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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Need Sleep? Don’t Turn Anything On!

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Need Sleep? Don’t Turn Anything On!

By Spencer Rubin I typically have no issues falling asleep. But recently, one evening, I just could not drift off. I started to reach for my phone, to jump on social media to pass the time. But…then I stopped. I lay back and stared at the ceiling. I thought about a couple of fun projects […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Are you a Destination Coach or Manager?

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Are you a Destination Coach or Manager?

Are you a destination business?  In the picture above, the gent on the left is a Destination Trainer!  A Destination Coach! Saturday, October 14 was Alex Rojas’ last day at the gym I belong to.  For the last 2+ years, I have spent almost every Saturday and Monday with Alex. His Boot Camps were fun, […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Don’t Go That Route

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Don’t Go That Route

When life presents you the opportunity to shine, don’t let it slip through your fingers! When a customer has a question, answer it QUICKLY! No ignoring…no waiting! If one of your beloved clients, who have chosen to spend their hard earned money with you has a problem…JUMP at the opportunity to fix it. OR…just flat […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Giving it Away for Free

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Giving it Away for Free

A lot of business owners and managers don’t like giving stuff away for free. There are all kinds of theories about this. Some believe it is productive, and gets people to come back…or simply be more connected with the business.  Some believe it doesn’t result in anything productive, and simply trains people to expect free […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: What Ever Happened to Daydreaming?

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: What Ever Happened to Daydreaming?

Man, do our brains work a lot these days. Our minds are always ON!  We seem to be focused on everything these days. Statistics, analytics… they are available for everything these days, and it is easy to get caught up in the constant digging and thinking with them. Our minds work like crazy to absorb […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Don’t Blame Amazon

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Don’t Blame Amazon

So, the other day, the Kids Action Company I own (Play.Fit.Fun) had an obstacle course set up at an event. A business owner I know was there and was complimenting me on the set up. With one of the challenges, we have canvas sand bags holding a piece of equipment down, and he asked me […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter, They Called Me Sir!

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter, They Called Me Sir!

I have driven past Firehouse Subs in Beaverton for a couple years now. Never visited until recently. No reason for my visit really, other than I was in a hurry, and hungry and they are right next to my bank. In I went, and walked up to the counter to order my sandwich. Had a […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: It’s on You

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: It’s on You

Recently, I was waiting in line, to pay for my merchandise at Dick’s Sporting Goods. By waiting in line, I mean I was only the 2nd of 2 people in line. It was not really a line, and the guy in front of me was almost done paying, so I was just seconds away from […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Thank You, What a Surprise!

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Thank You, What a Surprise!

I received something in the mail the other day, and I barely recognized it. I had not seen one of these things FOREVER!  I almost thought they only existed in museums. What I received, I actually have boxes of (2 boxes to be exact). What I received, in actuality, is ssoo simple, and such a […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Gratitude… We Survived!

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Gratitude… We Survived!

By Spencer “The Catalyst“ Rubin Tis the season. End of one year, and beginning of another. I am seeing the typical messages of excitement for a new year, and thankful that a lousy year ended. Was 2016 that awful? Even with all the political strife in our great country, and barring illness, life is pretty […]

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