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Are you a great ‘Listener’? Beaverton Business: BUILD! MAINTAIN! GROW! THRIVE!

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Are you a great ‘Listener’? Beaverton Business: BUILD! MAINTAIN! GROW! THRIVE!

By Spencer “The Catalyst” Rubin Yeah…Yeah…Yeah…you’ve read too many customer service articles on “Listen to your customers” “You’ve got 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason…LISTIN”…blah…blah…blah!!! LISTIN to me…I want to introduce you to one of the best listeners I’ve ever known. When he’s looking you in the eyes, he’s listening. When he is […]

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Is that a $28 Steak? BUILD! MAINTAIN! GROW! THRIVE!

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Is that a $28 Steak? BUILD! MAINTAIN! GROW! THRIVE!

Recently, a few couples went out for dinner to celebrate one of our 50th Birthdays. The place we chose was very nice. Rustic but elegant. The waitress was very good. A bit over the top, but very good nonetheless. No Complaints. 6 out of the 7 adults decided to go with the special…a NY Steak! […]

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Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive! You Have the Power, Pirate Power!

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive! You Have the Power, Pirate Power!

Who’s been to a Hillsboro Hops Baseball Game? I’m embarrassed to say…that until July 16th, I had not attended one. Thank you to my Brother…Dr. Shane Espinoza for inviting me and my son to the game. It was fun! The cozy layout of Ron Tonkin Field… The amazingly friendly and helpful (SMILING) staff… The great […]

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Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive!: Please CARE-TO-CARE!

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive!: Please CARE-TO-CARE!

Many folks think they care…but they really don’t. Or they just kind of care…OR, they care, but they just don’t go that extra mile to show it. On a recent Sunday, I was trimming what seemed like 8-Miles of 8 to 10 foot tall and 3 to 6 foot thick shrubs. My wife was out […]

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Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive!: Keep Them On Their Toes!

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive!: Keep Them On Their Toes!

More than ever, it is important to keep your customers and employees on their toes! This is the era of lightning fast change, short attention spans, less loyal customers. A couple of examples from one of my recent weekends. Example 1: I am a huge NASCAR Fan. I love auto racing. Typically, the starting order […]

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Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive! Keep Shooting!

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive! Keep Shooting!

My Son is 16. A VERY smart young man…a hard worker…and looking for a job this summer. I am trying to help him…but not enable him. We’ve been talking about persistence…and how it is such an important ingredient to success. Keep looking for employment after many rejections…keep going back to a desired place of employment […]

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Dogs Don’t Know How to Lie

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dogs Don’t Know How to Lie

Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive! If You Don’t Have A Dog…You Should! Lot’s of Love and Therapy…and We can learn a lot from Dogs! Last weekend…my 16-year old son said something that did not resonate until a few days ago, when a human being I know looked me in the eye and lied to […]

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Who Exactly is Your Competition?

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Who Exactly is Your Competition?

Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive! Delight the weird. The Super Bowl is over (Congrats Sea Hawks…and Sea Hawk Fans…but what a DUD of a game). And soon…so will the talk…the hype…and perhaps (for now) the anointing of Peyton Manning as the best quarter back in the history of football. Mr. Manning, as incredible as […]

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A Poem… About Clarity

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Poem… About Clarity

Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive! TWAS 5 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS…WHAT WAS I THINKING… I HAD TO BUY GIFTS…BUT I’D RATHER BE DRINKING! IT BEGINS IN THE LOT…HOW CROWDED AND HAIRY! FOR A SHOPPING MALL ROOKIE…IT’S FRIGHTENING AND SCARY! ALL THROUGH THE MALL…SHOPPERS WERE RUNNING…CAREENING! TWAS CRAZY AS USUAL… WITH YELLING AND SCREAMING! BUT ALAS, […]

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Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive!

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business: Build! Maintain! Grow! Thrive!

Where’d the Year Go? By Spencer Rubin Is it Monday already? That was fast! Hey, let’s have a beer…sure, how about next month, I’m sooo busy! Hi Mr. Jones, I wanted to set that appointment with you to go over the proposal you wanted…thanks Spencer, but my schedule’s so packed, just email it to me! […]

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