I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. — Robert McCloskey

Today’s Reflections Lead to Tomorrow’s Successes

Every day, each of us is bombarded with a multitude of information, interactions, and experiences. Keeping up in today’s fast-paced world can be near impossible. Many of us are juggling successful careers, academics, and families, amongst other responsibilities demanding our attention. Often it seems there simply isn’t enough time in the day to spare even […]

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How We Prepare for Success: Plan, Involve, Execute and Review

I have often heard it said that we don’t plan to fail rather we simply fail to plan. Without a plan, success manages to stay just beyond our grasp and though we chase it, we will never realize it. In my life I have realized that when I have a plan and have developed a […]

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Improving Communication

Communication is an important tool to master when interacting with clients, teammates, vendors and even our families. When talking with someone, be quick to ask and slow to judge. Learn to gather the facts before coming to a conclusion and be curious about additional information that may yield a more complete picture. The quality of […]

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Setting Effective Sales Goals for 2017

  We all know that sales are imperative for the growth of any business. What is often overlooked is that sales are just as essential for the sustainability of the business. With this in mind, how do you as a business owner or sales manager go about setting effective goals and motivating your sales team? […]

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When We Strive for Perfection We Settle for Excellence

“Perfection is not attainable – but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi  The world changes every moment. Change impacts every aspect of life… your home, business, friends and family. Change begets the need for more change. We must constantly evaluate where we are and how we can improve. We must […]

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Finding Success through Unity: It’s about “We” not “Me”

At our most recent VCF Presents, the speaker was Coach Bobby Ross, retired NFL football coach. At first glance, having a retired football coach speak to a room full of business advisors, bankers, mezzanine lenders, accountants and business owners may seem unusual. However, the lessons Coach Ross spent his entire life sharing with his players […]

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