Baby Boomers & Millenials Mix

A Man Called Ove

Ove is a whimsical story about a middle-aged man whose world as he knows it has drastically changed and he doesn’t know how to navigate through what he sees. Swedish New York Times Best Selling Author, Fredrik Backman is back again with A Man Called Ove (pronounced ‘ou’ ’va’ – like the words ‘you’ and ‘variety’).  To the outside world, Ove is seen as a bitter, anti-social, and critical man but how did he get this way? One Monday morning, Ove is let go from his job of over 33 years.  This came approximately four to six months after his wife, Sonja, died what is Ove to do now?

The next day, on Tuesday Ove, tries to work through his usual routine after being forced to retire but he can’t.  As Ove looks out into the world he discovers that his neighborhood has been saturated with self-employed, foreign car drivers, undesirables, that lack responsibility, violates the rules of the neighborhood and allows their dog to handle their business on his lawn.  To Ove’s dismay, as he continues throughout his day, he grudgingly encounters the Overweight Man, Blond Weed with her dog,  the Lanky Man and the Pregnant One with their two children and let’s not forget his nemesis neighbors Rune and his wife, Anita.

Believe it or not, Ove was once a hopefully and happy man. His dad was his hero, mentor, and friend. Through his father, Ove learned a lot about life, responsibility, and truthfulness.  His dad passed when Ove was 16 years old and immediately something also died within Ove that changed his life forever. But one day his life became hopeful again when he met and married his wife, Sonja. People had always wondered why she married him because they were like night and day. Despite his behavior, she had her reasons for marrying him and despite his grumpiness, she made Ove happy.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is about change, hope, chance encounters and love restored. If you want to really enjoy A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman listen to the audio,  narrated by George Newbern. George is an excellent storyteller and you will enjoy hearing him cleverly and effortlessly transition to the various characters in the story which will not only keep you engaged but laughing continuously. The combination between an excellent piece of work and a funny storyteller makes A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman a winner.

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Make Your Vision Come to Life

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Everyone has something that they’re passionate about. Do you possess the passion necessary to turn your vision into a reality? Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo, is a how-to-guide that is designed to help map out the steps necessary to turn your vision into a reality.

In Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo you will learn how to use the Strategic Visionary Planning process that Gordon D’Angelo has created especially for you. You can tell immediately just by reviewing the Table of Content in Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo that this book is power-packed with helpful and resourceful information to help you to jumpstart your intended purpose. The various types of exercises from the Visionary Template, Creating a Magnetic Force, and Preparation to Power In Numbers will assist you in not only establishing great success but in creating a mental paradigm shift in how you visualize your destiny.

Gordon D’Angelo is a success story in his own right from the NEXT Financial Group, Inc Co-Founder and Chairman and seven-time Broker/Dealer of the Year Award Winner to Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Founder and Director. Gordon D’Angelo is sharing his success by assisting others in Vision: Your Pathway to Victory in showing them the best practices and ways available to becoming successful. While success is relative to the individual you can use these principles for your destination goal.

Visions can be applied to anything from a business venture and a personal endeavor to improving the world that we live in today. In Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo you will discover templates that will be useful in creating your Strategic Visionary Plan. Your success is in your hands go out and make a difference.

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Learn, Grow, Connect & Have FUN

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Join me, Vernita Naylor (JEGroup), Published Author Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps: An Interactive Guide to Government  Contracting and other industry experts as we answer your questions about how to grow your business, on Saturday, June 3, 5-8pm at the Rancho Cordova City Hall.  Let’s relax, laugh and enjoy each other as we eat hors-d’oeuvres and drink beverages of several vendors from the Northern California area while we learn, grow, connect and have fun together. Click here to join us.

Hope to see you there!

IS THERE A CONTRACT IN PLACE?

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How are you handling your business?  Are you crossing your t’s and dotting your i’s?  Working in your business every day should be the catalyst that can help you to become business ready for several types of occurrences that will occur.

Listen to this.  When doing business with a customer do you have a contract in place?  One day when doing business with a company there was a part of the contract that the company did not wish to abide by.

The customer wanted the deliverables in a format different than agreed upon in the signed contract.  Instead of becoming emotional about the change, as a lot of us business owners do, the focus was put more on the part of the signed contract that addressed ‘deliverables.’  If a signed contract addressing ‘deliverables’ was not in place then there would not be a leg to stand on.

The signed contract saved the day.  Is there a contract in place with your customers?  If not, think about it, it can be beneficial for you.

Connect with me at Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup), @JEGroupBizLinkedInFacebook to see what we are doing next and pick up a copy of Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps: An Interactive Guide to Government Contracting, if you are looking for ways to grow your business.

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Vernita Naylor
Published Author, Speaker, Founder/Owner Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup)

“Don’t let your current emotions lead you on how you conduct your future.” Vernita Naylor  (1.20.17)

 

 

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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Whole Foods, Tesla, Sprouts, GEICO, Kroger, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Uber are all brand names.  Each name represents something different outside of their business industry.  Their businesses can be identified within the food, transportation, insurance or apparel industries but their names represent so much more.    

Nordstrom is known for their personalized and focused customer services.  Tesla is the electric car that is taking the world by storm from the Roadster to the Model X.  When you see the green gecko on the commercial immediately GEICO comes to mind. 

What’s in a name is important to what you are selling and the message that you are conveying to the customers about your goods and services.  Your name is your brand just like the image or symbol that you use to speak for your company.  Whether you are selling sweet potato pies like Patti LaBelle or a variety of cookies like the Girl Scouts your name is important and it says a lot about you, who you are and what you represent.  What is your name saying?

Connect with me at Jabez Enterprise Group JEGroup)@JEGroupBizLinkedInFacebook to see what we are doing next and pick up a copy of Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps: An Interactive Guide to Government Contracting, if you are looking for ways to grow your business.

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Vernita Naylor
Published Author, Speaker, Founder/Owner Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup)

Don’t let your current emotions lead you on how you conduct your future.” Vernita Naylor 

HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS

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Did you know that other businesses including your potential customers are watching you?  The watch is not only from a position of competition but to determine how you handle your business?  As these businesses are watching either from near or far, what will they see?

A Fortune 500 company was interested in working with me so they watched me for a few months.  They contacted me after the sixth month to state that they were interested in purchasing one of my services.    After the services were rendered they paid me and requested a paid invoice statement for their records.

Did this cause me a hiccup in my business?  Was I prepared to provide to this customer what they needed for their records?   I was ready and met the need of the customer within less than 24 hours.

What happened next was a great learning experience for me.  When I emailed the paid invoice statement and called the customer to inform them to check their inbox they answered with a WOW that was quick!  This response created a dialogue between us.

I asked the customer why they made this statement and they were brutely honest which I truly respected.  They stated that they were so impressed as to how a small business is able to provide a deliverable so quickly, readily and professionally including the required accounting information.  It was further stated that small businesses make promises that a lot of times they can’t keep.

They continued with on some occasions small businesses can provide a deliverable of their products or services but hit a brick wall when asked for an accounting deliverable (i.e. invoice).  Yes, something as simple as not providing an invoice within a timely fashion can be an issue in working with your ideal customers.  This simple task speaks volume about your business.

Did you know that this allows them to gauge your professionalism or the lack thereof?  We never know how companies that we are either partnered with or wish to partner with view us.  At the end of the day we realize that business owners wear many hats but always do your best to handle your business.

Connect with me at Jabez Enterprise Group JEGroup), @JEGroupBizLinkedInFacebook to see what we are doing next and pick up a copy of Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps: An Interactive Guide to Government Contracting, if you are looking for ways to grow your business.

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Vernita Naylor
Published Author, Speaker, Founder/Owner Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup)

“Don’t let your current emotions lead you on how you conduct your future.” Vernita Naylor