Welcome to my blog, “The Pearl of the Week.” My name is Jay Newkirk and I am the founder of Jay Newkirk Business Consulting. Here in this blog and throughout my website I hope to inform and inspire you by sharing the success practices I have honed and developed over my more than thirty years as a serial entrepreneur, business consultant, and motivational speaker.
Through my work with NASA, the Department of Defense, major aerospace prime contractors and through growing my own support services company, I identified guiding principles, which I call The Pearls of Business. Learning to practice and internalize these pearls will lead to continued effective decision-making and business success.
Each “Pearl of the Week” will include one of these guiding principles and advice on how to apply it to your business practice, yourself, and those who surround you. Trust me, I can speak to the value of these pearls as I have learned from both following and not following them. I will share my personal anecdotes with you as well so you can learn from what I’ve done well and from those times where I missed my mark.
For those of you who are in the process of launching and growing a business you have no doubt discovered voluminous materials, workshops, seminars, and MBA programs. These “how-to” sources are important and I encourage you to pursue them. My passion, however, is to overlay that type of generalized information with intelligent decisions, which will ultimately lead to you reaching your personal dreams.
Next week’s Pearl is from Lucius Annaeus Seneca: “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”
Please make comments and feel free to ask questions so we can establish an ongoing relationship. I am eager to help those with a dream achieve their business goals.
December 9, 2015 @ 10:03
I like the website and since is my first time viewing it I ask how do you plan on engaging both young professionals in the field of entrepreneurship and clients/business? Will you have other consultants to fill in the gaps of the clients needs? What will be the constant drive and/or traffic to this site?
January 13, 2016 @ 09:24
Thanks for visiting my website and for the questions.
First, I’m just now getting into the use of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to promote my consulting work and pending Pearls of Business book release. My book editor and promotional advisor is helping me optimize engaging professionals and entrepreneurs through these media. I am growing my LinkedIn connections and using the messaging capability to grow my relationships there and discussing our current Energy Huntsville activity and sparingly mentioning the pending book release.
I am using Facebook posts and Twitter to gain followers interested in both personal and business growth and sharing how to apply positive mental attitude principles that lead to success.
On the subject of involving other professionals in my workshops and consulting work, the answer is yes. I have already discussed this with a few colleagues and am in the process of developing that strategy. The answer to your “drive and/or traffic to this site” question is embedded in the above discussion on engaging professionals and entrepreneurs. I’ll be using the social media venues in addition to speaking opportunities stemming from my small business Advisory Board work and Energy Huntsville activity. Thanks again for your comment and questions.
January 5, 2016 @ 15:47
I have told you this personally but wanted to note it here….This week’s Pearl of Wisdom really applied to my Risk Assessment / Risk Mitigation prep for a course. How better to describe the importance of knowing where you are going/what the end product is/what your end result or success should look like and how to assess the risks or “winds” that impact your destination.
Thank you again,
January 13, 2016 @ 09:21
Thanks for visiting the site and the Pearl of the Week link.
It is extremely gratifying to know that you were able to relate to the Pearl’s message and apply the guidance to your personal engagements and activity. Your response captures the very essence of my vision for how the Pearls of Business and my consulting work can have a positive impact on clients, the book readers and social media followers.
I hope you continue to connect with the Pearls of the Week and comment and give me feedback.
My sincere thanks again.
January 14, 2016 @ 07:53
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Love it. Glass half full, glass half empty, but from a perspective that makes you think about it again. Love the pawn/king mirror image!
I often look back at my life and think about how fortunate I am, even though I’ve had things happen that would allow me say I have had a tough life. It’s not my choice to see that.
January 20, 2016 @ 07:15
Thanks for visiting the website and reading “The Pearl of the Week.” Your response relative to the website’s “what you see” graphic and your half full/half empty glass note are important. The site content obviously had a positive impact on you, which is my objective for the website and my consulting activity. I hope you continue to visit and comment. It’s very important to me-as you know-since I’m in the business of helping people. Thanks again.