5 Ways Working Too Hard Suggests You're An Idiot

5 Ways Working Too Hard Suggests You're An Idiot

How many times have you heard some overused sales or ‘business’ maxims such as, “pressure can burst pipes but it can also make diamonds,” or “work like there’s someone working 24 hours to take it all away,” or perhaps “work when the competition is sleeping (on holiday)”? Well, pressure will burst you before you become a diamond, unless you’re a paranoid freak this isn’t true and you could but is it doing anything? He was wearing his overworked life as a badge of honor and all I could do was pity him.

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You Can't or You Don't? There's A Big Difference.

You Can't or You Don't? There's A Big Difference.

The small business leader can change the outcomes by changing the words that are spoken. Maybe you've been hesitant to talk to an employee about some performance shortcomings. In the past you thought, "I could talk to him about it, but let's see how today goes. I can talk to him tomorrow." But now you think, "I'm going to talk to him today because that's what I do. I coach, train and develop my team to be their best."

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Why Persuasion Takes More Than a Fancy Suit...

Why Persuasion Takes More Than a Fancy Suit...

The world has changed drastically. We no longer lead with trust or “benefit of the doubt”. In business there is not a single person in an organization that has the power, knowledge, expertise, or capability to do everything on their own. Small business’ in particular fall prey to the notion that they can do it all by themselves because in the first stages of conceptualization, they can. Once they get past that they are dependent upon others whether it be customers, clients, friends and family or employees. If they are not prepared for the next steps, healthy growth in the business becomes nearly impossible. How then can small business owners better prepare themselves for moving into a leadership role with sustained healthy growth?

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People: Tips for Building Strengths and 'Staying in the Lane'

People: Tips for Building Strengths and 'Staying in the Lane'

Joe Louis once said, “You need a lot of different types of people to make the world better,” the same can be said for your business. Different types of personalities and dominant strengths lend better efficiency and balance to positions and teams. Hiring the right people for your business is hard enough, getting the right person with the right attitude in the right chair is even harder. Evaluating this is a crucial part of ensuring your business becomes a smooth running organization, gaining traction, and moving forward rather than getting stuck.

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Business Success Essentials is Open!

Business Success Essentials is Open!

The Business Success Essentials coaching program is now open for enrollment. This program is ideal for anyone who feels stuck in their business or is ready to take it to the next level. Everything is up and running to allow you to sign up today, space is limited. 

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Have You Found Your Ideal Client?

Have You Found Your Ideal Client?

Too many businesses target everyone as a client. This is a recipe for bland results. Plus, if you can admit it, you DON'T want to work with everyone. So, why not attract and work with people you want to work with? You can find the ideal customer in three steps...

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Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck

In the busyness of moving your business and career forward it’s easy to get so focused on the immediate path ahead that without warning you can get pulled off track and find yourself stuck. Here the 4 steps to get unstuck...

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How To Get Your Business Growing Again

How To Get Your Business Growing Again

Question: have you ever found yourself stuck somewhere? I got my car stuck in a ditch. I was 20 driving a behemoth of a car the same age. It was snowing hard, which kept me from driving too fast. We were cruising along at a steady 25 mph when I hit a patch of ice. Business leaders and professionals can find themselves in a similar situation, without warning you’re in the professional ditch, stuck.

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An Announcement And Favor to Ask

An Announcement And Favor to Ask

You will see this format is different from previous posts. It’s for good reason, too. We're VERY close to finishing our long-awaited coaching series: Business Success Essentials. HOWEVER, we need your help. Before we finalize the final product and make it available we need to make sure we have covered everything...

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Strategy Takes The Whole Brain - Not Just The Left

Strategy Takes The Whole Brain - Not Just The Left

If we define Strategic Thinking as a broad perspective analysis of opportunities and problems, one might assume that this process is solely rooted in striving for operational efficiency and building on past success. Strategy can bring to mind associated words such as logic, analytical, and data indicating this is a process wholly owned by the left brain. However, if the goal of strategic thinking is to win in the marketplace, a good portion of the thought process needs to incorporate creativity.

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How To Use Feedback to Win The MarketPlace

How To Use Feedback to Win The MarketPlace

In today’s competitive marketplace companies are spending a lot of time, people and money trying to improve customer satisfaction. This is predicated on an age old understanding that it is cheaper to keep a customer than to acquire a new one. Customer feedback is the tool most widely used to gauge customer satisfaction.

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Fake Online Reviews: How To Win

Fake Online Reviews: How To Win

Imagine: you are sitting down and get a notification that your business has just been reviewed. You get excited! The business has been going well and you have poured your heart and soul into running it ethically and professionally. This review should be an affirmation of hard work and dedication. It will help with word-of-mouth and future business. You can see the dollars coming in!

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