Is This Really How I Saw Myself?

Updating my LinkedIn file tonight I decided to read my into under the headline. Really? Is this really the best way to announce me?  Haven’t I done enough to make an impression on people without giving them my resume? I can remember a supervisor I spent way too much time with. Every time he met someone new, he went on and on, embellishing his past to try to impress someone that had little bearing on his success. I could never figure out why and when I mustered the courage toRead More

New Passion Ignites a Flickering Drive

I tend to be pretty darn transparent in these pages. Lately, I have found myself, while excelling at the tasks, not being completely “passionate” about the mission. Now I am writing this agreeing with many that say the word PASSION is overused. However, in my case, looking at how I intend to continue being the leader people can look to for example… passion is a large player. For 2017 I had already made great strides on the day job, unleashing new user interfaces and reconstructing content. At home, my familyRead More

More Than Just a Mechanic

This last weekend was monumental for me on many fronts. Coworkers at the day job would ask “What are you up to this weekend” and I would tell them. First off I wanna ride my road bike, then I have to coach baseball for two hours, then I have to replace the water pump in my Dodge. Without fail, almost everyone gasped. They were surprised I would do the water pump myself. The other side of the coin was that this was my SATURDAY plan, as Sunday is for churchRead More

Adding a Fitness Channel to the LMS

  Here is the opportunity to promote your gym, fitness program, product, etc… Having successfully kicked the fitness challenges’ butt and maintained the results for the last 4 months even with the sprained ankle – I feel the need to share the lifestyle with others. I am not the expert though, so I am reaching out to those that are. This LMS (Learning Management System) of Manana No Mas! has the ability to Host, Drip Content over a prescribed time, be Monetized, connect to eCommerce or even offer Private AreasRead More

When Goals Change

I am a big advocate of GOALS. I believe you need to keep a carrot in front of you to chase, all the time. Always be pushing toward something. Sometimes it can be difficult to juggle, like when I take on too many goals at once… but a good leader knows when to adjust. This month has had a few adjustments. I had it in my head that I was going to break the 10-mile wall. I had been running weekly to build my endurance and fitness but had last runRead More

Newly Updated and Released

Always the newest content on Manana No Mas! My Customer, My Business By Stevan Batinic  

No More Dilly Dallying

Hey everyone. It’s been a heck of a week. While I love this site and what it can represent moving forward, I also have a day job and many of my initiatives are being adopted right now… which is awesome, but taxing. I have a team of five people across two active product lines creating learning content. I have a vendor re-working our user interface so my end customer will have the sensation of being a whole new site. I have a newly constructed technical training area coming together toRead More

The Year 2017 is Becoming!

What a year 2017 is becoming! I feel negligent not writing enough to keep you all informed of initiatives and wins along the way, but the sheer pace of life has precluded some of the timely updates. As I write this now, I am on a bus ride with a Global Service Training Team for Suzuki. Working our way out of Hamamatsu, Japan and headed to Lake Hamana to test some new products. It’s amazing to see how life is transforming right before my eyes. Yesterday, I tried to makeRead More

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. Employs Blended Model For Technical Training

Originally sourced form: http://www.latitudelearning.com/blog/article/1381277/suzuki-motor-of-america-inc-employs-blended-model-for-technical-training Beginning with the development of its first motorized bicycle in 1952, Suzuki has gone on to become a world leader in high performance vehicle and recreational vehicle manufacturing. Today, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., produces motorcycles, scooters, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and boats. Kurt von Ahnen, Technical Training and Publications Manager for Suzuki Motor of America, Inc., shared with us about Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. training program. Suzuki’s Technical Training Program “Our training program is centered on Powersports and Marine Technical Training,” Kurt told us, addingRead More

2017 IMC Still Packs a Punch

For those that follow this blog, you know I am a die hard member of the John Maxwell Team. I love the message and vibe of this group as they continually strive to add value to others. Well this last week, they held their IMC (International Maxwell Certification) meeting in Orlando. I went to the event in August of 2016, but I gotta tell you… I really missed being there this last week. Vicariously, I plugged in through the Private Facebook groups and “friends” I’ve made in the organization thatRead More