Posts Tagged ‘eagles’

Give yourself a raise – today

November 24, 2009

New York City cabdriver Oleg Roitman says his nickname is “The Human Computer.”  He asks his passengers – “Tell me the date of your birth and in less than a second I will tell you which day of the week you were born.”  To prove that his answers are correct, he carries a book with calendars from 1900 to 2020.  He says passengers often pay him double what the meter reads. 

Studies show that waiters can boost their tips from 10 to 100 percent by doing any of the following:

  • Lightly touching the customer
  • Smiling at the customer
  • Squatting next to the table
  • Introducing themselves by name
  • Thanking them for dining there
  • Forecasting good weather
  • Drawing a smiley face on the check

Joanne and I invite my Eagles Club coaching clients to stay at our Sanctuary (pictured) as part of the coaching experience.  We share our morning tea and muffins with them and take them to dinner at some of our favorite restaurants.  It’s enjoyable for us to include them in our lives as the next season of that client’s career is being developed – and that little difference creates a memorable and often life-changing experience. 

What are you doing to create that “little difference” in your work and life?  An advanced degree may do nothing to separate you from the crowd.  But what could you do today to engage your customers, clients or co-workers in a way that they will never forget? 

Could that little difference double your income next year?

The Eagles

September 20, 2008

I’m always thrilled when I see someone doing work – that is obviously their passion.  Work that is fulfilling – and profitable.

Last night I had the privilege of attending The Eagles concert here in Nashville.  This is part of their amazing Long Road out of Eden tour.  Dave and Sharon Ramsey booked a suite at the Sommet Center and invited us to join them and a few other friends for this night of a lifetime of memories.

I so often write about finding one’s passion and to see it in a bunch of 60-yr-old guys is not something you see every day.  These guys don’t appear to be “working” – they just look like they’re still having a whole lot of fun.  When they hit the 9-minute version of “Hotel California” the place erupted and they played it with the same intensity they did almost 40 years ago.

Could you imagine your daily “work” being that much fun?