I recently wrote a book titled – “They Can’t Eat You – My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success”. I have been amazed as to how many people ask me “WHY?” … why did you write a book? Until I heard the question for the 100th time I didn’t think much of it and then it dawned on me that it really is a VERY GOOD QUESTION! Why would anyone write a book in the first place? Books are usually written for one of two reasons – ego or money. (more…)
Entrepreneur Marc Sparks, who has run an auto insurance company and a couple of restaurants among his sixty-plus startups in his successful career, knows a thing or two about the importance of quality customer service. He says it’s preposterous that companies spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars acquiring a customer, and then BLOW OFF that customer with lousy service after the sale. “Give me the chance to fix your problems and I’ll have a customer for years to come!”
Entrepreneur Marc Sparks believes the key to accomplishing anything in life is having confidence. “Confidence will empower you to be anything you want to be in life…a schoolteacher, a doctor, a business manager, a politician, an astronaut or even the President of the United States!!” Read more here.
Entrepreneur Marc Sparks believes in “To-Do” lists, so much so that he does one every single week. And he doesn’t just make a list—he writes it out by hand, because real magic takes place between your brain and the pen in your fingertips.
Handwriting your list creates an unforgettable mental connection. This type of connection is intentional; it establishes a conscious awareness of the things you want to accomplish—like your New Year’s resolutions. Read more here.
The holidays are a time for family traditions. Entrepreneur Marc Sparks has a family tradition of giving loved ones one gift and one stocking in the evening of Christmas Day. To learn more about how this tradition helps him and his family focus on the real meaning of Christmas, read more here.
You wouldn’t answer your cellphone during a job interview, would you? Not if you want THAT job! To do so screams to your potential employer that he is not worthy of your undivided attention. Marc Sparks, a serial entrepreneur, says the same holds true in almost any meeting situation, from a one-on-one to small groups to board meetings.
Marc Sparks, the founder, owner and CEO of Timber Creek Capital, says a recent tragedy serves as a not-so-subtle reminder that one day, your life WILL flash before your eyes…make sure it’s worth watching! What started out as a leisurely trip to his ranch in East Texas quickly turned into a moment he and his wife will never forget. Read more here.
Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who has been involved in more than sixty start-ups since the Seventies. He is also the founder, owner, and CEO of Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm. The following is an excerpt from his upcoming book, titled They Can’t Eat You.
Having sat in tens of thousands of meetings, I am somewhat of an expert as to how to conduct productive meetings and eliminate large wastes of time. Here are a few tried–and-true tips for conducting a quality meeting. (more…)
Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who has been involved in more than sixty start-ups since the Seventies. He is also the founder, owner, and CEO of Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm.
Society’s never-ending pursuit of automation never ceases to amaze me. Now don’t get me wrong; as a serial entrepreneur, I’m all for streamlining business processes and increasing efficiencies whenever and wherever possible. Frankly, however, this insatiable quest to “make life easier” is creating a world of complacency … and in my observation, complacency can be catastrophic. (more…)
Marc Sparks, a serial entrepreneur and owner of Timber Creek Capital, says he’s not one to say “never say never.” In fact, “never” has a secure place in his vocabulary, when used in the right context. For instance, Marc says you should never postpone joy. Why? Because you aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. Read more about the things Marc Sparks says are on his list of “never statements.”