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.