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How to Tackle a Sales Problem You’ve Never Seen Before

I cut a hole in my perfectly fine living room wall this past weekend. 

It all started when my wife and I decided we needed a dog door. After some research, I found the Hale Pet Wall Door and thought “I can install this.” After all, their website says, “Any person with a working knowledge of power tools and basic home construction can install the Hale Pet Door.”

How hard could it be? Continue reading


Work 1% Harder – How to Move Up in a Big Company

New home – new mortgage – no job.

About 10 years ago, my wife and I had just purchased a house (again), when I received an unexpected call from my boss.

“Steve…I’m going to have to let you go. This isn’t working out.”

With a new mortgage, plenty of home repair projects lined up and a boatload of bills, I was not a happy camper.

But, this wasn’t the first time I had lost a job so I knew what to do.  Continue reading