Every one of us desires to make a difference. Whether we are twenty, thirty, forty, or seventy, we want to feel we are having an impact on the world in some way. How do you define what it means to make a difference? I believe with all I have that answering the call to become [Read more]
In a world of tough competition, how do you distinguish your brand from the rest?
Experts agree that entrepreneurs maximize a business idea when their authentic talents and values are at the core of their business and woven into the fabric of their efforts. These aren’t always groundbreaking. They are often subtle, a slightly different way [Read more]
Money is at the top of the list of tough stuff for most entrepreneurs. When a business issue (versus a personal issue) is the core reason for failure, 65% of the time it is due to financial mismanagement. If you hold yourself fully accountable, money doesn’t have to be one of your tough topics. I [Read more]
I feel that one of the greatest obstacles for seizing growth opportunity is the absence of skills needed to get there. Missing skills often make growth feel too hard, too unpredictable, and too scary. This is when conscious self-awareness, attitude, and approach must be brought into play. Are you finished maximizing impact? If you don’t [Read more]
When it comes to business, working hard is nothing without working smart.
The power of priority in each area of life produces a ripple effect that strengthens the whole.
We’ve all worked with companies whose priorities and strategies are like Baskin-Robbins, where there’s always a new flavor of the month. They work extremely hard. There’s a [Read more]
Going it alone could be the worst decision you ever make.
“If you want something done right, do it yourself ” should be eliminated from the list of clichés and replaced with “You should not do it alone.” I spent too many years trying to do it myself and have suffered terribly. Our culture seems to [Read more]
Successful entrepreneurs all have something big in common. Courage! According to the Hiscox American Courage Index, business owners show a higher level of courage than the general population, and for good reason. It takes guts to persist in the face of ambiguity and failure.
High confidence is a crucial element in thinking big. Part [Read more]
“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and spoke these words, it was transformative. It was anything but “one” or “small.” Executing that first successful U.S. mission to the moon was composed of thousands, and maybe even millions, of small steps and victories. A [Read more]
Are you all in in business and in life?
The 1% Mindset Shift
Being all in is a 1% mindset shift, just a small shift, that is the difference between thinking and executing at a good level or at a level that takes you everywhere you are capable of going. It is critical to the entrepreneurial journey, [Read more]
No Sugar Coating, Let’s Start with Tough Talk
A study of 2500 entrepreneurial companies, conducted by Xero, found that 65% of business failures are due to financial mismanagement. Financial knowledge and accountability is a critical responsibility of every founder for success. Yet when it comes to financial matters, too many entrepreneurs make erroneous assumptions about the [Read more]