My Thoughts, My Experiences, My Journey

It turns out you can have it all…let me explain

July 6, 2019

I disagree with the notion, you can’t have it all and that you have to choose.  Make money, or do meaningful work.  Great body, or spend time with the family.  I actually think you can have it all. Now before you roll your eyes and your skepticism takes over, give me a moment to explain.…

The Radical Act of Deep Listening in Restoring Your Competitive Edge

June 5, 2019

The business landscape is changing rapidly.  If you’re in business, you know exactly what I mean.  So how do you keep your competitive edge when it seems like your competitors are inching ahead? Let’s look at one aspect of a solution, and that is better listening.  As my friend and business owner Christine Prefontaine of Loup Design says, “In…

Relationships, balancing ambition to grow with the long game

June 2, 2019

It’s all about the relationships; your network is your net worth.  We hear this, or maybe even say it, but what does it mean?  How do you actually execute on it? If there was one thing I wish I had paid more attention to when I was growing my business, it would be this.  I…

Are you in your own echo chamber?

May 8, 2019

One of the effects of the extraordinary evolution of technology is we are living in echo chambers of our own creation, more now than ever.  The convenience of predictive analytics makes it easy to find what we are looking for and also makes it difficult to see anything other than what we are looking for. …

How do you deal with constant change?

May 5, 2019

I was teaching a class to real estate entrepreneurs this week and the students were incredibly focused and concerned about the competitive landscape they are now operating in.  A robust conversation ensued about the rapid pace of change as new models, new technology and aggressive competitors enter the space.  There was a lot of fear…

An evening with Eckhart Tolle

April 30, 2019

I started listening to and reading Eckhart Tolle’s work a few years ago when I noticed I was perpetually obsessed with the next thing, which was squashing any joy the moment right now might have to offer.  I noticed this had become a real problem.  I was racing to the next meeting, focused on the…

Q2 Check Up

April 12, 2019

25% of your year is behind you, how are you doing? Business indicators are rarely linear and how you feel about your business varies so how do you combine both a quantitative and qualitative analysis to have a grounded view on the state of your business? The quantitative (numbers) based analysis is usually the easiest…

Managing people is a pain in the butt. Or is it?

April 7, 2019

I’ve often joked business would be so much easier if it wasn’t for the humans.  Though the reality is, business is the humans, and so if you’re in business, you’ve got to deal.  And, I have news for you.  You’re a human too and not always a cake walk.  Managing people isn’t as hard as…

How to practically improve the direction of your business

March 31, 2019

Trying to improve your life and your business?  You may have heard the following advice… Create a Vision Board!  No, you should Think Bigger!  Or, get better at Goal Setting.  Actually, it all starts with Daily Affirmations! Let’s face it, there is a lot of advice out there about how to make things better for yourself.  Heck, an entire industry has…

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