Living the Dream?

I’m going to preface this post by saying that lately I’ve been pretty emotional. I’m not sure why, but perhaps it has to do with the fact that in a few short years I’ll be a half century old. I’m starting to look around me and catch glimpses of my mortality in the rear view mirror. Oddly, it seems to be gaining on me every time I look.

For those that know me, I have a favorite saying. When I’m asked “how’re you doing?” I reply, “I’m living the dream.” Sometimes I get a chuckle, sometimes I get a sigh, and sometimes I get “Yah right, more like a nightmare.”

I’ve come to find that I can learn a lot about a person by how they answer this question. Continue reading “Living the Dream?”

Blog Updates

I recently moved Neural Market Trends back to WordPress and had to migrate close to 300 markdown posts back into a MySQL database. For the most part, it all went smooth until it came to the posts starting from April 2018. Not sure why, but then it refused to import them.

I had to manually import about 30 to 40 posts and the dates got screwed up in the process. This is why there was a set of old posts being reposted with new dates, which can be a very misleading problem.

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Humility and Equanimity in Sales

Dear Friend,

I’ve been meaning to write about the importance humility and equanimity in sales. From my personal past observations, it seems these are attributes only a few sales people have.

What is humility and equanimity?

Humility is defined as:

“a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness.”

Equanimity is defined as:

“mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.”

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