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Tag: Catalyst Newsletter

Catalyst Newsletter: Don’t forget to reply

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catalyst Newsletter: Don’t forget to reply

By Spencer Rubin Well, it’s the last month of 2018, and I have spent the better part of this year watching…and listening. One of the things that has seemed to worsen over time is: Correspondence! There is not a day that goes by, that I don’t call, text or email customers, employees, vendors…asking some kind […]

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Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): Grocery Store Aggravation

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): Grocery Store Aggravation

By Spencer Rubin Recently, I popped into one of the national grocery store chain stores to shop. As I spent time in produce, inspecting and picking out apples, I had the joy of listening to 2 employees complaining about their manager…calling him names…and doing it loud enough to be heard on the International Space Station. […]

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Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): Gratitude! Is it dead?

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): Gratitude! Is it dead?

By Spencer Rubin Someone in the community recently asked me for a huge favor. It was a monstrous donation of time and resources on my part. Always loving to help when I can…I very willingly obliged. After hours of prep…hours of application…and a few hours of break down/clean post event…I…GOT…NADA! I did not donate my […]

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Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): What’s your extra?

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): What’s your extra?

By Spencer Rubin 2 Miles! That’s my extra.  It doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up! It’s not about the length…as much as it’s focused on the effort and the habit. I am at my health club a minimum of 4 times per week.  I prefer boot camps and fitness classes rather than just […]

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Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): Your customers are your fans, treat them well

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): Your customers are your fans, treat them well

By Spencer Rubin Last Month, I took my son and wife to a Portland Timbers MLS Soccer Game.  It was sunny, warm and a perfect night to enjoy time together at a sporting event. As we entered the stadium, I handed my ticket to the ticket taker, who had zero eye contact.  She took the […]

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Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): Don’t wait!

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): Don’t wait!

By Spencer Rubin Recently, I have spent some time helping a wonderful teenager find employment.  I connected her with a friend of mine that owns some local businesses.  The teenager dropped off her resume, then awaited a call for an interview.  When I checked back in a week or so later, the teen had not […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Nobody cares like mom

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Nobody cares like mom

By Spencer Rubin April 1977…a young 7-year old boy awoke to a rare early Spring Sunlight streaming into his bedroom. But it was not the sun that woke him…something was not right. There were many voices in the house. The boy jumped out of bed…padded down the hall…to find the home filled with friends and […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Do you have daily silence time?

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Do you have daily silence time?

By Spencer Rubin Let me ask you a question.  Whether you are an employee…a manager…or an employer, are attention, memory and problem solving important skills for success to you? If your answer is YES, and it should be, then you might want to carve out some daily silence time. This version of the Catalyst is […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles on failure

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles on failure

By Spencer Rubin While it’s still fresh on our minds, lets talk about The Super Bowl! Not football, but Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. Foles was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles years ago, and after a good rookie year, he was actually traded away to the Los Angeles Rams. You see, the Eagles drafted Carson […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Let Your Mind Wander

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Let Your Mind Wander

By Spencer Rubin Have you noticed…No One day dreams anymore? Gone are the days of staring off into space, letting your mind wander, thinking of nothing, and allowing the boredom generate genius! Who has time to day dream anymore?  God forbid we allow ourselves to be bored.  If we’re not doing actual work, we are […]

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