Where’s the Love?

My husband and I aren’t big on Valentine’s Day. It feels like a chore more than anything – here’s another day when you have to remember to buy a card, get a present, make a big deal, etc. And after putting together 24 Valentine’s gifts for my daughter’s kindergarten class, I’m pretty much loved out. …

Athletes can be Assets

When people think of college athletes, they often think “man, that player will have a job lined up just because of being an athlete.”  That turns out to not always be the case.  Numerous friends who graduated in the past couple of years have truly struggled to find their ideal job, even with their well-known …

Unrealistic Expectations

Divorced couples in reality television are having a moment. Whether it’s our newly-minted President, who is a reality TV star and is twice-divorced, or Tarek and Christina El Moussa from HGTV’s Flip or Flop, who are going through a very public divorce, thanks to their position as reality TV stars. (And I could write a …

What’s the point?

Every once in a while, I’ll have a conversation with one of my employees that forces me to confront my own nonsense, and it happened to me again this week. I was in a weekly review meeting with one of my salespeople, and he was asking me about the possibility of him taking two weeks …

Now for the How

When Tony and I created Legion’s Vision 2019, our vision for what Legion will look like by December 31st, 2019, we immediately shared it with our employees in a staff meeting, and put it up where we could see it every day. (If you’d like to see it, you can find it on our website, …

Time for a Fresh Start

I love a fresh start. I think we all do. The idea of cleaning the slate and starting back at one is an essential part of our lives, ingrained as it is in the structure of our days, weeks, months and years. But there is something really refreshing about a new year. We all know, …

#goals

It is finally, blessedly, 2017. And with the turn of the year, it is time to set some goals. There are two schools of thought on goals. The first – the more demure and cautious – says you should keep your goals close to your vest. My Facebook feed was full of quotes this weekend …

I Got Stamina

I’m a believer in the power of music, to the point that I have a very specific “Pump-Up Playlist” I’ve put together to listen to on my morning commute every day. I feel that coming in to work energized, positive and optimistic sets the tone for my day, the sales floor, and the company in …

The Benefits of Shipping Around

In our business, we often break into new customers by “rescuing” them from difficult situations – positions where they are in a bind with their supply chain and we can swoop in and be the hero. They often don’t know how we do it, but it is pretty simple. We ship around. Unlike many of …

Listen, Don’t Talk

I firmly believe that life sometimes coalesces to teach you a lesson. Events, conversations, introductions and lessons all converge on one theme that you never really expected. This week, I’m having one of those moments of synergy. And the universe is reminding me to shut the hell up. One of the things I teach my …