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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence

Success List

September 24, 2023

by Robert Stevenson

You may not agree with all the points on my Success List below, but it gives you some things to think about. If you feel there is a better answer for any or all of them, then scratch out my opinion and write in yours. You might have more than one thing that you feel should be listed by each point … and that’s okay. (In some cases, I found it extremely hard to identify just one) The objective here is to get us all thinking about what is really involved in being successful: it sure made me think. We all need to understand: before we can be it, do it, and live it … we must recognize it.

The Destructive Attitude of Arrogance

September 10, 2023

by Robert Stevenson

One of the biggest destructive forces today that causes countless large companies to fail is an ATTITUDE of ARROGANCE. Bill Gates said, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” Couple that statement with one from former Intel Chairman Andy Grove, who said, “Only the paranoid survive. Paranoids believe someone or some force is out to get them,” and now you should have a better perspective on how two enormously successful men remained successful in such competitive, turbulent times.

Fix What Needs Fixing

August 26, 2023

by Robert Stevenson

I see a lot of valuable time being wasted in companies with people trying to improve something that is already working great. It is important to always be looking for ways to improve, but it is more important to be working on things that need improving. I live, work, and operate by what I like to refer to as The Stapler Principle. This principle has helped me immeasurably in being more efficient, which can also equate into being more successful.

Nothing Happens Without a Sale

August 19, 2023

by Robert Stevenson

One of the biggest mistakes any company makes is not educating everyone in their organization that they are “ALL” involved in SALES. Nothing happens without sales being made … nothing! Great customer service helps bring customers back … but so many people in companies feel that because they may not have any direct contact with a customer, client, patron, consumer, (whatever it is you want to call them) then they have nothing to do with sales.

One Step at a Time

August 13, 2023

by Robert Stevenson

Your life is postponed from progressing if you can’t make up your mind where you want to go. The older I get the more I find that every day is an important day. I see so many people wasting time, floundering through life, wondering why their life isn’t going the way they want it to go. There is good news and bad news about the statement I just made. The good news is at least they have a vision of the way they want their life to go. The bad news is they haven’t figured out they are the one responsible for making that vision happen.

Handling the Unexpected

August 5, 2023

by Robert Stevenson

Was yesterday a great, average or lousy day for you? Well guess what …it no longer matters; we have all moved on. Your results of good or bad, lousy or great, failure or success, awesome or terrib...

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