Mindset

Competition

Use Competition To Your Advantage

The world is built, to some extent, on the concept of competition. Everything living competes for specific resources that are needed to grow, thrive and outperform ecological rivals. Sunlight, space, water and nutrients are utilized to fullest extent by the smallest to largest creatures wherever they are found and in whatever quantities. As human beings, […]

Risk Takers Usually Win

Risk-Takers Usually Win In The End

We’ve all heard the old saying “nothing ventured, nothing gained”. Like most old sayings, there’s a strong element of truth in those words. At the risk (pun intended) of following one old saying with another, without risk there is not, and cannot be, any reward. There is an element of chance inherent in every venture, and […]

Confidence Creates Success

Personal Confidence Creates Professional Success

Nothing succeeds like success, right? Simple, but accurate. However, true success comes from confidence, and confidence, in turn, comes from success. They revolve around each other, in a truly symbiotic relationship. However, this is not a “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” kind of scenario. Confidence precedes success. We know this, because the quiet assurance […]

Persistence

Professional Success Requires Persistence

Ok, let’s talk about persistence. For starters, how many old sayings, aphorisms and clichés are there about persistence? Here are just a few: The early bird gets the worm. Slow and steady wins the race. If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. The list goes […]

Mindfulness in your business

Being Mindful Within Your Business

Experience is a great teacher. Each day, all of our lives are jam packed with numerous experiences. Many of these experiences are everyday occurrences. Others are less common. Occasionally, some are so unique that they are literally life changing. However, every experience, whether mundane or fantastic, can offer us a teaching moment. Most of us […]

Success Requires Flexibility

Success Requires Flexibility

There is nothing more stifling to success than rigid thinking.  Rigid thinking leads to rigid behaviors, and rigid behaviors lead to dead ends, blind alleys and creative cul de sacs. In other words, while there is a certain amount of comfort to routine, too much routine can choke off all chances that you’ll be able […]

The Buck Stops Here

Does the Buck Stop With You?

President Harry Truman had a sign on his desk that said, “The buck stops here”. What he meant by that was, as President, he did not have the option to pass the buck when it came to mistakes or failure. He was the boss, and the buck stopped getting passed with him.  As a business owner […]

Reluctant or Hesitant to Sell? Use These Tips

Would it come as a surprise to you if I said we’re all sales people? It’s true.  Every time you have a prospective client on a discovery call, you’re making a sales pitch. Every time you send an email or write a blog post with an offer, you’re making a sales pitch. Every time you […]

Don’t Let Fear Run Your Business

At some point, every business owner will find themselves in a worrisome situation. Revenue is down. New clients are scarce. Profits are falling, and a peek at the financials is enough to bring on a full-fledged anxiety attack.  Unless you’re Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates, chances are you’ve experienced that sinking feeling of a business […]

What’s Your Why?

When you first hung out your virtual shingle, you were most likely thinking: “I can’t wait to get away from this awful job.” “I just want to be home with my kids.” “This dead-end job is going nowhere.” “I’m tired of working crazy hours and holidays.” “I know I’m worth more than they’re paying me.”  […]

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