Popularity…what people are willing to do

It has recently come to my attention (almost epiphany like) that some people will do almost anything to win over others. Unfortunately, this holds true in our personal lives, politics and business. I used to think that politicians told the truth and political debates were honest and pure, Whoa (head in cloud)!!!! similarly, I used to believe that all executive and senior level management held their employees in high regard and really looked out for good workers, once again head was in cloud. …and last I thought that at the end of the day people will do the right thing, especially if they profess to love God and have compassion,was I ever wrong. The truth is by and large,certain people want to please themselves and others in light of gaining popularity. Some people will do anything to get an audience hyped up cheering their name (seriously..there are folks out there…that insecure). Additionally, some of these people like hearing themselves talk so much so, they begin to answer to themselves…O.K. I guess what started my dialogue today was the latest from a man I used to greatly respect (and hope to gain respect for again), Donald Trump. Now I’m going to talk to Donald… Seriously Donald, if you are going to run a political campaign start with Integrity not Hype. You see Business is a little different than politics. In business or in our personal lives, one can get away with engaging an alliance with a certain  group of folks and build a coalition largely based on popularity and Hype. However in Politics, especially if you are entering from a private citizen and business background, you need to enter the game with facts and Integrity…you can build on Hype later as you’re on the trail. Marketing to “Birthers” to win popularity and votes in light of picking up “market-share” is just sad and has the appaearance of desperation. If you want popularity (which can equal quite a large number of votes) in politics, engage the independents and put forth a solid campaign. Right now, you are isolating yourself from people that would possibly vote for you… and challenging the President of the most Powerful Country in the World based on B__SH__! In layman pedestrian terms, “seriously”? There are some checks you can take to the bank, this is one of those checks. Some people are like good checks, they are redeemable. I’d like to think you are one of them. Stop the madness while you are ahead. You probably would have gotten a sizable minority vote and a large independent block of voters, and perhaps some of the gay vote.. the voters in these categories really like you. But when you show up with deceitful antics and tactics that have the appearance of bias, you lose. Donald…do the right thing, want more power…build on your skill set.http://www.jstor.org/pss/1924183http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1988/01/04/70021/index.htm

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All the best,

Bridgette

Business Strategy

Focus on your business plan and mission statement. While doing so, make a concerted effort to do a quality job of your works that are related to your profession. Quality should outweigh Quantity. Sometimes one tends to focus on being busy with the intent to get work done. In the meantime one tends to be busy being busy…I often wondered what purpose people serve if they chat up most of the day in lieu of work. I hope you have a fair balance of work and play, just be careful that play doesn’t become the reason you engage your profession. You will be successful as you set goals and perform consistent checks and balances. When you become successful (and you will), Teach one until you reach one…Give Back!

All the best,
Bridgette