Just because you aren’t making progress as fast as you think you should doesn’t mean you’re not making progress… Keep Going!


People want the RESULT but want to abort the process: But it’s the process that prepares us for the RESULT!


God did not make anyone to be average. Most people will fail on that.  That is a human weakness.  You can improve.  You can get better.  You can be a leader no matter your position in life.  That is what makes God happy, to live out the life you were meant to.


A story of Kodak.  They had 90% market share world wide.  145,000 team members. In 2012 they declared bankruptcy.

They printed pictures.  They forgot their own motto “you press the button…we do the rest” – that should have translated as a picture made simply and ready to share – by ANY means. If they had kept to this they would probably have been the owners of Instagram… instead they focused on printing pictures and faded like an old picture.

We must stay hungry.

Kodak also paid their sales team on salary only once they had a ton of market share.  They were established accounts, no reason to do commissions anymore.  Xerox started up with heavy commissions, and opportunity to change the world.  Kodak quickly lost some of their best sales people…

The hungrier we stay the more we will eat.


Are we an EVOLUTIONARY company or a REVOLUTIONARY company?  I HEAR SO OFTEN…   That is what Stock did.  That is what we used to do.  That is what  I was told to do when I stared at “CBS” 10 years ago.  That is what “the old Drexel” did. That is what we used to do at the old company I worked for.  That is what we did on the farm.  Most of these “success stories” were done at businesses THAT ARE NOW OUT OF BUSINESS, OR DECADES AGO!   Are we tweaking something that ain’t broke, or are we REVOLUTIONARY?  JUST BECAUESE IT WORKS NOW, DOES NOT MEAN IT WILL WORK IN 2020!  DON’T LET THAT VOICE IN YOUR HEAD SAY, BUT…BUT…BUT… CHANGE THAT THINKING!




I see way too many internal conflicts, we obsess about them sometimes.  This guy, that girl.  Let’s work together.  Outside influences will try to take us out.  Why would we worry so on our internal team interpersonal conflicts?  Move on, get along.  Fight the competition not us.  Sales vs. ops.  Support vs. sales.  Leaders vs. other team members.  Installers vs sales.   So boring.  So been there done that.  Move on.  Be revolutionary.  These “conflicts” are mostly in your head, we are ONE TEAM, ONE MISSION.  FOCUS ON THAT.

Doing something mundane 100% complete and accurate with all your effort and with a smile on your face is WAY MORE IMPORTANT with little appreciation, because it was done in the shadows, is way cooler than one “awesome” project you worked on.  Enjoy the little tasks.


FACE TO FACE.  I get so many emails that require face to face conversations.  Get off our asses and talk to each other.  Human interaction is still how life works.  Handshakes and hugs are still awesome.  Technology is great, friggin awesome, but it doesn’t change a hug or a handshake.  Think of it this way… of the loved ones you lost… you want to give them a hug or a firm handshake and talk to them, or send them an email or like their status?


Packers are going to win the superbowl.  Nothing wrong with believing.  It feels gooood.


I have no idea if Trump will be a good president or not.  I don’t care either. I REALLY don’t care what the media is saying or celebrities.


The news is in the MAKING NEWS business not REPORTING NEWS business.  REMEMBER THAT!


I did some coaching with a team member Friday… he was so busy when a client was at the counter…these are the EXACT WORDS he said to that client (I wrote them down)

“whatcha need”

“I’ll check”

“I’ll look for you”

“No problem”

That was the entire transaction.  He had no idea he was doing it, but he was just going through the motions.  Trust me clients can tell.  Why do people love to talk to Albert?  He never goes through the motions with a client.  Ever.   Each talk with them is an experience.  That is what people crave… experiences.


If you made a goal for 2017.  You probably already failed.  It doesn’t mean the goal is over.  DON’T BE AVERAGE!  DON’T EVER GIVE UP GETTING BETTER.


The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”


This was written over 2000 years ago!   Every generation thinks the new generation has major issues, this is as old as human kind.  I am so tired of hearing millenials don’t do this or that… b.s.  Each generation changes the world.


You don’t have to find God.   GOD IS NOT HIDING.  He is in YOU.   Look in, not out.



— – Joel Fleischman. Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply. (drexelteam). You can follow him on twitter: @JoelmFleischman. Our mission is to be a supplier of others happiness. I hope this little post did just that.

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