Be Excellent At This For Small Business Success

I like to think of myself as capable of most any task I take on. No doubt you do as well. Given enough time and resources, we can obtain the necessary knowledge and skill to do most anything. Which is exactly why we shouldn’t do some things.  Some time ago I took on the job…

New Year’s Day is not Championship Day

Every player wants to win the championship. Professional athletes stay in shape during the off-season but a championship campaign begins with training camp. After a few weeks, preseason begins. Here the players get back into the groove of competing. While everyone wants to win the real purpose of preseason games is to evaluate the ability…

Grossed Out! The Unlikely Death of Networking

Ask anyone in business where they get their best customers and somewhere in the first few sentences you’ll hear “word of mouth”. Ask anyone, anywhere how they found their favorite restaurant and it will likely be by referral. Even our best friends are often the result of meeting through others.   What you’ve just witnessed…

Don’t Let This “Creep” Ruin Your Plans

Making lasting change requires learning new skills that will be repeated over and over until they become habits.  Habits are the “remote control” of our lives, governing virtually every action we take. I remember our first television remote control.  It had four buttons: On, Off, Volume, Channel.  Oddly, these are the four I use most…

9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People – How Inc.com Got It Wrong!

9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People, an article recently published on Inc.com, attempts to identify what it takes to be a successful person through identifying the common beliefs held by successful people. For all its well-intentioned information, the article is fundamentally flawed. 9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People should be titled 9 Beliefs of Remarkably…