Let Me Upgrade You…Tequila Edition

There is a right way and a wrong way to experience tequila. Let me show you the right way!

Click the link and read my latest @ Virile World.

http://www.virileworld.com/index.php/let-me-upgrade-you-the-tequila-te-kila-edition

Cheer.

Keith Cradle, Ph.D. (@mrcradle on IG/Twitter)

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JSW Media, Sips & Tips…

Are we are back! Sips & Tips Season 2 is here and we are ready to dispense some great information for your small business or nonprofit. Click the link and get started!

http://www.suite929.tv/2017/sipsandtips_thebottomline/

Cheers.

Keith Cradle [@mrcradle on IG/Twitter]

Sips & Tips…

Happy New Year and Happy Monday!

Welcome to 2017 and the beginning of a new year. A new year to start off right and get your small business or nonprofit geared up for the long haul. As a part of the new year, I am working with my business partner Jameka Whitten and JSW Media (www.jswmediagroup.com) to bring you some practical content in a quick clip format.

Last Friday we introduced our “Sips & Tips” vlog. Sips & Tips are one minute videos that give you great business advice while we sip some great wine or cocktails. The vignettes are meant to be fun and informative. But not long enough to put  you to sleep. LOL

So check out the introductory video and then look out for new videos each Friday on Suite929 TV (www.suite929.tv). And please make sure to comment or send us questions/ideas for upcoming segments. We look forward to growing with you and creating content you can proud of!

http://www.suite929.tv/2017/sipsandtips_theintroduction/

Cheers!

Keith Cradle [@mrcradle on IG/Twitter]

 

 

Art and Board of Director Engagement…

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Happy Friday!

On Tuesday, December 6th, I had the honor and pleasure to discuss some of the things I am most passionate about in life and in Charlotte, NC. As part of the #discussclt podcast which is produced by Charlotte Magazine (www.charlottemagazine.com) I was interviewed by Andy Smith and Andy Goh [The 2 Andy’s as I called them!) about my art and board of director involvement along with how others can get involved.

Take time to listen to the podcast and let me know what you think!

http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/September-2016/LISTEN-DiscussCLT-Podcast-Episode-8/

Have an awesome day!

Cheers.

Keith Cradle (@mrcradle on IG/Twitter)

The Best Investment…

Afternoon All! Happy Monday and I hope that your week is starting off on the right note. As always, I thank you for taking the time out to read these posts and I hope that they are helping in some capacity with your day-to-day or business start up.

Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending a conference that focused on at-risk youth and drop out prevention strategies.  One of the great things I do each day is work with youth in detention and advocate for developmental and therapeutic programming for those youth.  Youth and teens in crisis need all the help they can receive and it is up to the community to do so.

While I was on the road to Myrtle Beach, SC for the training, I had a lot of time in the car to think about a few things. One of those things was “investments.” The time and energy or resources we put into people, places and things. Investments are crucial to any process because it is the seed potential that we nurture in order to reap a future harvest. We invest in a great many things with the premise that one day the investment [whether small or large] will yield positive results.

However, often times we invest in the wrong things or spend a lot of time investing in the wrong people. It happens. So no need to get down on yourself. But during that drive down to South Carolina, it reinforced that the best investment I could ever make was in me. My job was sending me down to a training/conference as an investment for future productivity. Their expectation was that I would learn and network so that in the coming days, weeks and months, I would be able to bring fresh ideas and perspectives back to my department and staff. But h0w many of us do the same for ourselves or our businesses?

The best investment you can make is in yourself! We need to find trainings, workshops and conferences that will benefit us for the short and long haul.  The investment we make in ourselves will cost but it will be worth it. How can we expect to grow a business if we do not possess the skills or information to do so? Do you attend self development or business development workshops at least once a year? Can you wholeheartedly say you have invested fully in yourself? If you cannot answer those questions clearly, then there is work to be done.

Once we realize that the best investment is ourselves, we can make better decisions about our business and potential progress.  If you need help with investing in yourself, please contact us at JSW Media. Have an awesome day!

Cheers.

Keith Cradle [@mrcradle on IG/Twitter]

Habits and Rituals…

Good Morning All,

It’s June 1st and we are starting the second half of 2015! Can you believe it, it was just January 1st. LOL And here we are. Which also means that we have made it through 6 months of whatever life has thrown at you. The fact you are reading this says you are still here, your business is still here and you have the ability to make the next 6 months better than the first! So let’s get to it.

Habits and rituals are very important in the lives of very successful people. I can attest that I do a lot of the same things over and over each day to build routine and consistency. I even try to eat the same things for breakfast when I can. When I walk in the office, I do the same routine to get me started which includes prayer. Life can get busy and our head space can get noisy but having coordinated routines that get us in a mindful habit of positive preparation can be very useful.

So as we move into the second of half of the year, begin to think about the positive rituals, habits or routines you have. How can you build on them? How can you use them to propel you forward? How do your rituals turn life’s obstacles around? Do they have you focusing on the positive?

Life is about consistency. We all need it. We should want to seek it out. Productivity is seeped in doing things right each and every time. So manage your time and create positive habits that you can use which can maximize your time, talent and treasure.

Have an awesome day!

Cheers.

Keith Cradle