Old School Business and Millennial Mindsets

We’re looking for a mix of old school business people and new entrepreneurs at Wisconsin Business Owners and at our Wisconsin Business Owners Meetups.  It’s a bit perplexing to me that we don’t have standing room only crowds, given the quality of our programs.

An interesting conversation with Wisconsin Business Owners Co-Organizer Maggie Mongan crystallized the following:

Despite excellent quality and value, so many meetups are now focused on “drive-by” presentations of as little as ten minutes.  For some reason, people find that attractive.  It may be attractive online – just “like” and “follow” and you think you’ve done the work – but real success requires more.  Success is that place in life where preparation and opportunity meet.  [my emphasis]    We’ve long prided ourselves on professional, productive meetings in a very relaxed, personable atmosphere.  So, why the limited numbers for Meetup attendance?

The video that follows may explain a bit of our dilemma in driving up numbers of attendees.   I did a YouTube search for “old school corporate business” and “Why I do business old school” came up number one.

The points Andrew Henderson, the video presenter, makes are worthwhile for those who are “wannapreneurs”:

Rule #1 – Sales Matter

It takes more than a minute, or ten minutes, to master sales.  Both of our Meetups this Friday address aspects of sales and follow-up in-depth.  Our February 28, 2020 Lunch & Learn presenter, an engineer who sells, discusses “How to Advance Stalled Sales”  Seats still available.

Rule #2 – Your Word Matters

Our February 28, 2020 Special Morning Session master sales/presenter does an hour and fifteen minutes in the morning on why your business apology matters.

Rule #3 – Contracts Matter

Rule #4 – Protect What is Yours

Rule #5 – A Job is A Job

Many thanks to Mr. Henderson of https://www.nomadcapitalist.com for explaining his thoughts.  His thoughts helped me explain my own.

My next YouTube search was for “old school corporate business vs. millennial mindset” and this excellent animated video came up first:

I’m not blaming lower than expected attendance on millennials.  Rather, on the digital equivalent of “drive-by” networking, a “swipe-right” involvement level.  I encourage everyone to “do the work.”  Ninety percent of success is showing up.  Come join us!  

BTW, #2 in my YouTube search for “old school corporate business vs. millennial mindset” was this TEDx Talk – lest I be called on to apologize to millennials, this is a great rejoinder to the video post above.  My wife and I have four millennial adult children, and I believe all of them have life – work and play – figured out better than I did at their ages.

Common Denominator For Success – WisOwners Lunch & Learn, Friday, July 27

Common Denominator For Success
Presented by Tom Ginn

Is the common denominator for success based on hard work?
Is doing the things you like doing going to get you success?

What are the habits you have that are not getting the results you desire for your business?

The common denominator for success – the secret of success of every woman who has ever been successful – lies in the fact that she formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do. I will introduce you to Albert E.N. Grays principles in the Common Denominator of Success speech and at the same time bring a new perspective to his speech. This one speech has changed the paradigms of thinking for millions of business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals. If you are seeking the secret, don’t miss this presentation.

During this presentation, you will learn the Common Denominator for Success where your success/failures reside. The 1st Principle: What is behind procrastination. The 2nd Principle: Where fear resides. The 3rd Principle: Understanding one cannot outperform one’s belief systems and Self Image. You will come away with a new perspective of what is controlling your results.


Picture of Tom Ginn, presenter of Common Denominator for Success

Tom Ginn presents Common Denominator for Success

Tom has spent over 30 years in the business world as an entrepreneur, small business owner, sales management and as a regional vice president in the financial service industry.

Tom is a successful entrepreneur, coach, keynote speaker, and a certified Thinking Into Results® Consultant working with the Proctor Gallagher Institute. He has also completed the Financial Coach Master Series through Dave Ramsey Solutions and takes a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to get people unstuck, personally, professionally and financially.

Tom works with individuals, businesses, and organizations helping them to see what’s getting in the way of achieving desired results. The secret to achieving big results is to change the way you think. If you change the way you think, you can change your results; if you change your results, you will change your life.

There is an exact science to goal achievement and all you have to do is understand the science and your whole world will change – mine did.
During my journey, I experienced times of tremendous success and at other times less than desired results. I often questioned why I was stuck in this cycle. My self-worth, self-esteem, confidence, and sense of worthiness seemed to parallel this cycle.

Through personal coaching, study and being mentored by Bob Proctor and PGI Tom found the Secret to “Common Denominator for Success” with THINKING INTO RESULTS which is the road map of on how to change the paradigms and habits through new awareness on how to change the negative and limiting beliefs that reside in our minds.


***Come Join Us!***
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/251086691/
Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.
You”ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

*** ITINERARY Friday, July 27, 2018 ***

This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more open-networking time.

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationships at your table while Lunching

12:30 to 12:37 – Break
12:37 – Keith’s Minute
12:40 – Speaker Introduction
12:45 – Speaker Presentation: Tom Ginn
1:15 – Prize Drawings
1:25 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

Your attendance means you accept being shown on tape.

Keith Klein
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
….or…Contact Us

***Come Join Us!***
Learn Common Denomonitors For Success, enjoy fine food and people who care about their businesses – and you and your business!

RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/251086691/
Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.
You”ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!