Not only do I love business, I love learning about business from others and for others, primarily my small business clients. Continually striving to improve — personally and professionally — is built into my DNA and those with whom I work. Which is why, during my recent journey, I made a delightful discovery.Read More
One aspect of business coaching that most small business owners enjoy is the collaboration between themselves and an objective bystander that results in "new and/or different results." (Without that desired outcome, what is the point in investing resources in coaching?)Read More
Tags: Small Business Success
It's not uncommon for a small business entrepreneur to be bedfellows with the kind of fatigue that rakes your body as you succumb to the mental exhaustion of a day riddled with decision and distractions.Read More
Tags: Goal Achievement
Certainty for a small business entrepreneur is essential. Without it, resources are wasted. Time is frittered away on busy work. Procrastination is a constant companion. And, confidence in one's ability to achieve success easily erodes.Read More
No. This is not about getting your spouse to clean out the garage — finally!
If we are to be completely honest, every entrepreneur has a project list that proliferates like rabbits at Easter, squirrels in my garden, and cat videos on Facebook. And, in true entrepreneurial style, ideas give birth to more ideas until nothing gets done.Read More
In business, there are several influencers of your strategic thinking/planning time that have a direct impact on your growth. These are your mission, vision, and strategies. These three, often missing, components shift your business growth from being tactical and easily tossed about by change to that of being strategic and sustainable.
Whereas your mission is present tense, your vision is your future. And, for small businesses like yours and mine, business vision is personal.Read More
Tags: Business Vision
Since its inception, business coaching continues to grow in popularity, sophistication of techniques, and outcomes obtained.
Any business coach worth their weight in salt (i.e., their fee) wants you and your business to benefit greatly from the coaching relationship. This brief guide helps maximize the value of your coaching engagement.Read More
Tags: Business Coaching
Does work-life balance truly exist — or is it a mark most small business owners aim for which remains just out of reach?
The notion of work-life balance reared its head in the 80's. It was the time our culture began its shift to bigger and better toys. Or, as my client, John Lanza, puts it — the accumulation of stuff.Read More
Tags: Work-Life Balance
I love a good secret — especially when it's camouflaged in strategies, goals, and planning. And, when it all but guarantees achievement of business goals, count me in!
As it turns out, the secret to attaining our small business goals, isn't so secret after all.Read More
I learned to drive using my Dad's 1948 Dodge. It was a big green egg of a machine with a stick shift and a clutch that slipped. "Flooding" the carburetor was a common occurrence with an inexperienced, unschooled teenage driver. Although the nuts-and-bolts of how and why it occurred were a bit advanced for my teenage brain, I knew the fix.Read More