Archive For: Personal Growth

Have You Learned to Think Like a Business Owner?

Have You Learned to Think Like a Business Owner?

The Employee Scenarios Defined

Several events recently occurred with client businesses that have made me take a step back and really try to understand why business owners make some of the decisions that they do!  For nearly a year I have been advising one client to put better employee systems in place. …

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Creating Business Systems – Your Key to Self-Sustainability

Creating Business Systems – Your Key to Self-Sustainability

It is amazing how many businesses are stuck in stage 2 – the survival stage of growth.  What is it that causes this to become an obstacle to business owners developing a self-sustaining business?  In a word – MANAGEMENT!

If you aren’t already familiar with the stages  of the growth cycle or the main goal of the survival and success stages I would recommend that you watch the short video below before you read on.…

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Why Passion is Critical for Business Success

Why Passion is Critical for Business Success

This week I figured I would talk a little bit about the first step in the strategic planning process – defining your passion.  A while back I wrote a posted titled Why So Many Small Business Owners are Unhappy where I made an observation of why small business owners get dissatisfied by life and business.…

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How to Get the Most Out of Life

How to Get the Most Out of Life

My wife paid me the highest compliment this week. And she didn’t even realize she did it .

We were on vacation and just browsing the shops on the beach.  She saw the little card in the photo and said “hey Dino, this has you written all over it!”

I read the card and instantly took a photo of it with my phone.  …

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Do You Really Know What You’re Chasing?

Do You Really Know What You’re Chasing?

I was attending a local networking event today.  The presenter was a local serial-entrepreneur that shared his most recent success story and his philosophy on what he felt was important to entrepreneurial success.

Everything he said was right on point and what I have experienced myself over the years. …

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Leadership’s Most Important Factor

Leadership’s Most Important Factor

Last week a local story caught my attention as it exemplified the question often asked about leadership.  What is the most important factor that influences good leadership?

A coach from a local high school with an tremendous record was hired by a major university to become an assistant coach. …

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Protecting You Most Precious Resource

Protecting You Most Precious Resource

The most precious resource a business owner has seems to be the one that we protect the least – OUR TIME!!!  Funny thing is, everyone starts with the same amount of time every day.  Yet some people can make millions while others seem to struggle just to breakeven.…

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Want Better Results?

Want Better Results?

Just Ask Better Questions

Every year for Thanksgiving I write a special heartfelt message to those in my contact list.  I struggled this year.  It was becoming so difficult for me to write that I went back and looked at messages from years past.  …

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Transitioning from Inventor to Entrepreneur

Transitioning from Inventor to Entrepreneur

Turing Your Vision into Reality

This is a topic I was asked to revisit for an upcoming presentation.  Back in 2010 I gave the same presentation to the Tampa Bay Inventors Council and it was well received.  Not sure how many people heeded my advice, but what I presented then is still and will always be the difference between success and failure with anyone with an idea.…

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Leading to New Horizons of Success

Leading to New Horizons of Success

Success is a destination that you define for your company.  It represents the vision of a new vista; a new horizon; a new set of possibilities for your business – a change.  That means you will need new skills and competencies. …

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The Major Barrier to Executing Your Strategic Plan

The Major Barrier to Executing Your Strategic Plan

Last week I update the learning objectives for an end of year strategic planning retreat workshop I conducted several years back.  Something struck me that could hold the answer to why small business owners struggle in executing their strategic plan.

First what struck me as odd is that most small business owners are very good at achieving objectives. …

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Excuse Me, What Is It You Can’t Do?

Excuse Me, What Is It You Can’t Do?

Creating Success Means Getting Past Your Negative “Personal Speak”

After last week’s leadership post titled “Do You Have the Courage to be the Leader Your Business Needs?” I’ve had a lot of conversations about the big part a small business owner’s personal growth plays in business growth. …

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Success Step One – Find Your Passion

Success Step One – Find Your Passion

You have probably heard the adage “the first step is the hardest.”  Nothing could be truer when it comes to success!  It’s the reason most people flounder or never reach their goals.  Because to get there you need to look within first, and define what you want out of life for yourself. …

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