What I Believe

My philosophy to motivate people is that true motivation comes from within, not from without. I can only stir that motivation in others, possibly awaken it, guide it and direct it. 

I believe that there is more to being a leader than telling people what to do and how to do it. 

There are certain values that are Core to me that are an internal part of who I am, these will rarely change, but there are also processes and procedures that should constantly be monitored and changed when a new and improved way of doing things is discovered. 

I believe in treating others the way I want them to treat me. With dignity and respect and yet accountability. 

I believe people come to work and genuinely want to do their best and they need management to make sure they have the proper tools to do their job. They need the support of management. They need to know that the manager has a proper balance of the company's interest and the employee's interest in mind. 

I believe that it is generally managers that get in the way of people achieving their best. 

I want people to succeed not just at work but I want them to succeed in life as a whole. 

If I have been a positive influence in somebody's life and helped them achieve their fullest potential I consider myself successful. 

Some people have walls in their minds which has taken years to build and they are difficult walls to scale. These walls take time to disassemble and the long term results are what I am after. Part of the tearing down of these walls means that I, as the manager, need to prove myself to them, show them that I am serious about why I am here and I really believe what I say I believe. If they see an inconsistency in what I do and what I say I believe they will not follow me. The biggest issue I see between departments is communication. Sometimes we try to communicate through email, which can and often is, taken the wrong way, then it fosters and becomes a huge issue when a simple phone call could resolve the question. We all have to stop taking things the wrong way and stop majoring on the minors. These are the things that have plagued companies for years. All of which starts at the top and filters down. The ranks of people need to see the leaders walking the walk and living what they say they believe before any change can take place in their hearts and minds.

What I Believe

My philosophy to motivate people is that true motivation comes from within, not from without. I can only stir that motivation in others, possibly awaken it, guide it and direct it. 

I believe that there is more to being a leader than telling people what to do and how to do it. 

There are certain values that are Core to me that are an internal part of who I am, these will rarely change, but there are also processes and procedures that should constantly be monitored and changed when a new and improved way of doing things is discovered. 

I believe in treating others the way I want them to treat me. With dignity and respect and yet accountability. 

I believe people come to work and genuinely want to do their best and they need management to make sure they have the proper tools to do their job. They need the support of management. They need to know that the manager has a proper balance of the company's interest and the employee's interest in mind. 

I believe that it is generally managers that get in the way of people achieving their best. 

I want people to succeed not just at work but I want them to succeed in life as a whole. 

If I have been a positive influence in somebody's life and helped them achieve their fullest potential I consider myself successful. 

Some people have walls in their minds which has taken years to build and they are difficult walls to scale. These walls take time to disassemble and the long term results are what I am after. Part of the tearing down of these walls means that I, as the manager, need to prove myself to them, show them that I am serious about why I am here and I really believe what I say I believe. If they see an inconsistency in what I do and what I say I believe they will not follow me. The biggest issue I see between departments is communication. Sometimes we try to communicate through email, which can and often is, taken the wrong way, then it fosters and becomes a huge issue when a simple phone call could resolve the question. We all have to stop taking things the wrong way and stop majoring on the minors. These are the things that have plagued companies for years. All of which starts at the top and filters down. The ranks of people need to see the leaders walking the walk and living what they say they believe before any change can take place in their hearts and minds.

Bill of What?

What was the real reason that caused the early American patriots to distrust a federal government which they were about to bring into existence? It is this: The power of government is ALWAYS a dangerous weapon in any hands. The birth of the USA brought a new idea into government - for the first time in known history a written constitution specified that certain institutions in human relations we're to be outside the authority of government. The government was specifically forbidden to infringe them or to violate them. 

Many of us are no longer willing to except individual responsibility for our own welfare. Yet personal freedom cannot exist without individual responsibility. The idea of inalienable rights and individual freedom had never before been incorporated into a national constitution. Said the people to the government, "Thou Shalt Not" ---- From When We Are Free - Mandatory reading for my Business Degree. 

The Print Run.

When I was young my father owned his own Mobile Home Business in Bay City MI. He was quite successful for a while as I have some very memorable childhood Christmases. My dad was more of a doer for the good than what might be called a shrewd business man. He was a man of principle first, but got into some financial trouble and some ill advised business advise and along with the soaring interest rates of the late 70's and early 80's was more than the business could stand.

I can remember being extremely proud of my dad and working for him through my teenage years. I was always proud to work for him and his company - Kregel Mobile Homes. I have often thought if he had made it through those tough years that I would have enjoyed very much taking over the family business and I often wonder how different my life would be had he made it though. He always wanted me to go to college, get a degree and be successful in life.

This leads me to my decision to start my own "gig". I have tried a few different things that fizzled out because I didn't analyze the situation but just wanted to do something, I have this internal calling and need to do my own thing. Since I have 30 years of printing experience I tried to think of a need in the print market for the North GA/Chattanooga area, something that I personally saw and something that I knew could help printers, print buyers and designers. The thought that came to me was a Print Buyer Advocate. Being on the front lines of the print world, I saw a lot of files being submitted to printers that were submitted as print ready but were no where near print ready. I saw files that were full of random PANTONE colors and I knew the designer did not understand what PANTONE colors meant to the printer. I saw printers trying to explain to their customers what was going on, some of the printers were afraid to talk to their clients about the files thinking the customer would pull the job. I never understood this thought process but it has lead me to selling my services to the designers and print buyers as their advocate. Print Buyer Attorney, if you will.

I am offering to the Print Buyers and Designers in the Print Market my 30 years of experience in the print world.

Are you a Print Buyer? A Designer? Do you need help with buying print? Do you understand icc color profiles? The difference between litho printing, digital print, or screen printing? Color spaces? This is only the tip of the iceberg of all the variables in the print world that can and will affect how your pieces get printed. I can help you build your files for the best fit on material, for mailings, for proper color and for best print specifications that will best fit your needs as the print buyer or make you the Designer that printers prefer.

My vision is to provide such a service that will benefit myself, the printer, the designers, the print buyers and effectively the market as a whole.

I am a capitalist at heart, I love America and I still believe in the American Dream!

Contact me if you are in need of a printing friend.