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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: Enjoy your daily struggle

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Enjoy your daily struggle

By Spencer Rubin This month, I am rebooting a past CATALYST, that I feel is appropriate for the times. I work with a lot of people.  Young Kids, Teens, Adults…and one thing I see a lot of in today’s world…is…IMPATIENCE! In the fast moving, technological/instant gratification world we live in…people (young & old) I see […]

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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: Set the Tone for 2018

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Set the Tone for 2018

By Spencer Rubin It’s the 1st quarter, and it’s up to you to SET THE TONE for 2018!  For everything!! Recently, my wife and I each had 2 separate, polar opposite customer service experiences. My wife needed to buy a few things for one of our 3 kids, and was in a hurry so she […]

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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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