Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Measured fashion

It’s funny, when business is slow, it’s so tough to pick it up. It takes forever. Things just won’t progress in a measured way. You go for months with no progress. Then…

You have a great success and all of a sudden, you have to deal with a number of issues, because success didn’t come in a measured fashion, either.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Being an ancient person, I will sometimes remember a great movie from the past and watch it—for a while. Inevitably, I can’t stand watching anymore because it’s slow—the pace in movies decades ago was glacial compared to today. I just don’t have the patience to endure the good in the movie because it will take too long.

I make that same mistake in other areas of my life, expecting things to move at a certain pace and if they don’t, it’s painful. I’ve learned that things will not move or resolve themselves at my pace—and that’s my problem. 

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The correct order

I want a raise. A new title. Then I’ll really step up and lead the department/company.

I look at that as being in the wrong order, just as this is:

I want to get married. Have children. Then we can learn if we can fall in love and have a great life.

I love ambitious people, people with dreams. But in business, if you want the new title and trappings, become the person you want to be first. Be the leader. Do the right things. See how it feels. See if it’s really you. If you’re energized, you will achieve what you are looking for, in greater abundance than you expected. 

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training