Monthly Archives: May 2012

Don’t Follow Your Passion, Follow Your Effort

Mark Cuban had some great information in his blog- check it out!

I hear it all the time from people. “I’m passionate about it.” “I’m not going to quit, It’s my passion”. Or I hear it as advice to students and others “Follow your passion”.

What a bunch of BS.  ”Follow Your Passion” is easily the worst advice you could ever give or get.

Why ? Because everyone is passionate about something. Usually more than 1 thing.  We are born with it. There are always going to be things we love to do. That we dream about doing. That we really really want to do with our lives. Those passions aren’t worth a nickel.

Think about all the things you have been passionate about in your life. Think about all those passions that you considered making a career out of or building a company around.  How many were/are there ? Why did you bounce from one to another ?  Why were you not able to make a career or business out of any of those passions ? Or if you have been able to have some success, what was the key to the success.? Was it the passion or the effort you put in to your job or company ?

If you really want to know where you destiny lies, look at where you apply your time.

Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. You may or may not realize it yet, but how you use or don’t use your time is going to be the best indication of where your future is going to take you .

Let me make this as clear as possible

1. When you work hard at something you become good at it.

2. When you become good at doing something, you will enjoy it more.

3. When you enjoy doing something, there is a very good chance you will become passionate or more passionate about it

4. When you are good at something, passionate and work even harder to excel and be the best at it, good things happen.

Don’t follow your passions, follow your effort. It will lead you to your passions and to success, however you define it.



Detroit Business Consulting Trains with the Client

Detroit Business Consulting had one of our major clients in town yesterday for a training seminar.  About once a month, our Fortune 500 clients come to our office in Troy and hold a training seminar to keep us updated on new client information and campaign updates. They also bring prizes for people who have excelled in the sales and marketing for the company.  It’s great working with clients that take care of the companies they work with and reward them; we love that!


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Detroit Business Consulting Welcomes Nora to Troy!

Detroit Business Consulting will be welcoming Nora Su to the office this Thursday!  Nora is the assistant manager at a sales and marketing firm based in Boise, ID.  The firm is getting ready to expand and take on a new client within the next few months, so Nora will be in town to learn from the managers here.  She will get to spend time learning about our clients and campaigns and will be able to apply some of our management techniques to her own office when they expand. We are excited to have Nora in town!


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Detroit Business Consulting Supports Operation Smile in NYC

Detroit Business Consulting has been helping to support Operation Smile over the past year-and-a-half, and we had several affiliates in attendance at the organization’s awareness and appreciation ball this past weekend in New York City. Operation Smile is a nonprofit organization that helps repair cleft lips and cleft palates for children in other countries that wouldn’t otherwise have means of fixing them.

The event in NYC was a gala event with some of the top executives from Operation Smile.  The event marked Operation Smile’s 10 year anniversary and recognized the over 200,000 surgeries performed since the organization’s founding. Detroit Business Consulting will be hosting a charity event for Operation Smile within the next month, so look for more details on that!


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