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Q2 Check Up

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…

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

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…

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How to practically improve the direction of your business

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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Simple Hacks To Turn Your Brain Off, So You Can Get Some Rest

The first 2 months of 2019 have been incredibly exciting for me. I’m in my zone, advancing several new business endeavors, all with significant long term prospects, all at the same time.  I do better when I have a variety of diverse challenges on my plate.  Though this can also accelerate my racing mind and…

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Are you running your business or is your business running you?

In business we say, “hold your money accountable” often with a finger shake at ourselves or at others.  But what does that actually mean and how do you do it? The adage might have come from its cousin “you have to spend money to make money.”  So let’s take a look at these and see…

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Fall in love with your business again

Let’s face it.  Being a business owner is a grind. During the up times you’re certain you made the right choice, during the down times you wonder what the hell were you thinking.  And this can all happen in the span of a day.  So yes, there are a lot of reasons why being in…

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How to Keep Your Business Ahead Of Change

One of the most difficult things for a business owner to do is to constantly grow.  We come into our businesses with certain skills and abilities and that works for a time.  The business gets up and running, grows to a certain point, and then plateaus.  This isn’t necessarily a problem if the business is producing what…

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If You’re Worried About Money, Read This…

Statistics vary, though most suggest only 20% of American workers are prepared to miss one paycheck.  I remember what that’s like.  I remember how the worry about money was all-encompassing at times and framed nearly every decision I made. One of the greatest resources that started me out of that was the book Think and Grow…

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Where Creative Lives

Once a month I have an acupuncture appointment. Over the years I’ve come to count on this time as an important part of my overall stress management routine. During this particular appointment, my acupuncturist and I were discussing “white space” or also known as simple moments of quiet.  Finding white space can be incredibly difficult. …

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Out of Touch? What to do?

I recently found this article to be very interesting about aristocrats being out of touch with the realities of economic inequality. I’m willing to say that just by being an aristocrat you’re out of touch.  The article does bring up some very good questions about what it might take to reduce the spread between the haves and have nots. I offer three…

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What’s your biggest struggle?

I received a note the other day asking me, what’s my biggest struggle? Note the definition of struggle.  “Make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction.” I don’t see life or business that way.  To me, the world is not something to oppose or violently fight against.  Nothing and no one…

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The balance between heart and head

I can’t remember the last time I started the year with so much energy and enthusiasm for the year ahead.  And the other day I realized it’s because my heart is leading the way and my intellect is figuring out how to execute my heart’s voice.  If that sounds too air fairy for you, think…