Category Archives: Selling

How Ample Is Your Sample?

Well this is certainly embarrassing. It all began with my office chair – I’ve had the same one since the day I started my company in 2000. And it’s been great. It’s one of those fake leather, cushy office chairs on wheels with a couple of arm rests. But lately, it’s been sending me warning signals… It squeaks so much that when I’m recording something I have to stay perfectly still. Listen To This Post The arm rests are all […] Click to read more…

 

I Can See Clearly Now

As of this morning, my house is officially on the market. (Please buy it.) We’ve lived here for nearly 11 years, and with our youngest child due to graduate from high school in June, my wife Linda and I have decided to downsize to something smaller. As you might imagine, we’ve spent the past several months getting our house “ready,” a term which, unfortunately, correlates highly with “expensive.” Listen To This Post Examples include, granite countertops for the master bath, […] Click to read more…

 

Weather, Or Not?

I guess I hadn’t given much thought to the weather. I heard something about snow coming, but it was far from top of mind as I headed out that Saturday morning for an all-day event at the New England Speaker’s Association. But when the event began, the first thing out of the meeting organizer’s mouth was, “SNOW! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!” (It’s possible I am exaggerating.) She did say, however, that due to the coming storm, we’d be ending […] Click to read more…

 

Familiarity Breeds Profit

Do you have names for the meals you cook regularly at home? We do. There’s “Rail Rider;” a sauteed medley of sweet potatoes, onions, chicken sausage and spices, so-named because it seems like the kind of thing you’d eat while hopping freight trains in the 1930s (not that I really have any idea). We’ve got “Flop-Overs;” round flat bread covered with chicken, onions, beans, cheese and whatever else we have hanging around, which is then “flopped over” in a pan […] Click to read more…

 

Hunger Games

I live by two simple rules: Rule #1: Never sit in the front row of a comedy or dolphin show. In both cases, you’re liable to be more involved than you’d like. Rule #2: Never shop for food when you’re hungry. Here, you’re apt to buy things that you neither want nor need. And yet there I was, just this past Sunday, strolling into the Hannaford Supermarket around 2pm. I’d been running around all morning. I hadn’t eaten lunch. We […] Click to read more…