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Thinking Out Loud: Don’t Blink

I have been thinking a lot about the Kenny Chesney song: “Don’t Blink.” The song talks about how quickly time passes. Life’s hourglass, holding the sand grains of our lives, empties moment by moment. It is our choice to use the time wisely or simply allow it to pass with no meaning. Bruce Heberle When I graduated from trade school, Mr. Keenan, one of my instructors told us: “In 5 years none of you will… Read More

Thinking Out Loud: Changing Chairs

I have been thinking a lot about the hierarchy of families. The key to generational success in any family, if you think in business terms, is taking the time to plan for it. Bruce Heberle When we age, the family patriarchs influence becomes more consultative as we develop our own goals in life. In a business, a succession plan is important for the continued success of that company. The founder of a family-owned company may… Read More

Thinking Out Loud: Rush Island Fun

I have been thinking a lot about how January brings back many memories for me. I used to relish the cold and the crispness of winter. Today, I think about staying warm, 24/7. Bruce Heberle Winter hunting was something I used to enjoy doing, especially with my Dad, brother and other family members. January was the perfect time to hunt rabbits. Never being much of a shot, any success I had was because I used… Read More

Where to Go to Earn New Business in 2021

By Bruce  Heberle With limited travel, due to Covid-19 concerns, where does a company go to reach new customers? Many in sales are trying to figure out what is the best way to sell in this changing work environment. A situation where they cannot travel to meet customers face to face. With goals to be met in 2021 how does a sales professional reach those targets? Bruce Heberle I have found contacting new customers by… Read More

Thinking Out Loud: Small Town Christmas Traditions

I have been thinking a lot about small town Christmas traditions. What were your family traditions? What did your family do that made Christmas special? Do you still feel the magic of Christmas? Bruce Heberle The other day I was listening to the Garth Brooks radio channel. He was talking about how Christmas was always special to his family. Garth’s favorite Christmas memory was when he was four or five years old; it happened on… Read More

Thinking Out Loud: Being Thankful

I have been thinking that November is different than other months. To me, you can feel the change of seasons in the air. November makes me excited about deer season, college football, the upcoming basketball season, sitting around fire pits and family on Thanksgiving. Bruce Heberle There is an old saying that states: “It is always a good day if you wake up above ground.” That is especially true in November! With that in mind,… Read More