Wealth-Building – The Truth About Presents

Wealth creation too often is seen as a process of receiving windfall gifts or presents. Wealth-building is all about giving first. With the right giving you will establish a lifetime of receiving. These are the keys to right giving.

Asking The Right Questions .

The importance of asking the right questions is brought out early in the experience of wealth-builders. In getting to the right questions you will do well to discover the wrong questions.

First on the list will be- “What presents am I going to receive?”

Top of the list for right questions will be “How can I give others of my presence to improve their life?” Also included will be “What random acts of kindness can I bless them with?”, “What free ebooks can I send them?” “What teleseminars can I run to show my desire to improve their wealth-building program?”

Finding The Right Presents

Your focus, as a serious wealth-builder should always be on “presence” not on “presents”. Your “presence” is what you give out to others. Your “presents” are what you receive from others. The Right Presents are found in the time you spend with family, loved ones and clients. This time must be first quality with you giving your undivided attention.

Family and loved ones respond by showering you with the presents you love to receive.

Clients give an endless stream of purchase orders – the kind of stream that convinces you all your blessings have come at once.

As you get busy Asking the Right Questions and Finding The Right Presents you will get the revelation that Your Presence is of far greater value than Your Presents.

When it comes to effective wealth-building the truth about presents is that they come from people who have been touched beforehand by your presence in their lives. Your words, thoughts, actions, and prayers that have followed your presence in their lives will be rewarded.

Count your blessings as you consider that not all presents come gift wrapped. When you give in secret you are rewarded in secret.

Copyright 2005 Kenneth Little

The Advantages Of Presenting Personalized Golf Gifts

There are no strict guidelines, no prescriptions adhere to when it comes to gift-giving. It’s tricky though that you select a gift that is of importance and of interest to the gift recipient. For instance, if you want to give a person who’s a lover of golf, you can give him personalized golf gifts. There’s an art in giving gifts, not just in terms of the object you select to give but to the kind of gift presentation, as well.

There are a number of very attractive and unique gift wrapping in the market now, and the choices are endless. So when you decide to surprise a person with a gift, consider selecting a personalized gift item.

If you want to give a person who is a lover of golf, the following are the advantages of personalized golf gifts:

• Budget

One of the advantages of personalized golf gifts is that they need not be expensive or lavish. It is true that playing golf is a very expensive sport endeavor, but there are various gifts you can select from that you can personalize and yet not spend a big amount of money for it.

For a lover of golf, buying a t-shirt with his name and golf logo printed on it is very practical and can be used for a number of times while enjoying a round of golf. You can also select a golf bag and have the recipient’s name printed on it for a more personal touch.

• Thoughtfulness

When you surprise someone with a personalized gift, it means that you are very mindful of the recipient’s own interest. It is a way of conveying that you made an extra effort to make the person happy with the kind of gift you selected. If you want to give your golf buddy a gift, one of the advantages of personalized golf gifts is that it is made especially for him/her. It is your way of making the golf gift recipient feel special because the gift you chose is related to his/her passion.

• Distinct

We all know that at times, when we sport the same accessories like golf bags, golf towels, among others, there is a tendency to confuse our stuff from those belonging to another person. One of the advantages of personalized gifts is that they distinctly identify your belongings from the others.

• Memorable

Another reason or one of the advantages of personalized golf gifts is that they would be remembered by the gift recipient for a long, long time. Most personalized gift items are unique and can hold a sentimental value. In your case, when you give someone a personalized golf gift, let us say a personalized golf ball, the recipient will always remember you as someone who has given her/him a golf ball with a personal touch, as compared if you just sent ordinary golf balls. More meaning, more sentimental value is attached to the personalized golf ball that you gave.

Product Management – What Makes a Good PLM?

A survey of standard wording in Product Line Manager (PLM) job postings reveals the following skills and attributes:

Project planning


Team motivation and delegation

Budgeting and data analysis skills

Understanding and experience with related business

Goal oriented Customer service

Documentation skills

Team player

Written, verbal, and communication skills

Organizational skills and attention to detail

Time management skill

Ability to work tight deadlines

Fast learner

Ability to work independently or in a group.

All of the above are important, but do they really describe what is ideal for a project manager or do they actually describe what is ideal for every single employee. I suggest the following attributes to be as important as, or rather, more important than the above attributes:

Care deeply about the company and that it’s products are of high quality and technically sound.

Defines the product accurately and ensures that it performs according to its intended use.

Makes sure that during the planning stages and during the lifetime of the product the right people are involved in making decisions.

All decisions gauge the impact the decision will have on the customer.

Understands all aspects of how the product works, how it is manufactured, and how the client uses it.

Understands the company and ensures that all new products fit within the companies business model.

Understands “the law of compensation” and balances company goals with speed and quality constraints.

Takes initiative to solve difficult problems: whether happening with existing projects or if they would require a new project. Does this before executives realize there ever was a problem.

Shares victory with the team, accepts accountability for failures alone.

All vision setting keeps the business in mind.

The business is to manufacture and sell high quality product for a profit.

Steps to Quality Project Management

Make sure that the company does not see project managers as paper pushers and meeting setters. Instead, project managers are seen as a means to enable the best, most productive, and enjoyable work. This is done by enabling full team cooperation in all facets of a project / product by accurately communicating the vision and goals of the product and explaining the value of its existence. Team members consist of all departments and are allowed to input their viewpoints on aspects of the product that effect their departments. Goals are established and team members are given “ownership” of the goal. The time of product to market decreases because all affected parties are developing materials related to the product during its development.

Product design. Questions to be answered: What is the purpose of the widget? Who will use the widget? Why will they want the widget? How will we sell the widget? How is success measured? Do we release by a certain date, or when minimum specs are met? Do we keep to a maximum cost, or do we exceed costs if necessary to meet specs. Does the widget fit with the company goals, and existing products.

Goals are defined in the beginning, during, and at the end of the product life cycle. Goals are defined by actual use by the potential customer Market surveys. Existing and upcoming regulations. Experience of experienced staff. Communication with known experts. Desired final outcome including product life.

Teams. A team is an assimilation of ideas working together for one common goal and that goal is to produce a product that will benefit the buyer and provide both the buyer and the seller with a profit. A team consists of Product Line, Sales, Marcom, Manufacturing, R&D, Service, Tech Support, and Accounting. Including everyone in the team and assigning each member of the team set goals brings product to market faster, trains the sales and service faster, ensures that there is a marketing message established upon release, and guarantees that products are developed to suit the needs of the customer. Success is measured by Success. If the product is a useful quality instrument that performs adequately and allows the client to save time and make a profit then it is a good product. If the product is a good product that can be sold at a profit and is in high demand it is successful. If a product is successful then the company is successful. Hence, success is measured by success.

What makes a good PLM? A good PLM must be observing and able to draw inferences about all possible effects of decisions made. A good PLM must assimilate knowledge and be able to accurately organize, and measure that knowledge objectively into something that is useful. A good PLM translates ideas into tangible objects that increase the value of existing products or turns an idea into something completely new. The good PLM realizes that it is impossible to conceptualize a product without knowing its demand so that learning about the product and its uses never stops.

Since innovation involves risk, the good PLM must be willing to take risks, and must be willing to accept responsibility for the inevitable failures that result from risks taken. The good PLM must have accurate knowledge of all products and processes of the product, and must have an uncanny knowledge of the uses of the product, both past, present, and future. The good PLM must be a team player and readily accept the ideas of others because no one person can know everything. The good PLM recognizes the strength of the mastermind and allows the team to submit ideas and follow these ideas through to their physical form. The good PLM shares all success with the team publicly.