I thought my ears might start bleeding. I immediately cringed. Such a dangerous statement and belief—acted upon—will wreak havoc in your financial life. What did he say that was so terrible? “Man, business wise, 2020 is gonna practically be a … Read More
Tweaks, Ideas, and Shenanigans: A Month in the Life of Don Alley
Ever wonder what we’re up to, and what’s happening in our companies behind the scenes? I thought it would be fun to look back through my journal over the last 30 days and make a list of the new ideas … Read More
Do You Use Harmful Phrases Like These? What NOT to Say—EVER!
It was awful…the vulgarity that came out of my mouth. Frankly, I’m embarrassed to write it. A little context, here’s what was happening in my life last week: ➡️ Closing on a new house Friday ➡️ Moving the following Monday … Read More
What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
It was 2014, and I sat in my car nervous and scared, fretting, picturing every conceivable outcome. Would it be a success? A failure? I called my friend Sam and asked for his reassurance. “Brother, I’m about to pull the … Read More
17 Questions to Help You Grow as a Human, an Achiever, and Entrepreneur
Every morning, I like to sit and think as part of my routine. And without the aid of specific questions, my mind races along with the gottagottagotta stuff. Below is a list of questions that I have compiled over the … Read More
Speak Your Goals, Take Action & Make Them Happen
I recently started to employ slightly outrageous strategy to create new goals, think bigger, create new possibilities, and make abstract goals more concrete. Interested? Read on. Disclaimer: This post may be seen as sacrilegious. Not my intention at all. Much … Read More
A Tale of Two Ice Cream Parlors
Two ice cream parlors. Two store fronts. Two great locations. SAME STREET. Not only the same street, but literally separated by two other businesses. A father and son could play catch at a safe distance from both of their doorsteps. … Read More
Want to Make More Money? Answer Your Phone.
He who answers the phone gets paid. My bus broke down. Again 🙁 I am starting to wonder if it would be a better use of my time and money to just buy another 15 passenger van or two in … Read More
Growing Business: Coffee Shop, Ice Cream, & Now PIZZA!
Last year, when my wife and I went to Charleston for a week of vacation, we landed in the best coffee shop in Folly Beach, and the owner was this cool Israeli named Or. Or is young, smart, an a … Read More
Does It EVER End? Not For Staff Training…
It honestly seems like it’s never-ending. I swear, as soon as you get through all of the training to bring someone up to speed, you have to start all over again, training the SAME staff member, on a DIFFERENT section … Read More
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