A view from “The Eye” of London

I want to start this post with a beautiful picture I took while in London a year and a half ago. 

It was that hot summer when it didn’t rain, (surprise, surprise) and we had nothing but sun. 

We (the family and I) had been walking around London and decided to take a ride on “The Eye.”

As it turns out, ” a good time was had by all” since the “Eye” is fully air-conditioned.

The Shard as viewed from “The Eye”. 

My family and I walked and walked and eventually returned to our hotel near Regents Park. The Langum is a fine hotel located on Regents Street just down the road from Regents Park.

One of the best, so I’m told. It was nothing to sneez at
and the room was finely detailed in the “high class”
London style.

I would recommend it to anyone who is looking
for something special while in London. 



P.S. This post is a test for me. I wanted to see how to insert pictures and hopefully word wrap around them.

Me thinks more work is needed.


How to double your customer and client base with current customer referrals.

Dear Reader,

It’s no mystery in the business world that getting a new customer is much harder than keeping existing ones.

What many business owners don’t seem to realize though, is that your current customers are the best way to increase your new customer base.

Think about this: If you could get each of your customers to
refer just one new customer, you would effectively double your business nearly

It’s the easiest and least used way for acquiring new customers under the sun. And yet, I bet, if you asked any random business owner how much he works the referral angle, you’d hear mostly crickets.

Why would any self-respecting business owner not use his
most valuable asset to help his business thrive in a down market such as ours?

Why most businesses don’t ask for referrals.

Let me put it this way: Fear in business is a one-way street.

If you’re fearful about asking for referrals, what else are you afraid of that may be causing you sleepless nights?

Boldness breeds bravery. And in business, you have to be bold and brave to weather the storms of the economy we’re living with. 

There are many ways to ask for referrals and I’m going to tell you about a few of them right now. 

Here is what you might want to do if you’re feeling even a little timid about your asking mechanism for increasing referrals and upsells as well. 


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