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Relationships, balancing ambition to grow with the long game

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?

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?

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

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…

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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…