Now that you have a solid framework for your advisory board, there are a few other points to take into consideration to stack the deck in your favor and cinch the success of your board.Read More
Working longer hours creates more work than it accomplishes.
There! I've said it and there's no take backs.
It reminds me of a lecture I attended sometime in the early 80's (likely before you were born). Judge Ziglar, Zig Ziglar's brother, was speaking at an event in Fargo, ND. (Yes, people who hail from Fargo do sound like the movie.)Read More
Stress! It's the constant companion of most of us as small business owners. It's the mental and physical response to threats or demands — most of which we bring on ourselves. Ugh!
You can likely name the common manifestations of pressure and tension off the top of your head. Like a pair of scruffy, old house shoes, the symptoms have been around for quite awhile. They're very familiar.Read More
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
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
Why do some skilled, gifted entrepreneurs struggle while other seemingly less talented, individuals succeed beyond your wildest dreams? It’s a real head scratcher — especially when hard work, time, and effort are feverishly invested.Read More
Charles Darwin once said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one most adaptable to change.”
If there was ever a time to be adaptable to change it is NOW. Driven by digital transformation, no one can rest on his or her laurels.Read More
Who hasn’t banged their phone on their desk while being rerouted through a tortuous telephone tree currently known as “customer service.” Press 3. Enter your pin. Follow with the # sign. Ugh!Read More
It was early in my business when I realized I was repeatedly performing the same tasks. Frankly, it felt a bit like a scene from the 1993 movie classic, “Groundhog Day.”Read More
Stress. Anxiety. Overwhelm. Call it what you want, running a small business can be extremely uncomfortable. (Heck, writing this blog is uncomfortable.) And, if we’re not paying attention, the discomfort experienced prompts us to disconnect from whatever we’re working on. Sadly, this pattern of disconnection negatively influences our ability to perform.Read More