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Slaying the Big Hairy Monster

Slaying the Big Hairy Monster

As human beings there is one thing that we all struggle with – fear.  No matter how big or strong you are we all have some deep seated fear that influences us in some way.  Our maturation and success as a human is directly related to our ability to understand the form which our “big ... Read More
 
How to Get Life Independence and Financial Freedom Using Your Business

How to Get Life Independence and Financial Freedom Using Your Business

It’s a new year.  Then economy seems headed in the right direction. And, from all the privately owned business owners I talk with they are aggressively looking to grow this year. These are all good things, but be careful!  If you’re focused just on achieving growth without a reason you could be just as miserable ... Read More
 
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. ... Read More
 
Does Good Leadership Meet Needs?

Does Good Leadership Meet Needs?

A few weeks back in my article title Answering the Hard Questions About Leadership, I asked the question “what is the nature of leadership?”  I received several dozen responses to the question via a variety of social media channels. It was more than I expected.  Most seemed to agree with my belief, good leadership is ... Read More
 
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.  One thing that really jumped out ... Read More
 
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.  For a high school coach this ... Read More
 

Success Step 2 – Create Your Business Vision

In Success Step 1 – Define You Passion, you got a better idea of what success really looks like to you – both personally and professionally.   Now you need to apply this new found understanding to your business.  You do this by creating a business vision. Creating a Business Vision You create a business vision ... Read More
 
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, because you need to find your passion!  It’s the reason most people flounder or never reach their goals.  Because to find your passion you need to look within first, and define what you want out ... Read More
 
3 Ways Personal Reflection Can Help You Grow Your Business

3 Ways Personal Reflection Can Help You Grow Your Business

During this time of year most of us stop long enough to take a breath.  If you use this time correctly you can actual put your life and business on course for success.  You see it is in personal reflection that success is born, so use it to put yourself of the right path. Use ... Read More
 
3 Ways Clear Vision Contributes to Your Business Growth

3 Ways Clear Vision Contributes to Your Business Growth

Vision is passion documented.  And passion is a powerful motivator.  In a previous post titled Why So Many Small Business Owners are Unhappy, I discussed how many entrepreneurs get distracted by the day-to-day operation of the business and lose the passion that drove them in the beginning.  The reason this happens is because they have ... Read More
 
Why So Many Small Business Owners are Unhappy

Why So Many Small Business Owners are Unhappy

I have been doing some intensive thinking for marketing purpose this past week. In the process I stumbled upon an interesting realization about our target market – small business owners.  As I looked for what motivates our best prospects, I came to the conclusion that most got in business because of their passion.  This is ... Read More