Wednesday, January 29, 2014

See what is possible

Its sooo easy to see what won't work or what weakness a person has. In business, we are trained to identify the weaknesses and face them, which can be helpful.

But shouldn't it be even more valuable to spot the potential in a person and urge it on, and spur them to greater heights?

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


I just returned from a great vacation in Hawaii. While in Maui, which was great, we mentioned to the locals that we were soon flying to the island of Kauai for a few days. I heard numerous times that it rains every day in Kauai, it's the rainiest spot on earth.

Well, the reports were right. It rained every day we were there for about twenty minutes in the morning and thirty minutes at night.

While it was true that it rained daily, it was fabulous. No different than in business or politics, facts can be used to paint whatever picture you want to paint.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Small acts

I recently met a former rock star as part of a charity event. I was excited to meet him and was concerned that he might not end up being there due to the various demands on him.

Much to my delight, he did show up and was very engaging. What struck me most was one small act that one of his people did. I had paid for parking (eight bucks, no big deal) at the location. This was evidently observed and within minutes I was handed eight dollars and told to please, please keep this, you shouldn't have to pay for parking.

While that amount of money is small, I think it was impressive because it easily could have been overlooked. That small act spoke volumes and positively affected my experience as much as any other thing.

I have to think how easy it would've been to do nothing at all; I have been guilty of that.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training