Saturday, March 23, 2013

WE Will Rise...


When you are wanting change and all around, in the communities is falling apart, parents fighting, teens killing teens, drugs on sale, drug dealers murdering each other, domestic violence, home invasion, rape, uneducated children and the community is going to hell in a hang basket, where do you go for help?

There is a core group of people, companies and public service organizations that actually care and want to assist and give back to restore the community they once knew.  We are looking for you, wanting you to reach out to us, assist in the restoration of life and putting spirit back into the streets of our neighborhoods. 

Will you do that please?

We created the Pied Piper Project, that has been extremely successful in changing the way of life for those that are touched by it.  Now, we have added an extra element to kick off the ability to reach through a music concert with Alex Boye' the start for communities to rise and be great again.  Yes, like a phoenix from the ashes of despair and wanted need.  Alex Boye's music is more than awesome, his ability to touch all and I mean all, will astound you and give you strength to ride the journey of change, introducing Trust, Respect and Pride back into the community.

Come join the journey and see it happen before your very eyes....  contact me, the clock is ticking...

View the You Tube Video and have your choir and church become involved in the problems that surround us all.

Email For details for Your Choir to back Alex Boye' in Concert in June 2013 in Indianapolis, IN.


Sponsorship is available Call (317) 426.0110

Friday, March 22, 2013

Have You Had, Just One Of Those Days?

Have You Had, Just One of Those Days?
By Nick Ashton, CEO/Founder, Tracometry Group of Companies.

Planning is both part of our social and business lives and effectively managing your valuable time is of the utmost importance.  Today, we use digital diaries, calendars and of course, all on our smart mobile phone.  The appointments that you make are walking around with you and the electronic reminders keep us in-touch and on time.

You can make the appointment and plan what that meeting is to be about and what you want to achieve.  If it is a one on one meeting, you have the opportunity to control the content and guide the outcome.  In some respects, it depends on your character and the acceptance, in business, of the other party’s reception of you. 

If you, and a team are meeting with a potential client, there enters the massive variables of conversation and how you are now just one of a group, guiding your client to the desired outcome for all.  Difficult, when the script is among your team and you have free flow input from your client, he or she may have just page one of the script, but, the final scene, has never been rehearsed or finalized. 

The team has the pre-planned goal, with individual overtones and the client is having to listen to different people, voices, personalities and all within a time constraint.  The clock is ticking and so it should, the time window of opportunity is ever diminishing and the structure for completion on time and target for all parties is vital.

How often do you have day of appointments with three different clients, all on the same subject, but from different perspectives and keep on track, on time and on point?  I know, a long question, but why I bring it up is simple, I am proud to be part of a winning and successful team that provides services and solutions that are second to none and serve our clients and potential clients in a most professional cohesive manner.

We have two ears and one mouth and listening to your client’s situations, what keeps them in a business sense, up at night, is so important for both of you.  When there are five in the room and one a speaker phone, it is not the most conducive environment and in many cases, doomed to fail.  Not in our case, I was pleased and proud to be one among the team and have respect for all in the room.

Meeting people for the first time is not easy and the key is simple, be you, listen and importantly respect the time window you have.  Sure, traffic can play a part on being on time, use the phone and call if you know you are running behind and stopping for all traffic lights.  That is respect to the potential client.

So yesterday was one of those days, a great day for all concerned, our team and potential clients, as we have respect for all and their input to allow us to provide the solutions in a more than amicable way.

I plan for days like this every day and it is the initial connection and follow through that makes the difference.

Thank you team, and thanks to our folks we meet with...  together we can make that important difference.

WE are in the NOW and KEEP YOU; in the KNOW...

Call: (317) 426.0110


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Do Not Ignore...

Write It Off Or
Pick Up The Pieces?
By Nick Ashton, CEO/Founder, 
Tracometry Group of Companies.

Run-down, dilapidated, crime-infested and drug-ridden are descriptors that homeowners typically avoid attaching to their neighborhoods — unless those terms describe what the area was like before its revitalization. 

Wait a second!  What revitalization?  Our neighborhoods are going to hell in a hang basket!

Have you driven around your city, I mean places you have never been or seen before?  We just did and wow!  Houses boarded up, seedy folks hanging on the only house left on the block, if you can call it house, on a street with folks hanging on street corners, which look like they just dropped in from a scene from Escape from New York.

Seeing a neighborhood fall apart in front of your eyes, never happens, it is like, now you see, now you don’t.  Like driving to work the same way each day, you miss the construction of a tall building, until, you stop in traffic at a place you have never stopped before, turn, and see this monstrosity that seems to have appeared from nowhere, right in front of your eyes.  You know the feeling…

So what has happened to a country that had it all?  What are we, a third world country?  Do we need to go to the United Nations and ask for aid?  It sure looks that way!  No disrespect to Third World countries, at least you are moving forward and this nation has taken an almighty drop…

I look at pictures of Africa, Syria, Haiti, and Cuba, blinking and cursing under my breath on what I am seeing and feeling on their situation. I have walked the streets of London, I grew up there, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Liberia, smelled the poverty, kicked the trash and looked in the eyes of hopeless people, knowing back then, that we, in America, had never had it so good.  How wrong I was!  Today, just look at us!  How can we just continue as if nothing is wrong?

Detroit is broke!  It has nothing but people who live day to day, children who have no future if the family stays.  Then again, where do you go, when you have no money for the bus, if it is still running?

The Michigan governor has brought in a financial manger to assist in finding out what has gone wrong and how it can be saved.  Do what?  A bit late, when your own administration has run it into the ground.  Once the King of the Automobile industry is up on blocks and the body has been stripped of all that was worth saving.  Who is next on the list?  Have you looked out the window lately?

The news tells us each day of the violence, sexual and domestic abuse, crime and the death of another teen or someone in a home invasion.  It will take education, intervention, employment opportunities and a real jolt of reality which is not going to happen, unless the community and neighborhood roll up their sleeves and can see the path out of their pitiful existence.  

So what are you going to do?  Sitting there drinking your Latte, in a sterile Starbucks, among others who choose to ignore the blight that is all around you. 

I am not!  I am a doer, like the city I live in and cities around me that have a vision, an achievable vision and daily, work on all the aspects of running a business.  Communities are a business and so are the people within those communities and they cannot be left to their own devices. Cities and municipalities have the citizens as their clients and must serve them to the best of their abilities.  Those that wish to continue, the “them and us syndrome”, you will be left by the wayside, only to be found by our future anthropologists and historians in the big book of failure.  Examples of how not live your life and to be a dis-service to your fellow man, woman and child.

You see, we are seeing the results of the entitlement generations that is firmly entrenched in their DNA.  This is the government assistance programites.  A sickness that has been left to fester and placed on the bottom of the list of things to do.

We do not need mouth pieces who only come out when the television news cameras are rolling and go back to study their books and just prayer for action.  We need and require people who have a conscious and the will to be part of the biggest change America needs right now.

It is about pro-activity, not delayed reactionary failure.

So are we going to write it off or pick-up the pieces

I know where I stand and the effort I am placing on picking up the pieces…

Call: (317) 426.0110


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