August 2019

August 2019

Strategies for Success Newsletter August 2019 Issue 164


Published by Emily Huling Selling Strategies
Copyright 2019 Emily Huling. All rights reserved.


In this August 2019 issue:

  1. Thoughts from the Road
  2. Thoughts from the Office
  3. Josmo’s Cafe
  4. Stay Energized
  5. Emily Live


  1. Thoughts from the Road

What a treasure John and I discovered in Alexandria, VA!  The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Museum was built in the 1920’s by more than two million American Freemasons. It is a memorial, a museum, an active Masonic temple, a library, and a performing arts center. Our tour guide and the many exhibit rooms taught us things we didn’t know about the father of our country including his strong commitment to Masonic principles.

We learned that George Washington wrote a document at the age of 14 called the Rules of Civility. He wrote 110 rules. You can get your free copy from the Museum website. Here are three of my favorite rules.

Rule 43. Do not express Joy before one sick or in pain, for the contrary Passion will aggravate his Misery.

Rule 52. In your Apparel, be Modest and endeavor to accommodate Nature, rather than to procure Admiration; Keep to the Fashion of your equals, such as are Civil and orderly with respect to Times and Places.

Rule 110. Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.

I hope your summer travels have been as enjoyable and educational as ours have!


  1. Thoughts from the Office

Continuing the theme of civility, here are some suggestions to be a person others want to work with.

  1. Leave your private life at the door. Don’t reveal too much information about your personal life to coworkers. Save it for family and close friends.
  2. Be a model for the behavior you want your coworkers to have. Timeliness, accuracy, and courtesy are just a few.
  3. Watch your talking style. Keep your voice low so as not to disrupt others. Speak only as loud as necessary to be heard by the other party. Never swear. It is unprofessional and offensive.
  4. Don’t waste coworkers’ time. Be conscious of taking someone’s time unnecessarily whether it’s work related or personal.
  5. Learn your job and use the authority you have been given. Avoid asking others questions you should know the answers to yourself.
  6. Say please and thank you.
  7. Smile at people when you pass in the hall.

Excerpt from my 17 Terrific Tips to be a Great Coworker. The full list and more 17 Terrific Tips columns are on the website.


  1. Josmo’s Café

Our 4th of July out-of-town guests decided my Orange Chocolate Chip Bread with Coconut Topping is the best bread I make. It is moist, sweet, and delicious. Enjoy!

Check out other Josmo’s Cafe recipes on our website.


  1. Stay Energized

Our Energizer Minute podcast for the month of August is Watch what you self-validate.

Follow me on Twitter @EmilyHuling to read my weekday Energizer Moments.


Consulting and coaching services

If you’ve noticed that my business travel schedule has slowed down over the past year, it (happily) has! My phone consulting and coaching practice continues to expand to serve my clients on a more frequent and personal basis.

Here are recent examples of ways I’ve assisted my clients remotely to advance organizational change, professional development, and bottom-line profit:

  • Create and clarify strategic growth plans and execution strategy
  • Staff assessments to identify roadblocks, challenges, and development opportunities
  • Manager development and coaching
  • Update position responsibilities and job descriptions
  • Improve hiring practices
  • Revise reporting structure to optimize talent and efficiencies

Owners and managers, if you are seeking experienced guidance to fast-forward your organization’s goals, please get in touch with me to set a phone call time to discuss.


  1. Emily Live
  • Agency Management CIC – Strategic Planning and Talent Acquisition – Billings, MT – October 22, 2019
  • NAMIC – Communication + Marketing Workshop – Communicating Effectively with Agents and Selling Your Ideas to Leadership – Chicago, IL October 7-9, 2019


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