If you find yourself in a hole, STOP DIGGING!

What’s our natural tendency when things go wrong? What happens when someone says something we don’t like? What happens when we’re looking for something but can’t find it? We obsess over mistakes, seethe and complain to anyone who’s willing to listen to how hurt we are, or turn the place complete upside down because weContinue reading “If you find yourself in a hole, STOP DIGGING!”

The Wonders of Planning and Preparation and How it Affects Performance

Starting with your own. We’ve just celebrated Mother’s Day – a day many businesses look forward to as they offer gift ideas and services suitable for Mom. Marketing gurus usually advise that business owners need to look at any upcoming year in advance and PLAN in particular for celebrated days such as Mother’s Day andContinue reading “The Wonders of Planning and Preparation and How it Affects Performance”

You are Capable

We all need to be reminded that once we activate our creative power we can follow through on any plan, idea or purpose. We need to stop the insane thinking that keeps us constantly looking for more information, wasting countless hours scouring the Internet. Like Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors “Feed me! Feed me!Continue reading “You are Capable”

Are You Too Impatient to Build a Great Business?

Every week I wrestle with what to write. What should I share? Sometimes an idea might pop into my head and then I think “is it enough to write more than 900 words about this?” At times I am certain about what I want to say – most times I’m not. In the end IContinue reading “Are You Too Impatient to Build a Great Business?”

Why Aren’t You Achieving Your Goals?

As published in my weekly column in today’s Business Newsday Nowadays a discussion around goal setting is usually accompanied by the acronym SMART. In order for you to achieve any goals they must be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. Specifics help us to focus our efforts and clearly define what we are goingContinue reading “Why Aren’t You Achieving Your Goals?”

Profit is NOT a bad word!

Just finished reading George Cloutier’s ‘Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing’, and it got me thinking about how I usually address profit. I’d say mostly as an afterthought – but not any more! Aren’t we in business to make a profit? I’m not sure where ‘profit’ got its bad rap but going into 2011Continue reading “Profit is NOT a bad word!”

Things to do vs. What I’ve done

I had an a-ha moment this morning. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been feeling really tired but this morning I realized that most of it was not physical fatigue but mental. Now I am a note taker – constantly jotting – writing things down, yet I still felt the burden of all myContinue reading “Things to do vs. What I’ve done”