About Gary Lockwood

Gary specializes in helping Chief Executives, entrepreneurs and business professionals achieve breakthroughs in their business. Contact Gary at 951-642-9576 or Gary@CEOSuccess.com

Got Referrals?

"We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems."    - Lee Iacocca Ho-Hum. Another day at the office, WAITING for a potential customer to call or come in. Hmmmm. What would your business be like if your current customers were enthusiastically rounding up prospective customers FOR YOU? Imagine the excitement of [...]

By |2018-11-12T11:35:21+00:00November 5th, 2018|Sales Approach|Comments Off on Got Referrals?

Rethink Your Sales Approach

"Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself. Think one customer at a time and take care of each one the best way you can."                     Gary Comer, founder of Land's End Demanding customers - fierce competition - breathtaking technological innovation These are the [...]

By |2018-11-05T09:20:34+00:00August 7th, 2018|Sales Approach|Comments Off on Rethink Your Sales Approach

Take a Hike!

Or a jog, swim, or bike ride. When we think of secrets to business success, we generally include things like vision, perseverance, creativity, and so on. I want you to add physical health to the list. "Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, [...]

By |2018-11-05T09:20:39+00:00July 4th, 2018|Energy|0 Comments

How to Think STRATEGICALLY about Your Business

There's nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.                    Peter F. Drucker   Ready?... Set... Nah! NOW, we're getting nowhere! At least once a year, most business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals begin procrastinating about doing their annual planning. Why is [...]

By |2018-11-05T09:20:44+00:00January 7th, 2018|Writings|0 Comments

Attention Please – May I Have Your ATTENTION?

"If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't."                     - Lyall Watson, biologist   Did you ever wonder why some things catch your attention and others don't? Remember the time you decided to buy a car? Once you decided what kind of car you wanted, all of [...]

By |2018-11-05T09:20:49+00:00August 28th, 2017|Writings|0 Comments

Don’t PARK in the Comfort Zone!

"Minds, like bodies, will fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort."          Charles Dickens   Most of us have a thermostat that regulates the temperature in our house. When it gets a bit too warm, the air conditioning kicks on to bring the temperature down to an acceptable range. When the temperature [...]

By |2017-07-05T10:15:58+00:00July 5th, 2017|Writings|0 Comments

Letting Go

Look at your appointment calendar. See any "white space" there? If you're like most busy CEOs and business professionals, you are booked non-stop for meetings, luncheons, dinner meetings, charity functions, planning sessions and... Well, you get the idea. In between the bookings, you scramble to keep up with projects, reviews, financial reports, investors, staff, customers and suppliers.

By |2017-05-08T19:11:05+00:00January 30th, 2017|Writings|0 Comments

Make a speech and live to tell about it!

“Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.”   – Dale Carnegie For many people, one of life’s terrors is to make a speech. Gulp! Scary as it sounds, it’s important for anyone to be able to make an effective presentation whether it’s to a handful [...]

By |2017-05-08T19:11:09+00:00December 5th, 2016|Writings|0 Comments

The Rainmaker

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there!” – Will Rogers   Remember when scientists used to seed the clouds to try to make it rain? They would fly over rain clouds and dump salt pellets to try to force the rain from the clouds. I guess [...]

By |2017-05-08T19:11:09+00:00October 24th, 2016|Writings|0 Comments