us…

2017 Livonia State of the City Address

Last week on March 16, 2017, Chris and I attended a luncheon at Laurel Manor in Livonia for the 2017 Livonia State of the City Address.  There was over 530 people that showed up that day to support the community.  The Mayor, Dennis Wright was speaking that day.  The venue was highly impressive, it was…

Get up Every Day and Compete

A secondary and not overtly stated goal of The Friday Rally is to eventually have enough posts in the archives to pull together a book in the future. A book for new advisors to utilize to build their careers. This resource will take many years to crystalize as we need to develop our careers first to…

Keystone Habits

Developing habits is of extreme interest to me. I believe that if a person can develop positive habits that help push them towards their goals, then they will achieve those goals someday. The difficult part is deciding what habits are the right ones, and avoiding the destructive ones. It is important to be intentional with…

1% Better

The road to success is long. While there are many paths to the destination there is only one way to traverse that road. One step at a time. You can only get to where you are going by starting now and taking a step in the right direction, and then the next step, and then…

Filling the Pipeline

Today I had my second sales meeting. The opportunity came from my earlier prospecting efforts. This is a much smaller company with different goals and objectives compared to the the meeting with the previous company. If you want to catch up on the story from the previous company click here. This smaller company gave off…

Guaranteed Success

To be successful in your career you have to do a lot of things. Things like servicing your clients. Obtaining and utilizing knowledge to benefit you and your clients. And of course, gaining new business. These are the aspects of a career that have to be done. However these actions can turn into just another familiar action and maybe…

Tea, Coffee, and Becoming a Center of Influence

I recently shared that I was at a chamber of commerce event at World of Beer. At that event I had met many people and struck up a particularly good conversation. You can get caught up from the first post here. So, to continue the story, I has asked Jeff if he would be open to talking…