“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” – Steve Jobs


Distractions are all around waiting to interrupt focus and goal getting. Choosing wisely is a hallmark of successful focusing.  “Good focus” requires the ability to block out the extra “static”. In order to stay focused on goals do not take on new ideas and projects until “set “goals have been completed.

Saying “No” is very hard to do for the ambitiously helpful goal getters out there. Finding yourself with a full plate and a full belly may make you feel like Mr. Creosote from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life.  Kristi Toney

Join ISM-SFV for our next Dinner meeting on Weds., March 8, 2017

Scott Friedman“Getting the Most Out of Your Suppliers” 
Presented by Scott Friedman

Risks, Rewards and Methodology of Creating Better Relationships with Suppliers

Scott Friedman will lay the ground work for others to create more enjoyable, authentic, low stress, and valuable business relationships.

This will be an interactive presentation designed to investigate ways to get greater value from your vendors. It will investigate the risks, rewards and methodology of creating deeper more productive relationships with your vendors.

Scott Friedman has been a small business owner for over 25 years which has given him extensive experience as both a buyer and a seller. Prior to that he was a salesman for Union Carbide at a time when they were the 5th largest company in the US. His focus in life is finding ways to make practical the fact we are all one. In business that gains expression as always looking to identify win/win relationships and perspectives. He has developed language that has proven very effective at getting people he interacts with in business to buy into and participate with a win/win perspective and behavior. He has many business relationships that exceed 20 years with both vendors and clients. The greater the trust, openness and support; the more valuable those business relationships are.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Pacific Time

The Odyssey Restuarant
15600 Odyssey Drive, Granada Hills, California 91344

Dress Code
Business Casual Attire

Registration Deadline
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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