At the moment I am on my way to the WSI Excellence and Innovation conference in Orlando which starts on the 28th September.

I always look forward to these events as it gives me the opportunity to leverage off the WSI network. Meeting with the other consultants every year is like meeting up with family at Christmas. This is what I love about this business.

On this trip I stopped off at St Louis to spend a few days with a great friend of mine, Ronnie Adelman. I met Ronnie at my first E&I some 3 years ago and asked him to be my mentor and I have never looked back. I have followed Ronnie’s advice carefully and in the last year my business has really flourished and I am now consistently making the top 25 performers in the WSI network. I am really proud of this and have proved that it is possible to not only make a success of this business, but also to compete effectively in the first world.

This evening we are sitting on Ronnie’s boat, a 70ft Hateras called KarryAnne. This boat has been Ronnie’s dream for many years and he has finally realized it.

So while we are sipping sundowners I asked Ronnie if he wouldn’t mind sharing some of his WSI business experiences with us as he has so much to offer.

Well as usual Ronnie obliged and we spent 20 minutes discussing a number of topics which you can listen to at this link.

[podcast]http://blog.wsioms.co.za/podcasts/ronnie_adelman_interview.mp3[/podcast]