Note Those Times When Your Eyes Light Up

I can always tell when someone is passionate about an idea, a project…whatever they’re talking about. Their eyes light up. Their posture changes ever so slightly as if to straighten themselves out to deliver their truth. There is a beautiful story writing process that I use to help my clients rediscover what they are trulyContinue reading “Note Those Times When Your Eyes Light Up”

Being an Entrepreneur isn’t about being your Own Boss

Why do you want to get into business for yourself/own a business? This question is usually met with the F answer: FREEDOM! The freedom to do WHAT you want, WHEN you want, with WHOM you want and work on WHATEVER you like WHENEVER you like. Many envisage being free as being able to spend moreContinue reading “Being an Entrepreneur isn’t about being your Own Boss”

“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.”

I saw this quote by Gordon B. Hinckley and it literally grabbed me behind the ears and pulled me in. You see I’ve been attempting to develop a couple spots in my yard and hopefully one day be able to say that I have a garden and am gardening. After a months holiday (December 2011Continue reading ““Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.””

People are NOT your most Important Asset. The RIGHT people are!

Published in the Business Newsday Thursday May 10th 2012 “Despite all our gains in technology, product innovation and world markets, most people are not thriving in the organizations they work for. They are neither fulfilled nor excited. They are frustrated. They are not clear about where the organization is headed or what its highest prioritiesContinue reading “People are NOT your most Important Asset. The RIGHT people are!”

The Last Remaining Competitive Advantage

Whenever the economy is volatile – businesses tighten their belts. This is a good thing. In better times there is a tendency to not look too hard at what is being spent. There’s more money to go around and many activities get the ‘ok’ from top management. When things are tight however, immediately the ‘luxury’Continue reading “The Last Remaining Competitive Advantage”

“Oh no they can’t take that away from me…”

Today I needed to get a very simple job done: cut and make square a small piece of ply so that I could have an ‘armchair-makeshift-table’ to work on in lieu of sitting at a desk. While waiting on the craftsman I had a look around his shop. In one corner was a huge bassContinue reading ““Oh no they can’t take that away from me…””