As business owners we say we have faith yet never ask for what we want

Whenever a solopreneur or business owner reaches out to me, they can usually list all the things that are not working for them. Their website isn’t working They are wasting time on social media They need help with customer service They are not sure what to do next They are not making enough money Interestingly,Continue reading “As business owners we say we have faith yet never ask for what we want”

What can you do when your marketing and sales efforts fail consistently?

Your bank balance is at an all time low. You wake up knowing that you HAVE to make something happen TODAY! Your mad scramble begins to generate money. Some days your hustle works. Some days it doesn’t. Our natural response to anything that doesn’t seem to be working is to try harder, push more, putContinue reading “What can you do when your marketing and sales efforts fail consistently?”

If You Don’t Keep Focusing on This, You Won’t Get Results

Clayton Christensen, a man wearing many hats including  professor, author, entrepreneur, missionary, husband, and father made this very bold statement in his essay “How Will You Measure Your Life?” If you study the root causes of business disasters , over and over you’ll find this predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification. If you look atContinue reading “If You Don’t Keep Focusing on This, You Won’t Get Results”

Would it be Okay if Life Got Easier?

Has anyone ever asked you that question? I mean really? Would it be okay if life got easier? It sounds preposterous doesn’t it? Life is supposed to be a struggle. If anything comes too easily we look at it sideways with much suspicion. What’s the catch? Where’s the hidden camera? I’m being punked right nowContinue reading “Would it be Okay if Life Got Easier?”

Pushing Past “I don’t feel like…”

It starts early on in life. I don’t feel like… doing my homework cleaning my room making up my bed exercising going to church doing the dishes studying writing that book report Even if we have a huge goal in front of us, something we really want – like REALLY REALLY 🙂 – we stillContinue reading “Pushing Past “I don’t feel like…””

Nervousness and my Squiggly Signature

I’ve always described myself as “the nervous type.” Whenever I had to perform (I’m a guitarist) it would take me a while before I settled into playing “normal” that is without the wooden feel of my right hand and the shaky, unsteady fingers on my left. I remember asking my sister, who performs regularly toContinue reading “Nervousness and my Squiggly Signature”

Can you be Successful without being Exhausted?

The short answer is “Yes” but it depends on other elements in the success equation. Let’s kick off with a couple definitions of success. Napoleon Hill defined it like this “SUCCESS is the attainment of your DEFINITE CHIEF AIM without violating the rights of other people.” Earl Nightingale laid it out like this “SUCCESS isContinue reading “Can you be Successful without being Exhausted?”

Snap Out of Auto-Pilot – Re-Enter Your Business

“YOU possess a kind of inner force that seeks to guide you toward your Life’s Task — what you are meant to accomplish in the time that you have to live. In childhood this force was clear to you. It directed you toward activities and subjects that fit your natural inclinations — that sparked aContinue reading “Snap Out of Auto-Pilot – Re-Enter Your Business”

Why Do Change Initiatives Flop Far More Often Than They Fly?

Published in the Business Newsday May 24th 2012 As the business owner or leader of your team what is your most important job and focus? I want you to think about this question carefully because in it is the answer as to why the changes you want to see aren’t sticking. Sure any change thatContinue reading “Why Do Change Initiatives Flop Far More Often Than They Fly?”

Get off the Fence if you want your Business to Grow!

Wouldn’t it be easier if you were just told what you should do to grow your business, make more profit, and get out of the red into the blackness of wealth? But it’s never that easy, although we spend an inordinate amount of energy in search of the guru who would save us time andContinue reading “Get off the Fence if you want your Business to Grow!”