Sales – It’s about Fishing…

23 11 2009

Every once in a while you have a day where rhythm, timing and just being in the right place has it’s rewards.   There’s hope…

Saturday morning, getting prepared for Thursday & Friday 1:30 Alabama / Auburn.   Sun was shining, I started early, traffic was just starting so I was actually running ahead of schedule.  I stopped at a local fishing hole.

Dupage County maintains numerous locations which I can say keep Bass Fisherman happy.  For the past year my favorite spot – Mallard Lake has been closed due to construction around the facility.  My fortune was coming across a Ranger, only they didn’t know either, “When it’s done ?”.  Which is true they have been doing good work.

But it made me think – the fish (prospect) have been left alone, no fishing pressure, so by nature they surely are stacked in a couple areas.  Which may explain the recent decrease in other facilities.  The closing of Mallard actually put more traffic on the other locations.  (Why West Branch does not mirror Blackwell? Like that couldn’t make money)

My thought, after posting on LinkedIn, maybe get some feedback from local fisherman.  I’m still surprised not many know about Mallard, which can be a good thing.  Walleye, Northern, Crappie, Gils, Cats, White Bass, BASS.   Something is always going on somewhere, bet on it….

When I take a moment apply “business” to fishing, what area’s have been overlooked by my competitor?  Or are they even still around?

Unless your line is wet, you have no chance or even getting a nibble.


Chicago – most stressed city – No kidding?

19 09 2008

Those of you (in chicagoland) drying out from last week’s late season rain, coupled by the endless construction on the highways with the first month of kids back-in-school, certainly understand stress.

Gas prices, all over the map from $4.10 (today) to whatever.  Unemployment figures keep inching higher, foreclosures in Kane County still rising.  Bensenville about to be eliminated with the exspansion of O’Hare.  What else could happen…..

Tomorrow I just plan on taking a break from everything and go fishing all day with my wife.  The picture you notice on the top is actually that of Meacham Grove in Bloomingdale, IL   With the rains we when through our garden an dug up plenty of worms for our little get-away adventure.   Plenty of bluegil, bass, catfish to keep us happy and busy till sun goes down…

One interesting note, here @ wordpress the blogs of note are changing.  Changing in the fact the content or story lines are becoming more “Social”.  Religion, health, family which is fine but obviously this pushes me to seek other outlets.  

Blogs about “business” and the Buisness of Social Networks are being swallowed by traffic driven events like your cat or which God saved the life this week.   Which only verifies the fact people are using blog to escape the Stress from their normally mondain life.  

Which is why I’m going fishing…..