Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Adults are just BIG Kids, and as a BIG Kid I love HUGS!

Adults are just BIG Kids, and as a BIG Kid I love HUGS!

We own a professional gymnastics training center (www.deutschsgym.com), and our teams practice multiple times per week.  Most of the time, we are always training the Technical Skills.  That is what we do.  We teach and coach the kids to learn "tricks" and perform routines for competitions.s

We also focus on training and coaching the same athletes on their People Skills.  We even go further and focus on helping the athletes develop their Character Skills.  That's right!  You read that right...."develop your Character Skills."

Did you know that you can develop character skills?  We all can benefit by making character building skills a cornerstone of our life goals.

Our primary goal though is to coach our athletes so they can strike the right balance in living life, mirroring what I strive to live by and wrote about in my book The Tricycle Effect.

One of the things I learned over the years is that as adults, we are simply just Big "grown up" Kids.  

We are still the same person, in our character at least, today that we were when we were 3 to 5 years old. 

Yes...we may cover up our inadequacies and weaknesses better than when we were younger, and we may be better at hiding the things we fear too.  However, we generally have the same feelings and emotional needs as an adult that we did when we were younger, though we most likely would not admit that to anyone, including ourselves.

With all that said, I have to admit that I loved riding tricycles when I was young and I should never have quit!  Do you want to know why?

Because the kids in our gym still naturally ride their tricycles in life and I realize now how fun that really was and that I have somehow forgotten how to "Trike" in life...like a kid again.

Most likely I forgot, because through the hard knocks of life somehow, I got rusty and got worried about whether I could or should "Trike" through life anymore or not.  Maybe through the fears and tensions of life, I did not feel I could have fun anymore.

After all, I am an adult now you know!

To illustrate this point, I want to share a quick story with you.  Sound good?

I walked into the gym this week, as I always do and started to get ready for team practice.  I reached over to turn on the music and suddenly realized that one of my athletes (we call them gym daughters), was wrapping her arms around one of my legs and giving me a Big HUG!  

I looked down to see one of our newest and youngest gym daughters hugging me.  She wasn't tall enough to reach around my waist...she is only 7 years old I think and very short.  

But, it wasn't a quick hug and done...it was a "bear" hug with all her heart and she did not let go!  I smiled down at her as she looked up at me.  Then without hesitation, she said, "How are you doing Dane?"  

Oh my gosh!  How did she know I had a tough day...a really rough day emotionally...one of the worst days I have had in a long time.  Her hug was just what I needed.  

Noone told her to come over and give me a hug and find out how I was doing.  Noone told her she could or could not hug me.  As it turns out, she left her class group and came across from the other side of the gym.  She just did what was natural for her.  She just "triked" over to me and gave me a hug and asked how I was doing.  Isn't that so innocent and so genuine and authentic....it came straight from her little heart.

She had no fears that I might not like the hug or even might reject her.  She just did what came naturally from her heart I think. She simply "Triked" right over to me to give me a hug and let me know she cared about me.  What?  Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?  I am the coach after all!  I am so glad that this little gymnast knows how to ride her trike in life...and I hope she never forgets how to Trike either.  Life is so much more rich and fun when we never stop "Trikin'."

Even though she is fairly new to the gym family, she already knows how to Trike in life. How great is that?!

No matter what else happened earlier in the day to me, all those emotions and feelings melted away, and once again, one of my gym daughters reminded that life can be just that simple and sweet!

The sweetest things in life happen most of the time in an unplanned way.  We just need to Trike naturally like a kid again.

So, I decided a while back to learn how to "Trike" again.  My gym kids and gym daughters need me to learn how to Trike again, and frankly, I want to learn how to "Trike" again, because it is more meaningful in life and it is so much more fun Trikin' in life that just passing through.

How about you?  Do you remember how to Trike?  Why not start Trikin' again even though you are an adult?  Let me encourage you to get Trikin'.

Want to learn more, and find out how you too can Trike in Life?  Visit Amazon.com and search for The Tricycle Effect to find out more and learn about how you too can develop your character skills to Trike again like the kid you once were.  

Trust me, life will become so much richer when we can let that Big Kid in us out again to play and Trike!  Smile On!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Customer is NOT always right - Partnership versus Customer Service!

I recently read a great article by Danny Iny.  In that article, he points out that the customer is not always right.  He also says there is a big difference between customer service and partnership.

Mt. Ararat - 17,000 ft mountain in Turkey
Mt. Ararat (Agridag)- 17,000 ft mountain in Turkey

At Deutsch's Inc., we are in the "people business" and all of our businesses (i.e.- DCS Netlink, Deutsch's Gymnastics, and Leadership Management Development Center) focus on partnerships not pure customer service.  So, I totally agree with Danny Iny.

I am not a professional climber by any stretch of the imagination, but I had the privilege of climbing Mt. Ararat (17,000 ft dangerous climb - which in Turkish, Mt. Ararat is called Agridag, which means "mountain of pain") during the 5 years I lived in Turkey.  Having made that climb, I can tell you that what Danny says about the difference between customer service and partnerships is exactly right!  He says, "Think of it this way: If you were climbing Mt. Everest, customer service is your porter. Partnership is your Sherpa climbing guide."  Perfectly said!

In other words, your porter carries your supplies for a fee...strictly transactional.  However, your Sherpa climbing guide is your key to reaching your goal (i.e.- the mountain Peak) and getting back to base camp successfully and safely.  The relationship with the Sherpa is totally transformational and Trust is two way.  Big Difference!

At Deutsch's Inc. we are all about partnerships, NOT customer service as our primary goal.  Why?  Because as Danny says, "The goal of customer service is to make the customer happy. In contrast, the goal of a partnership is for the customer to achieve their goals. Buyer and seller are both focused on a goal that's bigger than the buyer. The customer's happiness is a by-product of achieving that goal."

Dane's climbing team successfully at the top of Mt Ararat with climbing Guides

I want to encourage you to read Danny's full article here:  http://www.inc.com/danny-iny/the-biggest-customer-service-mistake-you-don-t-know-you-re-making.html?cid=email

I also encourage you to read Danny's book:  https://www.amazon.com/Teach-Grow-Rich-Knowledge-Freedom/dp/1541232518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486571501&sr=8-1&keywords=danny+iny

And as always, focus on leading with Character First!  To learn more about how to lead with character first, grow relationships, leadership and teamwork, you can pick up a copy of my new book called "The Tricycle Effect" on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Tricycle-Effect-Significant-Productive-Successful-ebook/dp/B01N91PPL0/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=coach0e1-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=46359a1675537eea4e7912907092a781&creativeASIN=B01N91PPL0  

or visit my website at:  www.thetricycleeffect.com

Thanks for letting me serve as your Sherpa during this short "blog."  Keep leading with Character First!  Trike On and Smile On!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bad Guys are Getting Badder, Faster than the Good Guys are Getting Better!

“Nothing has happened to my network, computer, or email yet, so most likely nothing will happen!”  That phrase is one I hear people make all the time.  Is that something you might say?

If you said “Yes,” then I guess you might also live by “The Odds.”  Are you a gambler?  Would you gamble your business or livelihood away?

At DCS Netlink, we don’t live by “The Odds.”  We don’t gamble when it comes to computer, network or Internet security.  The reason:  the odds are not in any person’s favor when it comes to computer, network or Internet security.  There are lots of explanations on why that is true.  

Think about these it:
  1. You are most likely a smartphone or computer user.  You are not an IT expert or even less likely to know about IT security.  Do you agree?
  2. Like most people, we are HUMAN and we don’t like change.  So, you might ask, “Why do I need to add extra security when I haven’t needed it so far?  Fair question.  Do you agree?
  3. There are lots of explanations, but there is one more…...that is security stuff is TOO expensive!  So, what most people think is that adding security also adds costs, and you want to be responsible with your money, right?  WRONG!  Your reputation in business has more value than a dollar amount.  Once you become a victim, your reputation will suffer and most likely your business will suffer, and that may translate to dollars in the end.

So, what should you do about your computer, network and Internet Security?
  1. Change your  beliefs about the BAD guys!  You need to believe that they are working hard to take you down and many of those users around you.  If you don’t believe that, then you have already most likely lost the battle.  In this day and age of the Internet of Things, the risks, vulnerabilities, and threats are increasing at an ever alarming rate and with greater consequences!  Do you agree?
  2. Find a company that will look out for your best interests, and not give you answer or propose a solution with the least cost.  Getting the right solution is more important!
  3. Partner with a computer, network and Internet Security company that has done background investigations on each and all of their employees.  After all, these engineers and technicians will most likely see some of your most confidential information in the scope of carrying out their duties.
  4. Hire a company that has gone through at least some semblance of security training on firewalls, and Internet Security.  Most IT companies do not have any formal training and/or certifications as a testimonial to their legitimacy in carrying out their duties.

So, that is the nitty gritty of IT!  If you want to know more and would like a network assessment and/or a security assessment, give us a call.  We would be happy to help coach you to a stronger and more secure future….after all, your business and reputation depend on IT!  Visit us at www.dcsnetlink.com or call 877-327-6385.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

"The Tricycle Effect" book is here & FREE for a limited time!

"The Tricycle Effect" is making a difference for people!

Some teachers have told me they are
planning on having their students do
book reports in class.

I am very honored and humbled.

That is amazing!

We have 34 reviews so far, and we are averaging a
score of "5" out of "5" on the reviews.

You can read all the reviews at Amazon:  https://goo.gl/uLgJWg

That is so awesome!

We are trying to reach as many people as possible with this
very refreshing and heart-felt "character education" message.

We also set 100 total reviews as our goal.  So, I need your help
to reach that goal.

Here is an example of one teacher's review:

ByAmazon Customeron November 14, 2016

"This book was outstanding! As a teacher and coach, it really
helped put things in perspective and gave me many "a-ha!"
moments. The experiences and insights that Dane shares
throughout the Tricycle Effect really make sense and should
be the foundation that we focus on in our classrooms, athletic
teams and life. I highly recommend this book and am also excited
to incorporate it into my High School classes as well."

The Tricycle Effect will be FREE for a very limited time, so
get your FREE copy on Amazon now and please leave a review.

Effective leadershiip, efficient management, character education
Here is the link to Amazon:  https://goo.gl/uLgJWg

Please feel free to share this link with your friends, family
and network of teachers/educators so they can get their
own FREE personal copy for a limited time.

Please encourage them to write a review as well.

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Thanks for being on our team.  Trike On!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Look Ma No Hardware! - Discussion about moving IT to the Cloud & protection from Ransomware

Look Ma No Hardware!
Discussion about moving IT to the Cloud & protection from Ransomware

This interview was done on October 19, 2016 between WWIB (103.7FM) Radio Host Pat Wahl and DCS Netlink CEO Dane Deutsch.

This discussion covered 3 main topics: 

1.  How to protect yourself in the Cloud from Ransomware & eliminate hardware costs!
2.  Moving to G Suite (previously Google Apps) for the right security.
3.  Business Continuity with Image Backups of virtual servers and G Suite Backups.

Great discussion on struggles all companies are having with Internet threats, risks, and liabilities.

Click on the link below to listen.....Enjoy!

Ransomware and Business Continuity

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Why InterSec Wisconsin 2016? - May 3rd Internet Security Event - Camp Douglas Wisconsin


May 3rd - Camp Douglas, WI
The Best Internet Security Education you will ever get!
it is low cost and all in ENGLISH!

Why InterSec Wisconsin 2016?

We have all heard of cyber security incidents lately.  From Ransomware victims to stolen identities....the threats are more ferocious and occurring with ever more frequency.  So, you should be asking, "how can I keep myself, my family, and my company or organization secure in the future?"  That is our goal at this conference...to answer that question.

Most other conferences want to teach you all the "techy" stuff and try to make you believe that hardware and technology will keep you safe.  I can tell you that no technology will keep you 100% safe and secure.  So, how do you learn to get secure and stay safe?  We will teach you that at this 4 hour conference.

This Internet Security Conference is called InterSec Wisconsin 2016, and will be held May 3rd, at Camp Douglas Wisconsin.  Here is our website to learn more and register:  www.intersecwi.com.

It used to be that firewalls, anti-virus, anti-malware may have been good enough to keep the "bad guys" out.  However, the game has changed and today, it is very difficult for a firewall, or any security solution to do everything needed to keep the bad guys out.  

In particular, you are the weakest link....that is to say, THE HUMAN FACTOR.  This conference is designed not for the technically inclined, but just the opposite.  The decision makers, the leaders, the non-techies.  I promise we will keep the "cookies on the bottom shelf."

If there is a conference that you need to attend this year, that will speak to your "bottom line," or impact you potentially the most, both professionally and personally...this is it!

Listen to my radio broadcast this morning on WWIB in Eau Claire, WI.  I talk about the current threats, the Human Factor, InterSec 2016, and Internet Security education.  

Click on the Bobby Blackhat image below and enjoy the podcast.  Register today!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Apple's OS X Security Honeymoon Is Over by Stu Sjourman (KnowBe4 CEO)

Stu Sjouwerman
Unfortunately, bad guys are business people too. Their time is money, and they follow market leaders. By now, Apple's market share of desktop computers is close to 17 percent. OS X, Apple's operating system, is popular with consumers and enterprises, making it a more interesting target for hackers since it has not been "mined" a lot, and Apple users are under the false impression that their platform is "safe and does not even need antivirus".

Well, a report that was released by security company Bit9 shows that more malware has been found this year for OS X than in the last five years combined. The company found 948 unique samples of malware this year compared to 180 between 2010 and last year. The malware is not yet super sophisticated, and is not hard to remove, but the increase is massive and much more than the increase in Windows Malware.

Still, it's early days yet compared with the fire-hose of Windows based malware which is around 400,000 new strains per day at the moment. However, an interesting fact about OS X this year is that many more software vulnerabilities have been disclosed than in past years. A list shows 276 flaws have been found in the last 12 months, which is about four times higher than the average number found annually over the last 15 years.

It looks like more and more researchers are focused on how to bypass OS X security mechanisms or how to get code to execute remotely.

And looking at the mobile side of the house, according to Net Market Share's September figures, iOS claimed 38.6 percent of the global mobile OS market share. The number of iOS devices in the enterprise might actually be higher. According to Good Technology's Q2 Mobility Index Report iOS had 64 percent of worldwide enterprise market share, although this had dropped from 70 percent the previous quarter.

From the perspective of security awareness training, Apple users need to be trained just as much as Windows users. More than half of the Apple malware found this year was aimed at forcing people to view ads, a malware class called adware. And infections were mostly dependent on social engineering end-users, like downloading what employees should "red flag" as dodgy software.

It is loud and clear that effective security awareness training is a must for all employees, regardless their computer, Windows or Apple OS X. Find out how affordable that is for your organization and be pleasantly surprised.  Get a quote now: