Be a straight shooter....


Frank Butler was a travelling show sharp shooter when he issued a $100 challenge to anyone wishing to beat him: imagine his surprise when 15-year old Annie Mosely won that bet.  They later married and she went on to become known as Annie Oakley, performing for Kings and Queens and audiences world-wide. Back then people hit the bull’s-eye of success through hard work and constant practice. It’s no different today: the most successful people in any walk of life are those who practice to perfect their knowledge, skills and abilities.  There’s no short-cut from good to great: to get from one to the other takes enormous focus, practice, perseverance, and honest self-reflection. In business, it’s been my experience that the best employees are those who are open to and never stop learning: they keep on aiming and keep on shooting until they get things right and achieve their goals. Set your sights on the bull’s-eye of success today.

Annie Oakley (1860 – 1926): American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter, and a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West travelling show