7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Details “If it’s constantly crazy at work, we have two words for you: F**k that. And two more. Enough already.” How’s that for straightforward business advice? If your workplace is defined by 80-hour weeks, packed schedules, endless meetings, overflowing inboxes, unrealistic deadlines, Sunday afternoon emails and the like, It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work is a must read.In fact, as the YMC team kicks off our “Level Up Book Club,” this is the first book we’re reading in 2019. Why this one? Because the three words that define success for #teamymc in 2019 are quality, consistency, and calm. Quality and consistency are pretty attainable with proper focus and making the right decisions. But calm? How in the world do we achieve calm in a ten-year-old company that has been in growth mode for its entire life? Good question. Typically, as I read a book, I’ll tab a few pages for reference. By the time I finished this manifesto by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, founders of Basecamp, almost all of the book’s 200 pages were tabbed. Needless to say, there’s plenty of practical wisdom to remember. So, what makes Fried and Hansson different from other business experts? In their own words, “We work on our company as hard as we work on our products.” They view their company itself as a product. That struck a chord, as I’ve been very intentional over the last few years to treat the YMC brand as a product of its own. As a team, we’ve done ok. But I know we can do better.Ask almost anyone you know “How are things at work?” and there’s a good chance their answer is going to reference some form of “crazy.” By breaking many long-held business traditions, Fried and Hansson have successfully bucked that trend at Basecamp. For example, they don’t set sales goals. Why not? “Because it’s disingenuous for us to pretend to care about a number we just made up, and because we aren’t willing to make the cultural compromises it takes to get there.” There’s a simple brilliance in this approach. That’s why, in 2019, our YMC goals are focused on stepping up our game in terms of quality and consistency, with a quarter of our success being measured on the results our clients see. No sales goals. No revenue goals.With their characteristic candor, the authors offer another simple, yet powerful takeaway: Don’t change the world. “Basecamp isn’t changing the world. It’s making it easier for companies and teams to communicate and collaborate. That is absolutely worthwhile, and it makes for a wonderful business, but we’re not exactly re-writing history.” The duo is keenly aware of their impact on their own workers’ lives, and it’s a responsibility they take seriously. It begins with protecting their team’s ability to focus on the work they were hired to do and complete that work within a standard work week. Without realizing it, our YMC team has spent the last two years setting ourselves up to succeed in this area in 2019. Over that time, we’ve shed a few clients who weren’t exactly who we would consider ideal clients. We chose not to work with micromanagers, verbally abusive people, or those who want change but are afraid to make the decisions required to accomplish that change. Today, we have more than 30 clients who value our time and the expertise we bring to the table. And most importantly, they understand that for us to do excellent work that will have a lasting positive impact on their credit union, we must have the necessary time and resources. In the end, Fried and Hansson give this advice: “Set out to do good work. Set out to be fair in your dealings with customers, employees, and reality.” That’s exactly what #teamymc is planning to do. Over the next 12 months, we will be considering another dozen or so ideas presented in the book and determine whether they are the right solutions to help us achieve quality, consistency, and calm in 2019. For even more takeaways, check out our video review of this book.
The EIAC Track Meet took place at East Central.Boys Team Scores. Rushville-145, Batesville-132, East Central-98, Lawrencesburg-73, Franklin County-60, Connersville-53, South Dearborn-33, and Greensburg-30.Girls Team Scores. East Central-145, Greensburg-130, Batesville-101, Connersville-82, Rushville-74, Franklin County-56, South Dearborn-33, and Lawrenceburg-1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman and Pirates Coaches Mike Myers and Katina Tekulve.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello is going to step down after a popular uprising derailed his career.The announcement came soon after the Speaker of the House in Puerto Rico called for an emergency session to start impeachment proceedings.He said the resignation goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. on August 2nd and that Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez would succeed him.Thousands of protesters have been demonstrating for more than a week, and on Saturday, hundreds of thousands turned out to call for Rossello to step down.The move comes after a leak of about 900 pages of his private texts and chats went public.The texts revealed him and his lieutenants disparaging a political opponent as a “whore,” mocking an obese man and joking about feeding a corpse from a morgue to a critic.Before the scandal, the governor faced severe criticism for his handling of 2017 hurricanes Maria and Irma in which the island has not fully recovered from the devastation caused by hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017.
“The purse increase helps,” Woods said after a final-round 66 left him two strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy in the second week of the four-tournament FedEx Cup playoff. “I won fewer tournaments than Sam Snead has, but obviously he was in a different era. It’s just that we happened to time it up right and happened to play well when the purses really had a nice spike up.”Snead, the career leader with 82 PGA Tour victories, earned just $620,126 in a career that started in 1937. His biggest prize was $28,000 for a second-place finish in Milwaukee in 1968, and for most of his prime he played in tournaments with a total purse—that’s all the payouts combined—of less than $100,000.Woods has won 74 tournaments, second all-time, including 38 times with a first prize of $1 million or more. His winnings come out to an average of $362,276.89 for each of his 277 career starts.But it’s not just good timing: Prize money skyrocketed on the PGA Tour after Woods went pro and brought huge crowds and television audiences to the sport.“It was nice to have a nice start to my career, and I won some majors early,” he said. “I think we got some interest in the game of golf. A lot more youth, that’s for sure.”This weekend’s Deutsche Bank paid out $8 million, including the $1.44 million that went to McIlroy for his third victory of the year.By finishing strong—he was in the 60s in all four rounds—Woods remains in contention for the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus, which he has won twice. That money isn’t even included in his official career earnings, nor is the hundreds of millions he has collected in endorsements. $100 MILLION MAN—Tiger Woods watches his shot from the 11th tee during the Pro Am round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Aug. 30. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) NORTON, Mass. (AP)—Tiger Woods has become the first $100 million man on the PGA Tour.Woods finished third in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday to earn $544,000 and push his career total to $100,350,700. Next on the list is Phil Mickelson—more than $30 million behind at $66,805,498 after finishing fourth at the TPC Boston.