Posts Tagged ‘training

17
Jul
14

does your business need a little TLC?

Join today and take your business to the next level!A little TLC can grow a business big!! Tremendous Life Books is excited to unveil our newest program, the Tremendous Leaders Circle, offering businesses and groups of all sizes an affordable way to gather motivational books, audios, meeting space, training sessions, and even a speaker for one low annual membership fee.

This $1,500 value is being rolled out at a $500 price to attract organizations that want to invest in their greatest resource—their people—and encourage them to reach their top potential! This incredible value offers…

  • Use of the Charlie “T” Jones Conference Center for one all-day event.
  • A keynote speech or training session for up to 50 employees.
  • Two complimentary seats at select events at the Charlie “T” Jones Conference Center.
  • 30% discount from over 1,500 of the top motivational, sales, and personal development books and audios. Quantity discounts are even higher.
  • A copy of each new Tremendous Life Books publication to build your library.
  • Special “TLC Members Only” events in our sale room.
  • A personal concierge to manage your account throughout the year and to assist you in making the best possible selections for your particular organization.

Can you imagine being able to book a state-of-the-art conference center, get a keynote speaker, access to key speaker events, build a personal and corporate library with new releases from the top motivational publisher, and get an additional discount and personal concierge? We are driven to help businesses incorporate reading and thinking together to augment their training and employee development programs. So join us today and find out what a little TLC can do to help your business grow!

16
Jan
12

are you turning your employees into swamp things?

I live in a quaint, little village that has a gorgeous spring-fed lake at its center. Each winter, the lake is drained in order to let the icy air prevent the underwater vegetative growth from strangling the life it hosts the rest of the year. The reemerging waters arrive in the spring crystal clear, stocked with thousands of fish, hundreds of fowl, and countless visitors.

The past four economic years could best be described as draining the swamp for businesses. The financial waters have drawn back to kill off the strangling undergrowth and are waiting to reemerge clear and vibrant with business. Unfortunately many organizations view employee development as one of the tangles they need to starve off as they drain the swamp.

This is a self-defeating activity. I have many speaker friends and authors who have experienced a downturn of bookings where they train and motivate employees. It’s the economy, right? Wrong. It’s the incorrect thinking that somehow cutting back on investing in your employees is necessary for your survival. How can that be when they are actually killing off one of their greatest means of nourishment?

Employee development doesn’t have to be costly, but it does have to be done. Having lunch-and-learn sessions where you read a book together costs very little but pays huge dividends. Selecting a local businessperson or leader to come and share with your team is often free! And there is so much great downloadable material on the web you can share at weekly meetings, it’s unreal!

I work in an area that is recession proof. I deal with organizations, groups, and spiritual institutions that understand employee development is a never-ending responsibility, the economy be damned. And I’m talking about groups that work on their team’s internal motivation and help them discover what is inside of themselves; heart-knowledge not head-knowledge.

It’s a scary time. The more positive and personal-development material you can feed your team, the more creative and appreciative they’ll be. Everyone knows a job is just a job, unless you get the right person in the position. All the right person needs to have is a willingness and a desire to learn, so please, don’t ever drain the waters so much that you stop feeding this. Otherwise, when the waters reemerge, you may find that all you have left in your cubicles is a slimy team of swamp things!

06
Dec
11

the dark side

 My dog, Mr. Blue, and I recently delivered annual training to the tremendous faculty at Douglas Education Center in Monessen, Pennsylvania. At the end of the program, someone asked a question about how to deal with negative people. I asked if she meant in their personal or professional life and she said, “Take your choice.” They entire audience laughed. Point well taken, negativity is found in all areas, broadcast on the news 24/7, and for some people becomes their sole means of communication.

All Human Resources manuals have a list of actions that are grounds for termination. I personally would put negativity at the top of the list, although it’s often an activity that is allowed to continue unchecked. I have never been able to understand this. When I was in the military, negativity was labeled as insubordination. In personal relationships, negativity marks the beginning of the end. In work, negativity can manifest itself in gossip, backstabbing, active disengagement, and even sabotage.

The Chief Motivational Hound, Mr. Blue, refers to this as “biting the hand that feeds you”. It is one of mankind’s worst traits. It’s a cancer that spreads and takes over the organism and can only be “cured” by cutting it out in its entirety. Negativity is a form of fraud. If you are negative at work, you are not earning your pay, hence you are stealing. If you are negative in a relationship, you are stealing the other person’s emotions and time. If you are negative in your outlook on life, you are squandering the greatest gift of all.

So my answer to the question was simple—cut it out of your life. Life is too short to not be thankful even for the mistakes we make and the bad things that happen to us and to those we love. If you cannot keep your mouth and emotions in check, you will spread your toxic attitude to everyone with whom you come in contact. My advice is to quarantine yourself until you are thinking positively and stay far away from those who might infect you with their virus.

Make your 2012 resolution now to surround yourself with only positive influences. That may mean changing coworkers or even jobs, separating from existing friends or relationships, or emancipating yourself from family drama. As Mr. Blue quotes, “When you feel dog-tired at night, it may be because you’ve growled all day long.”  So stay away from the dark side and move into the light!

Mr. Blue shares some hound wisdom.




Tremendous Tracey


CEO Tremendous Life Books. Book Evangelist

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