THINGS TO PAY ATTENTION TO:
- DROOM – Don’t Run Out Of Money
- Bigger Isn’t Better – Better Is Better
- Do It Right the First Time
- PPPPP – Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance
- Only Do Business With People You Like and Trust
- You Can Always Make a Living Doing Something You Love; but You Can’t Always Love What You Do to Make a Living
- To Solve a Computer Problem You Need a Teenager
- Just Because You Say It Doesn’t Make It So
- Just Because It Has Always Been Done (That Way) Doesn’t Mean It’s Right (or Still Right Today)
- You Know What You Know, You May Even Know What You Don’t Know, but It Is What You Don’t Know That You Don’t Know That Will Get You Every Time
- The Secrets are just as simple: CARE!
- MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WORDS become ACTIONS …
ACTIONS become CHARACTER …
CHARACTER is EVERYTHING
I Pay Attention, LLC offers unique consulting services to entrepreneurial and emerging companies in the Sports, Television and Media industries. The services include: financial management, establishing financial systems, standards and controls including human resources, and financial oversight; business operations; creative vision focusing; preparation of business, strategic and marketing plans; liaisons with investors, both existing and potential, due diligence process for both acquisitions and investment; proponent of moral conscience and ethical principals as the plateau of integrity, purpose and cause.
Functioning as the Chief Financial Officer on an external basis, doing all of the things a CFO does – accounting, finance, budgets, establishing and maintaining the accounting general ledger system, human resources and team management through mentoring and empowerment, samurai costs.
The linear process management of “Get It Done The Right Way The First Time!” is necessary. Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance, combined with Out Of The Box thinking, combined with Understanding, Not Just Knowing makes Getting It Done Right The First Time both possible as well as doable.
As part of the management team, applying experience and out of the box thinking to proposals, presentations, building a better mousetrap, voicing ideas and acting as the wall to bounce ideas on. Focusing – incorporating the structure of management and organization to the creative process enabling efficiency, holding onto objectives and understanding the big picture.
Writing (or re-writing) and implementing a Business Plan with break out concentrations on the strategic, marketing and operating plans with financial models to support each component and investment scenario. Whether for start-up or re-engineering, a fresh business plan is an essential tool to set the framework and benchmark for the decision processes.
MORAL, CONSCIENCE, ETHICS, PRINCIPALS, INTEGRITY, PURPOSE AND CAUSE
These words mean important things. As the catalyst for commitment to excellence, the words become actions and eventually a plateau to be proud of. Achieving that plateau is paramount to success and the journey is an adventure worth taking. As promised in the first sentence, I Pay Attention LLC offers unique consulting services to entrepreneurial and emerging companies in the Sports, Television and Media industries that are not for everyone.
We would like to make a statement on the matter of rules, compliance and the actions of others that have caused many to take issue with AAU basketball in the macro, which is why we are eschewing identification with aau and referring to the genre as Grassroots, and with a team or coach in the micro: Not only do we know the rules (both the letter and spirit) we wholeheartedly pledge/endeavor/mandate ourselves to follow them without fail every day that ends in a “y.” We maintain a higher standard for ourselves than others expect of us. In all matters, we live by the Golden Rule in addition to Rules #1 and 2.