Yes we are in the home stretch of the NHL season and I love them Caps!  That should endear me to all the Flyers and Penguins fans out there!  Anyway, they looked horrible in the 1st period last night but as I try to tell all the people I coach, play the whole game before you decide who wins and who loses.  The ending to last night’s Game 7 come from behind win, in both games and goals, which now gives them the chance to prove their mettle against your beloved Penguins, is proof of this philosophy.  You gotta believe!

But, no, today’s title has nothing to do with professional sports.  It is about another game of sorts: Business and life.  SCORE is a group many have heard of but many more should partake of the wonderful service they offer. SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and works locally with the PSU Small Business Development Center.

Ned Book, of greater fame in our area than simply his affiliation with SCORE, has graciously accepted to be our guest and offer our listeners real-time advice on how to prosper in these economic times.  It should be a phenomenal discussion.  History shows that the way out of economic malaise starts with the ideas harbored but not yet employed by entrepreneurs looking for a chance to show their stuff.  THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES!  While many stalwarts (e.g. GM, Lehman Brothers, etc.) struggle to make it through the next pay period, young upstarts find a way to make life that much better.  I offer one of State College’s own as proof.  Did you see the cover story on State College Magazine recently?  Matt Brezina is taking the electronic world by storm.  “He’s just a kid!” some will remark.  That’s right but he had a dream and he decided to make it a reality.  You have the ideas…you simply need a little push to help be part of the solution to our current condition.  Join the show this Saturday, get in on the discussion.  Together, we can make the current economic situation a memory.

Join me this and every Saturday morning at 9AM for "Unlock Your Full  Potential… Today!”, the radio talk show that helps you learn to lead by example…by focusing on Life, Leadership, and Motivation in the Workplace.   Our unique show allows you to call in and address any/all workplace issues – confidentially – we even have a segment named Speaking Confidentially – when you call, don’t name names, instead let’s work on and resolve the issues or questions you have.  Unlock Your Full Potential…Today! is part of Coaches Corner, Saturday Morning Street Smarts, on Newstalk Radio, WBLF, 970 AM.  Call in or send an Instant Message during the show: 814-272-9700 is the “On Air Live” studio number & WBLF970 is our IM address; send me an email anytime: ; or simply respond to this blog!

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Ken Pasch, CHE, CLC


Your Leader/Business Growth Coach