Monday, January 14, 2013

Love your clients.

Loving your clients looks like this:

  • Being 100% honest and forthright in your promises and actions. 
  • Owning up to mistakes
  • Respecting the client, respecting their ideas - not just to their face but when it's just the creative director and the editor.
  • Keeping your promises
  • Caring enough to make the process fun. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Random thought on victim mentality.

"The victim is found waiting for the white knight."

Don't be a victim.

Kevin out.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

United States + debt... put simply

Someone posted this easy to understand breakdown of the United States current situation at 

U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:
Annual family income: $21,700
Money the family spent: $38,200
New debt on the credit card: $16,500
Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

Monday, January 7, 2013

Stress is a choice

"Stress is a choice. Do you buy that?
Some people have a hard time with the idea. They think it's the people and events in our lives that stress us out - management, colleagues, customers, the boss, traffic, weather, market conditions - but it isn't true.

Yes, bad things happen: The economy sours, our business struggles, the stock market tumbles, jobs are lost, people around us don't follow through, deadlines are missed, projects fail, good people leave. Life is full of these.
But still,
Stress is a choice.

Because whatever the "trigger event" we always choose our own response. We choose to react angrily. We choose to stuff our emotions and keep quiet. We choose to worry."

- John Miller, QBQ (Question behind the Question)

This is a tremendous little book that we, as a team, are going through at Rhino Media Productions.
The aim of the book is to eliminate victim mentality and blame, something just about every human being can fall into if they are not disciplining their thoughts.

I recommend this book to anyone, particularly ones in leadership or ones that want to grow as individuals.