Monday, February 29, 2016

Dumbed into success

When I hear someone say they “dumbed into” a good situation, I think it’s disappointing. 

While that person may be trying to appear humble, I believe they are losing out on several things.

First of all, success is great and it should be celebrated; it should be enjoyed. Secondly, success can be learned from, because failure should be as well. If we don’t learn from success because we “dumbed into it” are we saying we likewise don’t learn from our failures?

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training

Monday, February 22, 2016


Nobody is perfect, but anyone can be genuine.

Being genuine costs nothing and is priceless. Whether in business, personal relationships or politics, the genuine person benefits no matter how much he or she lacks in brilliance or beauty.

We buy “genuine.” We avoid the person who tries to look good or agree or takes the easiest path. Often, the person who isn’t genuine doesn’t trust that he or she will get their due, but others will sense that distrust and go elsewhere.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training