Next Level Thinking for Small Business

Vision without action is merely a dream.

The Buckster writes: It has been almost two years since I last wrote to this blog.  Its been a crazy two years with the loss of a major contract which has taken my focus away from the blog to growing my business again.  I guess you can say that the last two years have been a grind but the prior three years caused me to become complacent which is something that no small business can afford to do.  As a result of the loss contract, of which was my bread and butter of the company, I had the time to reflect not so much the loss of the contract but what principles I will need to climb out of the cellar and get back to a level of profitability. So in the last two years I wrote a book on the 13 principles needed to become successful in any area of your life.  When used properly there is nothing that will stand in your way of attaining anything you want to do or acquire.  These principles are used everyday in my own life and since I sit here and write this blog I am back to a level of sustainability.  I will not sit here and tell you its been easy.  It has not been easy and as a matter of fact it has been quite frustrating because I had to go back and get a full-time job, something I have not had for about six years. The time I loss of being able to do what I want pretty much when I want has been lost.  I would tell you that time was about 80% of what would be a 40 hour work week that I loss in my time.  I also lost about 85% of salary which is huge when you have lots of bills.  Needless to say my wife is not a happy camper.  I also had to stop traveling internationally which is really what I am upset about because I love to travel.  All this being said I am not a quitter and things have been looking up for the last nine months.  The book has finally hit the market and you can find it on Amazon or my website.  The name of the book is Be Sober Be Vigilant: Battle Tested Principles To Building The Foundation Of Your Dreams.  The 13 Principles that every business owner needs to know are:

Chapter 1 Principles The Basic Foundation

Chapter 2 Faith: Its Everything You Can Hope For

Chapter 3 Grace & Mercy: Allow It To Follow You All The Days Of Your Life

Chapter 4 Vision: Be Sober Be Vigilant

Chapter 5 Guard Your Heart: Its The Difference Between Life & Death

Chapter 6 Serving: Be All You Can Be

Chapter 7 Time: Please Use It Wisely

Chapter 8 Sacrifice: Its The Vanilla Of Your Dreams

Chapter 9 Giving: Become Johnny Appleseed

Chapter 10 Networking: Become The Social Butterfly

Chapter 11 Emotions: Living & Dying By Them

Chapter 12 Distractions: Blowing In The Wind

Chapter 13 Saying NO!: The Power Of The Word No

Using these 13 Principles in any given order you will have no choice but to succeed in this life.  We all go through tough times its all in the attitude we have that will get us through to the next level.  Our attitude towards any situation will dictate where we learn from the situation or are bound to go through the same situation again.

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"Imagine it. Try it. Prove it. Do it!" The only thing holding you back is YOU!!! Mark Alexander is Founder and President of EC&B Solutions Inc., a consulting firm that provides Information Technology services to corporations and Federal Government Agencies. EC&B Solutions Inc. is a certified minority, disabled veteran owned corporation that has been established since September 2006. Beginning as a Systems Administrator with the US Air Force Mr. Alexander has served his country in such operations as Joint Task Force / Southwest Asia and South Korea. Mr Alexander has been an innovative team member for other prestigious organizations such as El Paso Corporation serving as a Database Administrator, Dixie Chemical Company serving as the Lead Systems Administrator and Desktop Support Manager, National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA), TransOcean Drilling Company providing IT & Electronic Support for Deepwater Drilling Operations. While at NASA Mr. Alexander was involved with the Systems Infrastructure project for the mission to Mars. Mr. Alexander has served on the Board of the Bates Clinic, A Social Services Non-Profit Organization located in Missouri City Texas providing services to young single mothers. Currently, Mr. Alexander is working as a consultant with the Houston Area Urban League as their Job Developer for the Urban Youth Empowerment Program as well as the Urban League’s Webmaster and Social Media Guru. Mr. Alexander was instrumental in providing IT Services to such organizations as Department of Homeland Security, Department of Air Force, Department of Army, and the Justice Department. Mr. Alexander is also the author of his first booked named Be Sober, Be Vigilant: Battle Tested Principals to Building the Foundation Of Your Dreams. It is Mr. Alexander’s goal to become a global leader in Information Technology touching all seven continents.

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