18 December 2014

To Succeed Never Resent


Resentment seems to be all over the place. Speak to someone long enough and their resentment of others comes out. You can hear it as clear as you can hear hounds howling at the full moon on a cold winter's night.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that people don't like those they resent. Why?

Because they got all the breaks?

Because they make more money than you?

Because they are smarter than you?

Because they worked just that much harder than you?

Because they make you work longer hours?

Because they make you work harder?

Because they demand more sales be made by you?

I could go on and on but what's the point? There are infinite reasons or excuses to resent others.

What do you win by resenting others? NOTHING!

So don't do it!

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David Guerra

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16 December 2014

To Succeed Never Be Late


There is something to be said about the individual that is PUNCTUAL. ALWAYS ON TIME.

That something is something good.

You schedule an appointment and you are there right on time. GOOD!

You are invited to a lunch meeting and you arrive at the appointed time. GOOD!

Fashionably late is NOT fashionable.

Fashionably late means you really don't care about the other person and their invitation and that is NOT a good thing.

Oh sure, there are times when you cannot avoid being late but NOT every time.

Plan accordingly, leave early and NEVER BE LATE, again.


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David Guerra

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15 December 2014

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #9


ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #9
If you have been following me on Twitter (@daveguerra), Facebook (facebook.com/thedavidguerra), Google+ (plus.google.com/+DaveGuerra) then you know for the past several weekends I have been posting links to websites and online articles that are all about Etiquette: Business, Interpersonal, Professional and Personal.

Here is this past weekend’s ETIQUETTE WEEKEND collection (12/13-12/14/14).

1. Does Your Business follow Social Media Etiquette Best Practices?
https://www.marketingtechblog.com/social-media-etiquette-best-practices/

2. Utilizing Basic Email Etiquette – email etiquette 101
http://onlinebusinessopportunities.info/utilizing-basic-email-etiquette-email-etiquette-101/

3. It's a repeat but during the holidays we need a little reminder
Never ask for a doggie bag: 17 business etiquette rules every professional needs to know
http://business.financialpost.com/2014/08/27/17-business-etiquette-rules-every-professional-needs-to-know/

4. Office Etiquette: Oh &*#%...Did I Say That? Cursing in the Workplace
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-gottsman/office-etiquette-oh-did-i_b_5715465.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business

5. 5 Simple Rules of Business Etiquette
http://blog.aim.com.au/5-simple-rules-business-etiquette/

6. ‘Business etiquette’ cited with expansion
http://thesheridanpress.com/?p=24204

7. The etiquette of reclining seats on flights
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28943131

8. Business Etiquette in the Technology Age
http://www.dtrio.com/blog1/2014/08/business-etiquette-in-the-technology-age/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=business-etiquette-in-the-technology-age

9. Etiquette IS Business: How's Yours?
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140828160605-9040534-etiquette-is-business-how-s-yours

10. Manner Monday®: Disability Etiquette
http://www.careysuevega.com/business-etiquette/manner-monday-disability-etiquette

Thank you,
David Guerra

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12 December 2014

To Succeed NEVER INTERRUPT


Your mother told you to never interrupt others while they are talking.

Your mother also said it was Good Manners to let others speak and wait your turn.

You don't like it when people do it to you. So don't do it to others.

Here's a friendly reminder:

When someone is talking NEVER INTERRUPT

When you ask someone a question and they are giving you their answer NEVER INTERRUPT

Thank you,
David Guerra

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08 December 2014

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #8

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #8
If you have been following me on Twitter (@daveguerra), Facebook (facebook.com/thedavidguerra), Google+ (plus.google.com/+DaveGuerra) then you know for the past several weekends I have been posting links to websites and online articles that are all about Etiquette: Business, Interpersonal, Professional and Personal.

Here is this past weekend’s ETIQUETTE WEEKEND collection (12/06-12/07/14).

1. #ETIQUETTE #WEEKEND: Introduction To Etiquette
http://www.thinkmaestro.com/2014/08/introduction-to-etiquette.html

2. #ETIQUETTE #WEEKEND: Ever-Appropriate Etiquette: 5 Steps to the Professional Presence that Pays
http://www.scribd.com/doc/237511197/Ever-Appropriate-Etiquette-5-Steps-to-the-Professional-Presence-that-Pays

3. The Eight Ps & Qs of BYOB Etiquette
http://etiquipedia.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-eight-ps-qs-of-byob-etiquette.html

4. 4 Business Etiquette Mistakes to Avoid at Your New Job
http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/business-etiquette-mistakes-avoid/

5. Newport Manners & Etiquette: Making a Toast
http://www.golocalworcester.com/lifestyle/newport-manners-etiquette-making-a-toast

6.  Press Release Etiquette: How to Keep From "Crying Wolf"
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/inc-well/Press-Release-Etiquette-How-to-Keep-From-Crying-Wolf-273816801.html

7. 11 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know
http://www.businessinsider.com/email-etiquette-rules-everyone-should-know-2014-9?op=1

8. How to Master Social Media Etiquette for Business
http://www.sbmarketingtools.com/master-social-media-etiquette-business/

9. Workplace etiquette affects career prospects, but people grow less courteous as they rise to the top
http://medicinehatnews.com/life/careers/2014/09/03/workplace-etiquette-affects-career-prospects-but-people-grow-less-courteous-as-they-rise-to-the-top/

10. Personal or professional: simple rules for proper social media etiquette
http://researchcareersblog.com/2014/09/03/personal-or-professional-simple-rules-for-proper-social-media-etiquette/#sthash.43ioGBh7.dpuf


Thank you,
David Guerra

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To Succeed Never Say "Yes" When You Really Mean "No"


I don't like to say NO. Most people that I know don't like to say NO. That's why, like most people, we say YES too many times especially when we should be saying NO. I know I have

There are times that I wished I had said NO. Don't get me wrong, I regret nothing but there have been times that if I had to do it all over again I would have said NO.

We all we wish could turn back time just to take a different path. To say NO instead of YES.

Lately, I have started saying NO because that's what I feel the answer should be and it has really changed my attitude and well-being.

It is almost liberating. It certainly is empowering. Of course, there are people that have no problem saying NO because they have been doing it all their adult life. That's OK.

Then there are just some people that say NO to just say NO. However, those are the same people that expect everyone to say YES to them every time. That's not a good thing.

Pick your YES's and NO's wisely. My advice is go with your gut feeling.


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David Guerra

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03 December 2014

To Succeed Never Let Your Past Dictate Your Future

Never Let Your Past Dictate Your Future

Many people are bogged down with their past. Actually, too many people let themselves get bogged down with their past. It is almost as if they have dug a pit so deep that they cannot climb out of no matter how hard they say they try.

Thus, they feel hopeless and blame their current woes and situation on the past and the pit gets deeper and deeper. You get what I mean.

Success, any real success, is based on moving beyond the past. The past becomes an anchor to the way things were and the way things will be until you decide to break the chains that binds you to that anchor.

It is that simple.

Break those binds and move forward. You can look back. Look back only to ensure that you are not slipping back to the way things were but to ensure you are moving into the future. The future you want. The future you make.


Thank you,
David Guerra

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01 December 2014

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #7

ETIQUETTE WEEKEND #7
If you have been following me on Twitter (@daveguerra), Facebook (facebook.com/thedavidguerra), Google+ (plus.google.com/+DaveGuerra) then you know for the past several weekends I have been posting links to websites and online articles that are all about Etiquette: Business, Interpersonal, Professional and Personal.

Here is this past weekend’s ETIQUETTE WEEKEND collection (11/29-11/30/14).

1. Networking Etiquette – 10 tips to improve your business networking
https://christinedaveymarketing.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/networking-etiquette-10-tips-to-improve-your-business-networking/Networking

2. Traits that convey character also define a professional
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/08/16/just-what-does-mean-professional/MTlZfzUhw4cDphH6E99LIO/story.html

3. What is business etiquette and why is it important?
http://www.performheracademy.co.za/what-is-business-etiquette-and-why-is-it-important/

4. Etiquette Tip of the Week: Breaking bread at a breakfast meeting
http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2014/08/19/etiquette-tip-of-the-week-breaking-bread-at-a-breakfast-meeting/article?nclick_check=1

5. The Etiquette of Borrowing and Lending Money
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-gottsman/the-etiquette-of-borrowin_b_5696139.html

6. Keys to Business Etiquette
http://beforeitsnews.com/celebrities/2014/08/keys-to-business-etiquette-5-2467786.html

7. Small Business Etiquette: Beyond the Counter
http://blog.leaf.me/business-etiquette-beyond-the-counter

8. Top 10 Essential Business Etiquette Skills for the Business World
http://www.careeraddict.com/10912/top-10-essential-business-etiquette-skills-for-the-business-world

9. Brushing Up on Business Communications Etiquette
http://www.slideshare.net/aafswva/brushing-up-on-business-communications-etiquette

10. Business etiquette 101
http://www.financialgazette.co.zw/business-etiquette-101/


Thank you,
David Guerra

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